Watch Review: Monta’s Affordable Triumph Watch Triumphs (prices)

Monta Triumph

Every once in a while, a watch brand comes along that surprises us. Especially with today’s spate of affordable new micro-brands emerging onto the market. Monta Watches is one such company.  Inspired by vintage traditional watches that are highly functional tool timepiece, the founders of Monta wanted to release a timepiece that offered value, quality…

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Pre-SIHH 2019: Montblanc Unveils New Star Legacy Automatic Date, Full Calendar and Nicolas Rieussec Chronographs

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph

With SIHH 2019 just around the corner, certain brands are already unveiling sneak peeks at what is to come. Such is the case with Montblanc, which is extending its beloved Star Legacy collection this year to include several Automatic watches with dates, full calendar and a new Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph. Deftly bringing together…

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Introducing The Alexander Shorokhoff Kandy Avantgarde Watch

Alexander Shorokhoff Kandy Avantgarde

German-based watch brand Alexander Shorokhoff has a talent for creating innovative watches. Even better is the fact that most of the brand’s timepieces — typically with avant-garde dials — are incredibly affordable. Such is the case with the newest 100-piece limited edition Kandy Avantgarde watch, which is dedicated to the well-known artist Vassily Kandinsky. Russian-born designer…

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Watch Review: Jekyll & Hyde Watches … Not Just For Halloween

All of the Jekyll & Hyde watches retail for an affordable $276.

With Halloween being today, it makes sense to take a look at some interesting watches that make the dark side lighter. Such is the case with Jekyll & Hyde watches, which we reviewed when they first were released to the market. Because this brand has a fresh take on the double personality, we like the…

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Will The Relaunched, Affordable Ikepod Watches Work?

Ikedpod with blue dial.

Swiss watch brand IKEPOD is back, but it has an all-new direction than it did nearly 25 years ago when it first launched in 1994. That new direction: Affordable watches. For those who most likely won’t remember, but have heard of and maybe even collected, Ikepod was a brand designed originally by Marc Newson in…

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Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

Stoic World Sports watch

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall…

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