TWCO (Technical Watch Company) is a young, Netherlands-based micro-brand focused on producing value-driven, professional tool watches. To that end, TWCO’s first watch was the Sea Rescue, a hearty diver with an impressive water resistance of 600 meters. The company’s sophomore effort was the equally pleasing Air Controller, a robust pilot’s watch loosely pulling inspiration from the Fairchild Republic a-10 Thunderbolt (read our review here). TWCO is back with their third timepiece, this one dubbed the Salvage Diver. It’s a dual-crown, dive watch with an internal rotating bezel styled after EPSA Super Compressors produced from the ‘50s through the ‘70s.
Dual-crown Super Compressor-style divers are quite popular these days, with many brands releasing their own iterations of this vintage classic. The Longines Legend, Halios Laguna and the newly release Alpina Seastrong Heritage are just a few such examples. As a huge fan of these watches myself, I was excited to give the Salvage Diver a whirl. It’s certainly a cool looking watch and on paper it checks out, but does it stand up to scrutiny? Let’s take a closer look.