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Author : Don Evans

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No, no, no. Not Prada. Pradata. The Obris Morgan Pradata. The name might be a little weird, and I am not sure of the origin, but one thing is for sure, after my time with this new diver model from Obris Morgan, it is an excellent value when it comes to a dive watch. These days, many of us watch enthusiasts are always looking for a good value or bargain, or as some say “bang for your buck”. Sometimes you get what you pay for. For example, if you pay $280, you get a $280 watch. Obris Morgan’s recent models, Nevon and Explorer, really set a standard for what type of watch you could get for under $300. Their newest model, the Pradata, surpasses even those. The solid steel case was designed by Obris Morgan. That is something in and of itself right there. Some brands that boast some of the stats that the Pradata has, the case/and or bracelet, is an off the shelf or catalog case. Now, the bracelet is catalog, a 5 link bracelet we have seen on some similar watches through the years. But, the end links are not. The end links were custom made to fit the case and lugs of the Pradata. They not only fit perfectly, but really add to the value, as the whole watch looks much more expensive than it actually is. The selling price for the blasted model, reviewed here, is $289.

Here are the full specifications:
Watch Case and case back: SUS316L Stainless Steel
Bracelet: 4.2mm Thickness 5 links Bracelet
Movement holder: 316L Stainless Steel
Movement: Automatic Caliber – Miyota 9015
Dial: SuperLuminova Lumed (C1)(C3) indices
Bezel: 120 Clicks uni-directional bezel
Dimensions: Bezel 44mm diameter, Case Body excluding crown guard 43mm
Thickness: 14mm Lug width: 22mm Lug to Lug width: 52.6mm
Crown: 7mm x 4mm
Automatic Helium Escape Valve (Operate at 5 atm pressure inside)
Water Resistance: 30 ATM / 300 meters
Crystal: 3.5mm Thickness Sapphire (Single side anti-reflective coated)
Weight: 236 g (Full linked bracelet)

After wearing for a few weeks, I have found many positives and very few negative items I can say about the Pradata. One thing I always keep in mind when doing a review, is the price. With the price of this model, it is hard to really knock it for anything.

The Pradata is very comfortable on the wrist, and that is coming from someone who is not a bracelet guy anymore. Yet this watch to me just looks at home on the 5 link bracelet and simply wraps around the wrist. I have a 7.5-inch wrist and the size is right in my sweet spot of 44mm with 52mm lug to lug. For those who want to change it out to another strap, the Pradata uses screw bars for the lugs. This makes strap changes a little easier.