Back in 2020, I went hands-on with the quartz movement-powered version of this same watch model with the Traser P67 Super-Sub here. Today, I review a sister model with the slightly more expensive Traser P67 Diver Automatic (reviewed here as the reference 110323 according to the website, but the case says reference 110315). Swiss Traser makes a fair number of P67 watches, including more than a few members of the P67 Diver to which this model belongs. Within that collection are the P67 Diver Automatics, which come in a few dial colors, as well as strap or bracelet options. On top of that, there are two lume options for the P67 Diver Automatic which include this T-25 Tritium dial and a more intense T-100 Tritium dial that goes for a bit more money.
Traser is the in-house brand of MB MicroTec, which is the Swiss company that produces Tritium gas tubes for a series of industrial and tactical purposes. A lot of military and some sports watches make use of tritium gas tubes on their dials for illumination, including, of course, Traser. It isn’t immediately clear why Traser wanted to produce both T-25 (more common) and T-100 (not actually legal everywhere) versions of the P67 Diver Automatic. The latter is about 300 Swiss Francs more expensive and has the practical benefit of having larger Tritium tubes on the dial, and thus brighter illumination. That said, the T-100 version of the P67 Diver Automatic watch does not combine Tritium gas tubes with traditional SuperLumiNova luminant (as this T-25 version of the P67 Diver Automatic does), which is a sort of nice combination of both forms of luminant.
Speaking of luminant, I want to mention that the lume shot in this article is with a dial that has not been charged by any light. That means you can only see the glow of the tritium gas tubes and not really the traditional luminant. If you did, then you’d see larger shapes for the hour markers, as well as a more distinctive ring of luminant around the inner bezel where the sapphire crystal is connected to the steel case. Traditional luminant is also used for the lume pip located on the rotating diver’s style bezel at the 60-minute marker.
Since I reviewed the quartz version of the P67 Diver, Traser seemed to change the name away from “Super Sub.” That language has been removed from the dial, and the caseback has been changed to say “Super S” versus “Super Sub.” I’m guessing this was a simple legal matter more than anything else. The quartz version of this watch was an attractive and durable (also beefy) diver’s-style watch with the spirit of a tool and a friendly personality. Though I knew watch enthusiasts would be mostly snobby with regard to not wanting quartz movements (even though they are more practical in a few important regards), I felt that the P67 Diver watches were a very good value. For 400 Swiss Francs more, you can now get the P67 Diver as the P67 Diver Automatic. The dial and bezel are slightly different from the automatic, as is the orange-colored minute hand. Otherwise, the case size and durability are the same.
Wanting to be an even more conservative alternative to the Omega Planet Ocean (note the manual helium release valve positioned at 1o o’clock on the case), the P67 Diver wears boldly at 46mm-wide and has 500 meters of water resistance. The case is about 15mm thick and it has a 54mm lug-to-lug distance. Over the dial is a flat, AR-coated sapphire crystal. Another welcome feature is the use of a ceramic bezel insert that isn’t quite black, but rather a dark gray in color (which matches the dial tone, as well).
For the money, the case quality is very good and probably among the highlights of the watch. The design overall is rather simple and tool-watch in style. Some will love the utilitarian look, and others might find the design a bit bland. What saves it all for me (in addition to the very comfortable wearing experience) are the quality details such as high-end case brushing and polishing. On the rear of the case is, once again, a motif of an angler fish. This is a very good animal to have on the rear of such a watch because it both lives deep under the ocean (much more than 500 meters, I believe, much of the time) and also because it has a bio-luminescent “lantern” coming out of it that is designed to help it catch prey.
Inside the Traser P67 Diver Automatic watch is Swiss Made automatic movement that I believe is either an ETA 2824 or Sellita SW200 automatic — just a decent 4Hz, two-day power reserve automatic movement featuring the time with date. Note that Traser elegantly included the date at the 6 o’clock hour marker. Enthusiasts will admire that the brand not only didn’t really need to cut off an hour marker but that it also used a nice beveled window and a matching black-colored date disc.
While Traser does offer the P67 Diver Automatic on a matching steel metal bracelet, given the size and heft of the watch, I prefer it on a strap. Traser includes with this version of the P67 Diver Automatic a very nice quality orange-colored rubber strap that is also fitted to the case. The orange also matches the minute hand and some of the hash marks on the rotating bezel. In fact, all versions of the P67 Diver Automatic have orange on the bezel and for the minute hand, but other dial colors include military green (with a matching rubber strap) or a slightly lighter gray (that also has some dial texture) for the T-100 dial model.
Speaking of the T-100 model, it isn’t actually that expensive but it is nearly as much more for the extra Tritium gas tubes (with the watch on a metal bracelet), as the automatic model is over the quartz version. That means the P67 Diver Automatic T100 is going to be the most enthusiast-oriented version of the P67 Diver Automatic since it adds a “coolness” factor but not really extra utility. But if you compare the T-25 and T-100 version of the P67 Diver Automatic on a strap, the price difference is less than 100 Swiss Francs, so it is really just a matter of taste. Overall, a really great tool watch with some welcome personality and lots of features for the money, this reference 110323 Traser Diver Automatic watch has a retail price of 1,095 Swiss Francs. Learn more at the Traser website here.
>Model: P67 Diver Automatic (reference 110323 as tested)
>Price: 1,095 Swiss Francs
>Size: 46mm-wide, ~15mm-thick, 54mm lug-to-lug distance
>When reviewer would personally wear it: As a fine-looking sports or vacation watch for when wearing comfort, durability, legibility, and a bit of style are in order.
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Large-cased watch lover seeking a serious Swiss Made watch from a brand without much pretension, designed for an active lifestyle.
>Best characteristic of watch: Very comfortable on the wrist despite the case size. Excellent case finishing for the money. Good use of components for a highly competent modern diver’s watch experience.
>Worst characteristic of watch: Perhaps too much product choice in this area from Traser can make purchasing the best watch (for the wearer) hard for many consumers. Dial design is a bit ho-hum if you are looking for pizazz.