Hands On: Tutima Patria Admiral Blue

 |  April 9th, 2019

I’ve been a fan of the German brand Tutima for years. In fact, even before the brand was able to set up its state-of-the-art Manufacture back in the Saxony region of Germany once the Berlin wall was down.  I actually find that I am a fan of most German watch brands because I like the clean, functional appeal of the German aesthetic.   Tutima, long known as an amazing pilot’s watch brand, has also made incredible strides in its classically…

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

 |  January 7th, 2019

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 and substance for today’s consumers. Two years in the making, the brand emerged on the market in 2017 and has been making quiet yet continually…

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

 |  October 30th, 2018

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 watches for any day, not just Halloween. So we are re-visiting this brand today. “I doubt there is anyone who doesn’t know the story by…

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Watch Review: Hands On With The Eterna-Matic KonTiki Super 1973 Watch (Price)

 |  October 5th, 2018

Eterna is a Swiss watch brand with a great history of firsts in both watchmaking and seafaring. In fact, its KonTiki line is named after the 1947 KonTiki ocean expedition, wherein scientist Thor Heyerdahl and five others crossed the Pacific on a wooden craft to prove that other earlier civilizations could have done so. They brought no modern technology except for a hand radio for weather reports and six Eterna watches. Their balsa wood boat was named KonTiki after the…

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

 |  September 21st, 2018

 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 so many of his stories, adventures, and even misadventures incredibly clearly because Peter Speake-Marin has a way of communicating that borders on philosophizing. He is…

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Watch Review: Kronaby Carat Connected Watch

 |  August 7th, 2018

Let’s get something clear right from the start here. I am not a fan of connected watches. They are just not for me. I love a regular watch. However, some of the features on the Kronaby Carat watch that I spent some time wearing actually impressed me. Kronaby is a Swedish watch brand, so the Scandinavian design of the watch – clean, crisp, and simple – is refreshing. The watch I wore is a 38mm stainless steel rose gold PVD…

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Hands On: Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Blue Grand Feu With An Amazing Retail Price

 |  January 17th, 2018

We all know that blue is the hottest dial color on the market these days, and somehow Ulysse Nardin always gets its blues right, especially in the case of this new  Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Blue Grand Feu — just unveiled at SIHH 2018, and making its way to stores this summer. We went hands on with this timepiece and it didn’t disappoint — in any way, including its retail price. Part of the brand’s Marine collection, the newest timepiece if…

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