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Vortic Boston 48, Take a Step Back in Time

I very rarely get excited about the packaging of a watch; hey it is a box… If there is an accessory in there, a watch roll, a tool, spare straps, then it is a very nice bonus. But when I pulled the Vortec Boston 48 out of it’s shipping box to reveal the out packaging, string wrapped and wax sealed, I was instantly feeling like I was unwrapping an old school product, even though it was shipped vial UPS next day from ½ way across the country.

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Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600, Now Available for Pre-Order

The diver’s chronograph is an interesting combination of features, and the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is the latest entry, and the brand’s first, into that category. Now, I own a diving chrono (not from CW, another brand), and I like the look, but the complication is certainly not going to be useful for diving. With the screw down protectors for the pushers, it can’t be operated underwater, so it is a stylistic choice here. You want a diver as you swim deep into the paperwork at your desk, and you like the features of a chronograph. The usefulness of the complication aside, I do think it is a very attractive watch.

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A Special Giveaway for our Patreon Backers

As John outlined in this post last month, we are looking to you, our readers, to help us keep the doors open here at WWR. If you like the content that we’re providing you on a variety of great, but still affordable, watches (such as that Smith & Bradley Springfield above), then this is where you can help us out, and now, get in the running for a watch.

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Ventus Black Kite, Black as Carbon – Because it is Carbon

Do you want a carbon fiber watch, but don’t want to spend a ton of cash to get one, well, the Ventus Black Kite on kickstarter may be just the ticket. I covered the brand previously with the Caspian models, which were very successful and well received, with the exception of some issues with the lume. With carbon fiber, you can layer the material or you can shred it, melt it and mold it. This latter technique was used for the Tempest Carbon One, but the Ventus Black Kite is using the layering style.

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Cobra de Calibre Crossfire, I Told You to Back This Watch

I told you guys to back this project back in November. Well, good things come to thee who wait, because the Cobra de Calibre Crossfire, is currently back on Kickstarter, at a reduced price (and fully funded at this point). I have looked at a number of Cobra de Calibre watches, and keep saying “hey you should check this guy’s work out.” There great success stories where one project turned into two or three and then into a full blown brand, and I am hoping that John Lee will developed a cult following that funds all his projects.