Islander Amerigraph Bethpage Review

Back in 2019, I flew off to D.C. to attend a National’s game. While in our Nation’s Capital, I visited the usual places — The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The Lincoln Memorial, The National Mall…and of course the Smithsonian. There, among the thousands of historical exhibits, one stood out — the LEM (Lunar Excursion Module). This had always been my favorite spacecraft…and I was then able to see it in person!

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So when I saw Marc at Long Island show his new Bethpage line in honor of the LEM, I had to have one!

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On the clasp of this new beauty of mine, sits engraved a representation of the LEM as it must have looked, all dusted up from its tumultuous descent onto the Lunar surface.

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On the dial sits an AM/PM sub dial (because how else would you know if it’s day or night in space?), a 60 second subdial, and a 60 minute subdial. The chronograph complication is complete with split time capability. The bezel is a sapphire-protected 24 hour complication, because I’ve never met an Airforce/Spaceforce person who doesn’t use military time.

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At the center of any good watch is its beating heart. In the Bethpage, a gold tone, 5 jewel movement (that is USA assembled) drives the whole operation with absolute precision. 

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The Bethpage’s case is beautifully-angular, and is adorned front and back with Sapphire protection. It also has a heft reminiscent of the Space Program and weighs in at 152 grams (with four links removed to fit my 7.25” wrist). The bracelet is solid link and uses screws that makes sizing a breeze. Plus, there are three micro adjusts for the more fiddly wrists out there. 

The model comes in three colorways. I felt the brushed silver dial was the one for me, and I am thrilled with my purchase! This is my 2nd Islander, and the quality/value for money rings true in both of my watches. 

I look forward to a long relationship with this watch that honors the coolest space craft ever to come out of the Grumman factory in Bethpage, New York.  

Islander Amerigraph Bethpage Review

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  • Gorgeous domed crystal and angular case
  • Beautiful exhibition 5 Jewel movement
  • Precise, straightforward chronograph
  • The 2nd hand misses the mark at about two places around the dial. But I really think it’s more of an optical anomaly because the lollipop is at the end of the second hand

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I have one of these, and I’m enjoying it very much. It does have a solid hefty presence on the wrist, and the Ameriquartz movement in mine is running exceptionally well. 

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gbelleh

I have one of these, and I’m enjoying it very much. It does have a solid hefty presence on the wrist, and the Ameriquartz movement in mine is running exceptionally well. 

Yeah, you showed yours yesterday right before I got mine, and I was all, “Dang — he beat me to it again.” I got my Monster right after you got yours too. 😂

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Love this watch , this colour is my favourite too. Islander are one of my favourite brands right now and are releasing some lovely pieces. 

I got my wife a cotton candy hi beat and a jubilee bracelet ( comes in the oyster) and I treated myself to an ISL 100 recently with the Ameriquartz movement and love it. Definitely a big fan. Just whishthere was someone over on my side of the pond who stocked them. Takes a while to get one over here in the UK.

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Droptuned83

Love this watch , this colour is my favourite too. Islander are one of my favourite brands right now and are releasing some lovely pieces. 

I got my wife a cotton candy hi beat and a jubilee bracelet ( comes in the oyster) and I treated myself to an ISL 100 recently with the Ameriquartz movement and love it. Definitely a big fan. Just whishthere was someone over on my side of the pond who stocked them. Takes a while to get one over here in the UK.

That cotton Candy is lovely. As for yours, how has the movement performed regarding accuracy?

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Ive never owned an Islander but have come so close to getting one many times. Im looking at the Seiko Speedtimer but the n Marc came out with this....Now I am not sure...

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bmmurphy

Ive never owned an Islander but have come so close to getting one many times. Im looking at the Seiko Speedtimer but the n Marc came out with this....Now I am not sure...

Though I‘ve owned it a short while, I  endorse it completely. It just has that unexplainable factor about it.

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Great review! Thanks for sharing.

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Very nice, I've been wanting to add an Islander watch to my collection. Thanks for the review!

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gbelleh

I have one of these, and I’m enjoying it very much. It does have a solid hefty presence on the wrist, and the Ameriquartz movement in mine is running exceptionally well. 

out of curiosity, which one did you get?

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This one could be called the "Winking Panda"

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whitesalmon

out of curiosity, which one did you get?

The same color…

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Great review and very well-designed piece!

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DariusII

That cotton Candy is lovely. As for yours, how has the movement performed regarding accuracy?

So far it seems to be very accurate as good as my other quartz movements. Though I will keep an eye on it. 

Do you have doubts about it? It was actually one of the reasons I bought it.

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Droptuned83

So far it seems to be very accurate as good as my other quartz movements. Though I will keep an eye on it. 

Do you have doubts about it? It was actually one of the reasons I bought it.

Oh, no doubts at all. On the contrary, the movement is so appealing to scour with my eyes that it ignites an anthropomorphic air about it…that has spawned curiosity about its design. If anything, your response is further assurance I hit the jackpot of choice in buying the Bethpage. 

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DariusII

Oh, no doubts at all. On the contrary, the movement is so appealing to scour with my eyes that it ignites an anthropomorphic air about it…that has spawned curiosity about its design. If anything, your response is further assurance I hit the jackpot of choice in buying the Bethpage. 

Oh yeah you definitely have made a great purchase with this one.

I love all the recent releases but the Bethpage is the best yet, though the mechanical GMT is sweet too, just to pricey for me currently.

The Ameriquartz and build in the USA is a big plus for me.