Damasko DS30
Damasko DS30

Watch Review: Is Damasko DS30 Good for both Women and Men?

An ideal pair for a minimalist appearance

Date Published
September 12, 2022
Author
Gnomon Watches
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Damasko DS30 is a type of wristwatch that would look good for everyone. Its versatility is something that I love about this timepiece. No need to change your wristwatch for any business or casual event because DS30 is very suitable for both occasions. In case you want to give a watch as a present to your beloved one, DS30 also suits everyone.

Aside from its versatility, Damasko DS30 is also beautifully proportioned between watch technology and looks. Similar to another Damasko’s styling trademark, DS30 also has large and legible markers which will be so suitable for those who love to style in simplicity. 

Elegant Features of Damasko DS30

Carefully made in-house by a remarkable brand in the field of German watchmaking,  DS30 is the newest offering that is much awaited in the DS80 collection. Embracing some general Damasko’s styling trademark, DS30 also has the same bold sword hands, large and legible markers with the familiar crosshair in the center of the dial. 

Damasko DS30
Damasko DS30

Okay, but what is so special about Damasko DS30? What distinctive things are offered by this latest DS80 collection? To know it further, in this Damasko DS30 review below, I will frame some unique things you need to know about this watch. So, now let’s take a look at my review below.

The Dial

What’s your first impression of Damasko DS30? I guess you were thinking that it has a quite simple and elegant look. The simplicity that can be seen from the design is discreetly saying that this dial is built for legibility. 

The use of Matt black with a white index for the dial just helps it be more readable. As a result, it leaves no confusion for the user in reading the time. Another thing that I consider icing on the cake about this dial is the “glow in the dark ” feature from the hour market. The hour marker is coated with a luminous compound superluminova index which allows DS30 to be eligible even at night. 

SuperLuminova index for night legibility in Damasko DS30
SuperLuminova index for night legibility

DS30 also has a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides of the case and a crystal gasket resistant to UV radiation. Not to mention that all gaskets are made from Viton which offers a premium chemical resistance and is the most superior material used in the watch industry.  

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The Case

Next, let’s talk about the DS30 dimension. For a versatile wristwatch, DS30 is considered not really big or small. The case diameter is around 39mm with an overall height of 9.95mm and lugs width of 20mm. 

Definitely, it will be so suitable for you with smaller wrists. But, what about the men? Isn’t it too small? If you think 39mm is too small for your wrist, the lug-to-lug will help it look bigger because it takes up a little more room.

For your information, the DS30 case is made of “Deutscher U-Boat-Stahl ” which is also called Germany Submarine Steel. Equipped with bead-blasted submarine steel, DS30 has high resistance to scratch and corrosion. Not to mention other details of this watch that are also water resistant up to 200, anti-magnetic, and used hour, minute, permanent small sweeping second hand

If you are wondering about the crown, DS30’s crown is equipped with Damasko’s permanent lubrication cell that ensures for the smooth operation and lubrication of the shaft and gasket. An extra point, DS30 offers you easy maintenance because the screw-down crown tube has been screwed into the case. 

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The Movement

Aside from the style, another important thing about a watch is its accuracy. For a German-made watch, you can set high expectations for its reliability. Driven by the ETA 2824-2 movement, DS30 is a self-winding mechanical movement with 28,800 bph that has been tested to high accuracy. 

What if I accidentally dropped this watch from the table? Would it stop? “ Worry not, ladies and gentlemen. Even though you dropped it by accident, your DS30 will be just fine because it is equipped with a shockproof DIN 8308 that prevents your lovely timepiece from being stopped due to that type of incident. 

The Strap

Last but not least, let’s talk about the beautiful strap. I personally think its vintage strap has the power to boost DS30’s elegance and aesthetics. The new variant of the strap (the vintage mocha leather strap) is obviously very matched with the monochromatic dial. 

However, if you don’t like this type of leather strap, don’t worry because this DS30 has two options of bracelets. The first Damasko DS30 bracelet style is the leather/rubber strap style, and the other one is a U Boat steel bracelet. 

If you love to swap your strap frequently, DS30 allows you to choose which strap would suit you best for a certain activity. The change can also be done at ease as it has been drilled through lugs for easy spring bar removal. 

Final Words

So, is Damasko DS30 good for women and men? I personally would say yes! DS30 is simply described in two words, versatile and eligible. Its simple design says that DS30 would be very suitable for everyone who has a minimalist personality but doesn’t want to look very basic.

The monochromatic color on the dial doesn’t only picture the neutral tone that is perfectly matched everyone who wears it, but also adds the eligibility from this watch as well. Only a quick look at the dial during your hectic activity would tell you about the time

In addition, this versatile design also allows you to use DS30 in both formal and attire occasions. However, since the case design is quite simple, I would suggest using the bracelet instead of a leather strap to add a more glamorous look to the watch.  

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