The AVI-8 Men’s AV-4025-02 Supermarine Seafire is a bold attempt of the company to bring us another fine example of a military aviation inspired watch. This new lineup is inspired from the Supermarine Seafire to honor its long range offensive capabilities back in World War 2. The watch truly exhibits the boldness of the Supermarine Seafire which it was known for. From the coin-edged bezel design up to its polished case, the AVI-8 Men’s AV-4025-02 Supermarine Seafire just shows what a classic vintage watch should feel and look like.
But I what most like about this watch is that distinct angles and lines on the case. It has features that of a round watch and a square watch. The case design consists of gong straight lines that goes through on each side of the case which matches well with the round bezel just above it. The case also features an inward and downward curves with the slope of the lugs to give the watch a more interesting design.
The brown leather strap measuring 22mm wide comes in a nice shade of brown. It’s nice and soft to the touch and I don’t have any issues with it when the watch is on my wrist. Putting that aside, the watch has a Chrono seconds subdial, a 60 minute subdial, a date indicator and the lumes. I like how the lumes turned out to be in this watch because it just makes the watch very easy to read even in dark environments. The numbers and hands seem pretty clear thanks to the lume application.
When it comes to feel, I like the Supermarine Seafire because it is very lightweight. It allows you to tell time unobtrusively even though it has a large 43mm case. That case even looks bigger because of the thin bezel surrounding the dial. During my time with the Supermarine Seafire, I was always able to tell time accurately which I think is made possible by its solid quartz movement.
- Japanese quartz movement
- 43mm stainless steel case
- Genuine leather strap
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 m)
- Date indicator
- Military aviation inspired design
- Coin-edged bezel
- Classic vintage design is so unique.
- The genuine leather strap feels comfortable on the wrist.
- Very lightweight for a watch this big.
- Reasonably priced.
- One of the subdial hands needs to be adjusted first when reset.
- Doesn’t have any other added functionalities.
With that said, I enjoyed having the AVI-8 Men’s AV-4025-02 Supermarine Seafire on my wrist. It’s a very good value for its price in terms of looks and feels. If you value design and style more than everybody else, I would suggest you get this watch.
The AVI-8 Men's AV-4025-02 Supermarine Seafire is a bold attempt of the company to bring us another fine example of a military aviation inspired watch.