Freestyle Hammerhead Diver Review

When one thinks of the ‘defacto diver watch’, visions of a Submariner, or some kind of homage or another often pops up. The basic design has been replicated through the years, it seems, on a worn out carbon copy press. 

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So when I received my new Freestyle Hammerhead 200m diver one week ago, It was a delight to open the simple, recyclable box to reveal an original design…an homage of nothing. 

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This Hammerhead has lit my senses on fire. Its design is compelling. It boasts a linen-white dial with reflective silver numerals that light up with each wrist tilt. The portal-shaped, satin unidirectional bezel is well marked and clicks solidly with precision. The case is satin on top and polished on the sides, and boasts a generous screw down crown, and a ‘Night Vision’ button (that can be pushed under water) which activates a three second glow for perfect night time viewing. Plus, aesthetic case extensions between each lug proudly boast ‘660 FT’. Top off the overall look with a patterned 22 mm polyurethane strap and a printed diver down flag just under the handset hub. 

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The Hammerhead weighs 97 grams and wears like a dream on my 7 1/4“ wrist. Its dimensions are:

  • 42 mm diameter
  • 50 mm lug to lug
  • 12.7 mm thick

After a week of wear, the quartz movement has gained about one second…and steadily moves the red lollipop secondhand along the chapter ring…hitting each marker exactly.

In summation, this watch has placed itself in my top five. I have become quite taken with it. And for the $144.76 I paid, I believe it is a real bargain. 

Freestyle Hammerhead Diver Review

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  • Killer ‘Night Vision’ feature.
  • Highly legible dial.
  • Original design.
  • Strap only accommodates up to 8” wrist
  • Mineral crystal.

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Great review brother. I'm not big on the 660 ft engraving on the metal. For $144.76  I personally like this watches.

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Freestyle!  A fun watch from a fun brand. You’re so right, it’s not like any of the ones that @JJMM1983 posted. That’s it’s charm.  Freestyle has always listed WR in feet for the equivalent metric number. Love it. 

Thanks for sharing! 

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JJMM1983

Great review brother. I'm not big on the 660 ft engraving on the metal. For $144.76  I personally like this watches.

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Cheers, friend! The watch really struck a resonant chord. 

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Welcome to the club!!  Great watches. 

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cageyjames

Freestyle!  A fun watch from a fun brand. You’re so right, it’s not like any of the ones that @JJMM1983 posted. That’s it’s charm.  Freestyle has always listed WR in feet for the equivalent metric number. Love it. 

Thanks for sharing! 

Thank you sir!

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BigIona

Welcome to the club!!  Great watches. 

It’s my third Freestyle. I’ve also got a Luke Davis and Maliblu Shark. Love the fact they‘ve got those hydro pushers. 

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DariusII

It’s my third Freestyle. I’ve also got a Luke Davis and Maliblu Shark. Love the fact they‘ve got those hydro pushers. 

Wow, clearly I have much to learn! 

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That's a beautiful watch, and it's so great to see an original design on any divert in today's watch market. It's modern, with a classic flair, simply and beautiful with a highly legible dial. On looks alone, I can understand why you are so impressed, but taken as a whole against the cost, I think you have a real winner there! 

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cageyjames

Freestyle!  A fun watch from a fun brand. You’re so right, it’s not like any of the ones that @JJMM1983 posted. That’s it’s charm.  Freestyle has always listed WR in feet for the equivalent metric number. Love it. 

Thanks for sharing! 

100% is a way different design!  At the same token I haven't held the watch which I think that's how you fall in love with a watch.

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DariusII

Cheers, friend! The watch really struck a resonant chord. 

Great choice brother. We like what we like and that's what makes this hobby great and fun! I like to put options out there especially more inexpensive options for the watch fans that think they need to spend and arm and a leg for a nice watch.

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JJMM1983

100% is a way different design!  At the same token I haven't held the watch which I think that's how you fall in love with a watch.

Oh, I wasn't being critical about your choices.  I was just giving the comparison about a more traditional diver that you linked to (and that I own a couple of) and something that Freestyle put out.

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JJMM1983

Great review brother. I'm not big on the 660 ft engraving on the metal. For $144.76  I personally like this watches.

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That Invicta is nice... I might have to get that one.