Paul Scurfield founded Scurfa Watches in 2013. As a watch enthusiast and saturation diver, he saw the explosion in the value of a Rolex which left collectors and divers a real-world problem of selling this highly valuable timepiece and reaping the inflated price or being very self-conscious of wearing a high-value timepiece in the workplace or generally out in public. He, therefore, decided to help fill this void and designed an affordable robust dive watch. As a saturation diver, he would spend six hours in the water in teams of three up to a total of 28 days including decompression. His first watch, the Dive One was tested on his wrist in the North Sea. Through the help of the Oceanictime Blogspot, he started to sell his watches. Achieving success he now has a website and continues to innovate the dive watch sector.
Here we have a 2021 Scurfa Diver One D1-500 with a 40mm T2 Titanium case. Brushed surfaces flow over your wrist towards the thick tapered drilled lugs. A lug to lug length of 48mm and a case thickness of 13.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side, we have a screw-down signed crown with 4 gaskets protected by crown guards. On the left side, you find the Helium escape valve which was tested by Paul Scurfa himself at different depths and gas mixtures, deepest decompression 154 meters to the surface. The Titanium dive bezel has deep knurling around its edge that can easily be adjusted even with gloves on. A domed sapphire crystal has a blue AR coating on the underside sitting above the striking orange dial. Large baton indexes are coated in Grade A Super Luminova BGW9 which glows blue in the dark marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a date window. Thick sword hands are coated in the same Grade A Super Luminova BGW9 complemented by a black lollipop second hand. The contrast of the black and white against the orange make for an easy-to-read tool dial. The testing and care of attention are clearly seen in this watch. Text at 12 o’clock is the Scurfa logo at 6 o’clock Diver One in black. On the reverse a screw-down case back with a 1mm gasket and the Scurfa logo in the center. Inside a Quartz Ronda 715SM, this movement is goldplated and has a longer battery life and EOL “End Of Life” indicator for peace of mind. The watch comes fitted on its original 20mm rubber strap with a signed Titanium buckle and comes with its Scurfa presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original box, paperwork, and accessories. The watch comes paired with its original black 20mm Scurfa signed rubber strap. The watch is from October 2021 and is in worn condition, but overall very good as you can see. The watch comes with its original manufacturer warranty.