Customer Testimonials - Ocean-1 - Page 1

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I've had my 39mm Ocean-1 since January 2011 and very seldom take it off. It is a quality watch, no exceptions! From the case to the band including the diver's extension it's right on par with watches costing upwards to three times as much. As far as performance goes, I've checked it over the past few months and it gains roughly 20 seconds per month which in my opinion is OUTSTANDING for any Automatic movement. I don't know how you could ask for more.

May 28, 2011
Cliff S.

I discovered Debaufre only by chance after reading an article in one of the leading watch magazine I found during my annual physical at a doctor’s office. Initially, I was very interested but hesitant to make the purchase and waited for months, until I finally decided to only a week ago.

I am pleasantly surprised and very impressed as the quality is comparable to some of the high end watches I already own (oris, brietling, omega, and rolex). YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE! The only minor complaint I have is that I wished there was another extra micro-slot on the band so it doesn’t have to be as tight.
After getting my Ocean 1 (black)... I now have my eye on the GMT (blue and red).

Mar 7, 2011
Ed T.

Submariner is as good as any high dollar watch I have ever owned. Keeps perfect time. I can't say enough about the quality of the watch. Why spend $4,000.00 on a Rolex when you can have this and its just as nice!

Mar 2, 2011
M, S.

For the price point the Ocean-1 has no competition. In my humble opinion the watch is flawless. I spent some time doing research and comparisons (my hobby) before my purchase. All I can say is I'm glad I pulled the trigger on the Ocean-1. Having several high end watches in my collection I consider the watch to be a steal given the superlative quality of its materials, fit and finish. From my perspective Debaufre and the Ocean-1 could be sumed up in two words, WORLD CLASS.

Oct 12, 2010
Pete S.

I'VE HAD MY OCEAN ONE RED DIAL FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW AND I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW ACCURATE THIS WATCH IS. THE CASE AND DIAL ARE EXTREMELY WELL MADE AND THE CYCLOPS HAS EXCELLENT MAGNIFICATION. VERY COMFORTABLE FEEL ON THE WRIST, SOLID BUT NOT CLUNKY! QUALITY ALL THE WAY AND A NO BRAINER FOR THE PRICE. DEBAUFRE REALLY HAS A WINNER IN THIS WATCH. I DON'T LIKE TO BUY THE SAME WATCH TWICE, BUT I MAY PURCHASE A SECOND ONE IN BLACK. GREAT WATCH, GREAT PRICE, GREAT VALUE!

Sep 8, 2010
CHARLIE

I've had my Ocean 1 (2-tone) since July 2009. Excellent time keeper. Looks exceptionally well with jeans or a Tux.
Continually receive favorable comments on its looks. Next watch will be the GMT.

Aug 13, 2010
Doug H.

I have owned the Ocean-1 for close to a year and I wear the watch daily. The face is beautiful and well constructed, and I like the heft of the 42 mm case. The bracelet is substantial yet silky-smooth and very comfortable. Also, the screw pins made sizing the band an easy task. So far, the proof of its excellence has been in the reliability of the movement. Usually, the watch is accurate to within one minute per week; far more accurate than I expected. Consequently, I feel that the Débaufré is outstanding value for the money. I came to the conclusion that there are four elements one should consider when purchasing a fine timepiece: type and quality of the movement, crystal, bracelet, and the case/bezel. The Ocean-1 excels at all four at a price that is competitive with others in its class such as TAG and Breitling. I continually receive compliments on the watch.

Jul 4, 2010
Ted T.

Here's another reason I really like the Ocean 1. There's not much reason to ever get tired of it. The watch itself is extremely sturdy and reliable with great lume. The basics are covered. Of course it is visually a beautiful timepiece as shipped. But, like everything else, you sort of wish for a little variety from time to time; change. Here's what I do. I swap out the bracelet for different straps on a seasonal basis. I bought one of the nice leather straps sold on this website along with the very nice and substantial buckle. It's my spring and fall choice. Then, in summer, I bought a very nice and cool rubber strap with deployment clasp as I swim often and work out a lot in the heat (read...sweat) and this looks really cool and water/moisture are no problem. Then winter, back to the stock bracelet as it fits under long sleeves best and of course looks great. Very happy with this watch and this brand!

Apr 24, 2010
Bill

Ordered a Ocean-1 Blue/Blue, received it very quickly (3 business days), and... very excited.
When I first ordered the watch, I didn't really know what quality I would have received.
But, this morning, when I opened the box and saw this beautiful masterpiece, I knew that it was a great watch.
For the first try, it's a 100% satisfaction.
I can even recommend this brand for anyone who want good swiss watch without the traditional price that goes with.

Jan 12, 2010
Johann A.

What a superlative watch I've acquired in the GMT Ocean-1 with the red/blue bezel! I appreciate the feel of a substantial timepiece on my wrist, very comfortable. The Ocean-1 is quite accurate per: greenwichmeantime.com, as I like to check by from "time to time" once a week to see how we're doing. The Ocean-1 wears well with all clothing, I get compliments all the time and am proud to recommend it's purchase to everyone I know.

Dec 9, 2009
Kevin G.

Wow I just received my ocean 1 classic I got the 42mm it's a nice watch I kind wish it was bigger but still a fine time piece and for the price it can't be beat. I'm sure that I will order another in the near future also thanks for the great customer service.

Dec 3, 2009
Richard F.

Today I received the Ocean-1 in red and wauw what a watch! It looks and feels great.
And your customer service is really service minded and helpful, quick answers on questions asked. I certainly come back in the future.

Nov 4, 2009
Boudewijn K.

Ordered a Blue/Blue Ocean 1 on Wednesday got it Friday! WOW! I have owned ~12 Rolex sport watches. This is extremely well made. Easily better built than the early Subs/GMT's. Time will tell (no pun intended). Would buy again and will buy more models.

Oct 16, 2009
Kevin

My GMT arrived, and it is a real fine timepiece. It is running at +6-9 fast seconds per day which is real good. After breakin it will slow down a bit more. The watch is awesome and ranks right up with the more expensive luxary watches. The watch is a great deal for the money, and thet customer service is unbeatable. The staff and quality of the watches gets a 5 from me. If you are looking for a great time piece go to the website. This is my second watch I also have a Ocean 1 Classic which is also very nice,however it looks like my GMT will be getting more wrist time. Keep up the good work.

Oct 8, 2009
Mark G.

This is my second watch I also own a ocean classic which I have had for about a year. I recently purchased a ocean 1 GMT and to say the least it is a awesome watch just like my ocean classic. Out of the box it is +6 seconds day which is at least 99.9% accurate per COSC. Special thanks to both Elsa &Lisa they are excellent customer reps. I doubt you would get treated as nice from ROLEX.. Which brings me to the quality of the watch. In my opinion it is as good if not better than watches costing 10X the cost of Debaufre watches. So in closing for the quality and customer service this company is the best. So take my advise try one of these great watches you wont be disappointed. Mavgyver Acores, Portugal

Oct 5, 2009
Mark G.
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