MKII is a watch brand based outside of Philadelphia. They look to vintage tool watches and evolve them for today using updating technology and techniques. Often the tool watches that provide their inspiration are issued military watches of the past. That’s the case with their Paradive watch, an homage to a dive watch developed for CIA and Special Forces in the 1960’s. At 41.25mm’s in diameter and with a nearly sterile dial, it’s a chameleon of a dive watch. Throw a new strap on it and its character can completely shift. The 12hr elapsed bezel allows for easily tracking timezones when it’s time to get a passport stamp. What on first glance is a simple design has angles and detail normally reserved for much more expensive watches. Form following function done right.

Available for $895