Looking for an automatic watch with a semi-skeleton dial? Then the Seizmont Asger Dante might be just what you are looking for.
Seizmont Asger Dante Review
The £179 Seizmont Asger Dante is a semi-skeleton watch designed in Denmark. My free sample arrived in a great quality padded (presumably faux) leather box with a hangtag, a thick instruction book for the Seagull St1646 movement and a cleaning cloth. I’ve seen a lot of watches recently in simple cardboard sleeves, and while I don’t really value big boxes, for this kind of watch it can be a bonus as they are often bought as gifts.
I was impressed with the quality of the Seizmont Asger Dante’s case. Sandwiched in sapphire glass, the Seagull ST1646 movement is skeletonised with a very nice looking cutout rotor. The case itself is 13mm thick with slab sides and good quality finishing.
There’s a non-rotating black bezel at the front with engraved numbers. I found the numbers quite hard to make out as they are not picked out in white or silver like some other watches. The crown is beautiful – if a little tricky to turn as a result. The watch is well-balanced and feels good on the wrist – certainly better than I’d expected.
Dial and Hands
Unlike many skeletonised watches, the Seizmont Asger Dante has quite a lot of dial. There are applied markers at 12, 6 and 9 that catch the light nicely, along with a printed logo at 3 O’clock. Despite the applied elements, the dial does feel a little flat in comparison to the decorated movement within.
The trouble with any skeletonised watch is legibility, and although the Seizmont Asger Dante’s hands do catch the light quite well, the lack of lume means it will be impossible to read in low light. Having said that, you don’t buy this kind of watch to use as a tool watch, so it may not be an issue for the target audience. And with just 3ATM of water resistance, this is definitely not a watch that is going underwater.
The bracelet is made of solid steel, with polished middle links. These can be a scratch magnet, so take care of your Seizmont Asger Dante will get tatty quickly! The quality of the bracelet is good – perhaps a little thinner than average – but finished to an acceptable quality for the price.
I do have some misgivings about the bracelet: first, it is only 19.5cm long. Normally, I have to remove two to three links to fit my 7.5-inch wrist. The Asgard fitted (albeit a little loosely) right out of the box. It meant I did not have to use a tool to remove the push-pins from the links, but bigger wristed buyers are going to be disappointed.
My second problem is the clasp. It’s attached to a very sturdy solid steel deployant, but with just two micro-adjustments, it is going to be tricky to fine-tune the fit of the watch if that’s the kind of thing you like to do. I prefer at least three micro-adjustments and ideally five so you are not ever caught between link-in and link-removed states.
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What I Liked
- The finish on the case is really well finished for the price
- The watch dial looks a lot better than I’d expected
- I really like the crown design
What I Didn’t Like
- The bracelet is short and has limited adjustment options
- The hands are hard to make out against the dial
- The dial itself is a little flat compared to the rest of the watch.
Seizmont Asger Dante – The WRUK Verdict
Overall, I was expecting a cheap-looking, Chinese-made factory watch with a flimsy bracelet and a cheap movement. Against my expectations, I was pleasantly surprised. The Seizmont Asger Dante is not the kind of watch I would normally go for, but it looks okay, and the case is really well finished.
My worry would be that at this price, there is a lot of competition from other budget brands, many of which are better-known names, and although this is a good watch, it is not quite amongst the best in its price range.
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