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Geckota G-01 Dive Watch


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May 8, 2011
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Hey all, I'm not one to write watch reviews - especially on SF but I think this one merited some sort of notice. I have been an avid watch collector for a long while and have slowly moved my way up functionality, price, and style. Also, I should note I have no affiliation with Geckota - this is simply a personal view.

I had a quite trusted Invicta subby-homage for around 7 years. Not the most stylish or greatest of the subby clones, but it was cheap (bought for about 50 USD) and a good beater for every day use. Even when I got into a moto accident where crystal was scratched up, bezel fell off - it was still sticking along just fine and I was able to repair most of the damage. Finally, after swimming with it, it took in moisture and the movement started to seize.

As a replacement, with a bit of coin in my pocket - I was going to go in for another subby clone. I particularly liked the Phoibos, Steinhart, and Orient. But as time progressed, I felt let down by a wealth of watches that were wannabes at best. That's not a criticism of them and of course, I accept that the submariner is a classic design that most budding watchmakers go for as a safe option that will always be popular. But it's just that. Safe.

As I was searching around, I stumbled across Geckota. Knowing their straps, I was intrigued by their designs. I found the G-01 and was floored. I was skeptical by what i thought was trick photography and tried to find some reviews for it. Other than a few unboxing videos on YouTube - I found nothing. But I was smitten and because it has a Seiko NH35 movement, I figured why not - and decided to take the plunge.


I'm glad I did. It has a great dial, nice finishing on the case, and is an art deco style that is wholey its own. The colors and finishing touches really can be truly it’s own.

If you want something different - I would seriously have a look.


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Jun 12, 2018
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Looks nice! I haven’t really looked at their watches before.

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