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Christos Nicolaou
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PRODUCT REVIEW

Delma Shell Star Black Tag In-Depth Review

The Delma Shell Star Black Tag is an automatic professional diver’s watch that features a helium valve and has a stainless steel coated case with a black rubber strap. With only 500 pieces ever made, this model is a limited edition piece.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.3

Reasons to buy

  • High quality and resilient
  • It feels solid and looks like a professional’s timepiece
  • Bezel turns without protest, like a well-oiled machine
  • Water resistant to 50 ATM
  • Multifunctional and unique features
  • Iconic limited edition watch
  • Affordable for a limited edition swiss made diving watch

Reasons NOT to buy

  • Lower power reserve of 38 hours

Relaunched with modern technology, this 1975 model is one of the most proficient professional diving watches on the market, an exemplary timepiece that serves as the flagship model for Delma’s series of diving watches

Made in the center of the Swiss watchmaking region in Lengnau, the Delma Shell Star Black Tag watch is a professional diving watch that is water-resistant to 500 meters/ 1650 feet or 50 atmospheres.

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delma shell star black on wrist

Delma Shell Star Black Tag In-Depth Review: Key Specifications

  • Case and Strap: Stainless steel black DLC coated with transparent mineral crystal
  • Movement: ETA 2824 / SW200, Delma custom rotor (Automatic)
  • Water resistance: 50 ATM / 500 m / 1650ft
  • Size: 44mm
  • Height: 13.8mm
  • Weight: 150 gram
  • Details: Helium valve, 38 hour power reserve, aluminium diver bezel
  • Warranty: 2 years international manufacturer's warranty

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Features

  • Power reserve of 38 hours and frequency of 28’800 A/h
    The bracelet is made out of solid, black genuine rubber material
  • Black anodized aluminum unidirectional diver bezel and sapphire crystal with AR coating
  • Functions include date and time, helium valve and unidirectional diver bezel
delma shell star side view

The Shell Star Black Tag is beautifully designed with its iconic orange indexes and comes in two different color options. It is available with a monochrome black dial or vibrant orange dial to suit your stylistic needs. The dial is clean and extremely easy to read with highlighted luminescent hour markers and luminescent hour and minute hands and an orange seconds hand.

While the second hand can be heard in the silence of the night from its resting place on a night stand, it’s not a disturbing tic, tic, tic sound. It’s a small consideration, but a pleasant realization nonetheless.

This diver’s watch exceeds the standard ISO 6425 for professional diving watches and is equipped with a screw down crown that guarantees resistance to humidity and water over the long term. This watch is also protected from damage caused by expanding helium molecules that leads to internal overpressure. This is thanks to an integrated helium valve that allows for these molecules to escape.

 

delma shell star black on tank

Do we recommend it?

We definitely recommend the Delma Shell Star Black Tag for professional divers who want an exceptional dive watch for an affordable price. This watch is a limited edition diving watch that has been constructed to last a long time making it a perfect investment for professional diving.

This dive watch is for anybody looking to commit to an investment in their diving career and increase their performance and style above and below the water. It has elegance and masculinity that fits well for any formal function. The Delma Shell Star Black Tag is the perfect accessory for any occasion, especially diving.

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What We Like

  • High quality and resilient
  • It feels solid and looks like a professional’s timepiece
  • Bezel turns without protest, like a well-oiled machine
  • Water resistant to 50 ATM
  • Multifunctional and unique features
  • Iconic limited edition watch
  • Affordable for a limited edition swiss made diving watch

What We Don’t Like

  • Lower power reserve of 38 hours

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions about Delma Shell Star Black

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    How many Delma Shell Star Black Tag watches exist?

    The Delma Shell Star Black Tag is a limited edition watch with only 500 models produced.

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    What is the Delma Shell Star Black Tag max depth?

    The Delma Shell Star Black Tag is water resistant up to 50 ATM / 500m / 1650ft.

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    Is the Delma Shell Star Black Tag covered by warranty?

    The Delma Shell Star Black Tag is covered by a 2 years international manufacturer’s warranty.

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