Sea Quartz 30 [42mm] - Black
The Original Magnum P.I. Watch
In the early 1980’s, CBS launched the TV series Magnum PI. Set in Hawaii, it starred Tom Selleck. The series consistently ranked in the top 20 U.S. television programs for several years, finishing as high as number 3 for the 1982–83 season. And the watch that Tom Selleck wore for the first 3 seasons? Of course, it was the original Chronosport Sea Quartz 30.
Authentic History, Better Performance
The Sea Quartz 30 models from the 1980’s have built an almost cult-like following with Magnum fans, divers, and watch fanatics. To make them proud, we recreated the Sea Quartz 30 as closely as possible to the original. Our historical connection to Chronosport meant we could send genuine cases, dials, hands, and bezels directly to our factories so they could analyze and match the design. Of course, we wanted to make some key improvements. The dial, hands, and bezel now feature C3 Super-LumiNova for vastly improved lume performance over the original. The original watch also featured a mineral bezel and crystal, which has been replaced with scratchproof sapphire for unmatched durability. What we didn’t change is the iconic design.
I love the retro style of this watch. I watched Magnum PI as a kid and the scene with him loading his gun with his watch clearly visible is one of my favourites so this watch really brings me back. Overall the watch is well finished. The tropic strap is more supple than other ones I own so it’s very comfortable. This is my fifth Momentum watch and I am very happy with it.
Brilliant homage to the Chronosport!
Amazing recreation of the original, rugged and practical, but elegant. And the case, while fairly large doesn’t feel heavy or bulky at all. I think its a little overpriced considering the movement is Quartz, but its still a great watch and I’m very happy with it.
Very excited to see Momentum take this project on! Homages could never scratch the surface of how cool this watch is! Excited to go wear mine on a surf-ski