Adam Tuminaro gives a thorough entertaining review of the PS1/04.
Standard for SevenFriday’s P-Series sizing, this watch comes in at 47.6MM by 47mm. The weight is significant, but not so heavy that it’s obnoxious, or intrusive.
The case body the PS1/04 features sandblasted Gun Metal, with a PVD coating for excellent durability, and this is surrounded with a typical Sevenriday part called the animation ring, which is treated in Antique Brass PVD. The 5 Layer, skeletonized dial offers plenty of detail and depth. One of my favorite features of the dial are the navy cut-outs near the 3 and 9 position. These remind me of metal grate flooring, which is commonly seen on large industrial ships, to allow drainage of sea water.
The hard etchings outside of each hour position also adds to the industrial approach of the design. Now the heavy handed nature of the PS1/04 comes from it’s case, which is admittedly quite utilitarian. But for every bit of masculinity and ruggedness that the antique brass case provides, the piece balances these elements with much lighter features towards the center of the dial.
Side view of the PS1/04.
We have a matte gold hour dial, which spans throughout the face. The minute hand is predominately silver, with a subtle navy accent ring. And much of the watch’s interior, which is visible in the lowest layer, shows many raw steel mechanical parts of the engine. Even the SevenFriday logo is printed in a lighter silver color, and all of these lighter elements contribute to the balance that this watch strikes.
I found it particularly interesting that within the watch’s face, the only component that truly matches the antique brass bezel and animation ring, is the seconds dial, which is partially concealed by the much larger minute and hour hands. It’s a delicate balance, but I believe SevenFriday absolutely nailed it.
The glass on this watch is a sapphire crystal, which has been coated with an antireflective coating on the inner side. The engine driving this ship out to sea is the tried and true, Miyota 82S5, which is fully Automatic.
PS1/04 is equipped for the for the traveller.
Certainly one of the classier elements of this piece is the strap, which is a stunning Navy Blue, featuring tone on tone stitching. The strap is padded leather calfskin, and I found it to be extremely comfortable, even for all day wear. And what kind of nautical watch would this be if it couldn’t handle a little sea water? This watch is rated at 3ATM, meaning it can handle the roughest storm. SevenFriday cannot guarantee the PS1/04’s survival should you go overboard. But if you find yourself shipwrecked in the open ocean, you’ve got bigger things to worry about than the watch on your wrist.
Top image: PS1/04 ready for the next adventure.
Bottom image: Front view of the PS1/04.
In SevenFriday’s official description of this watch, the PS1/04 is closer to Captain Nemo and the Nautilus than Captain Stubing and the Love Boat. Now if you don’t know about Captain Nemo, he was quite the character. In the book, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Nemo creates an insane underwater submarine vessel called the Nautilus, purely in an attempt to escape humanity and all its faults.
Now we can all take a look at the world and find areas of improvement… but Captain Nemo? He took it to the next level. Like below sea level, kind of level.
And while I can’t say I would join Caption Nemo on his outlandish quest, I do have respect for a man who enjoys his privacy, and doesn’t hesitate to make a plan and follow through with it. Nemo sounds like the kind of guy to live every day like it’s Friday, putting him right on brand with SevenFriday.
Does liking all of this make me a boat person? I’m not sure. But if you dig this watch as much as I do, I think me, you, and Captain Nemo could have one hell of a time on the water this weekend. Just make sure to bring your PS1/04.
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