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REVIEW: Irreantum Magellan (Part 2)

Posted on 14 February 2012 by Patrick Kansa


Yesterday, we started to take a look at the Magellan diver watch from the folks over at Irreantum.  Today, we’ll go over my experience with the watch, and give you our recommendation.

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REVIEW: Irreantum Magellan (Part 1)

Posted on 13 February 2012 by Patrick Kansa


Today, we’re going to have a look at a watch from one of the newer brands on the market, Irreantum.  How new are they?  The company was founded in 2009 by Matt & Courtney Wilson, and took the company name from a South Semitic word that means “many waters.”  As you’ll see, this is rather fitting for watch line.

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Serket, formerly Scorpion, launches Reef Diver 2.0

Posted on 30 January 2008 by John Biggs

One of my favorite homebrew watchmakers, Serket, just launched the Reef Diver 2.0, a beefy automatic with a beautiful huge bezel. I loved the original Reef Diver and this new model looks extra good. It costs $999.

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Bell & Ross BR 01 Phantom

Posted on 16 July 2007 by John Biggs


Bell & Ross sends another one down the pipe with the Phantom edition. This standard issue BR 01 Instrument — the automatic one with three hands — has low visibility pips and digits that light up like the sun in the dark. I’m not sure about the overall readability, but the idea is cool. Again — B&R is essentially carving out its own path in the mid- to high-range watch market and I’m very impressed. Gotta get me one.

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Bell & Ross: Bringing Back Memories

Posted on 20 June 2007 by John Biggs

James read my BR 01-92 review and posted this amazing comment:

My son gave me a BR01-94 and it looks just like the clock I had in the SR-71 Aircraft that I flew between July 68 to Jun 74. All my friends will see the watch at the Blackbird Reunion in Reno this month and I know the watch will bring back great flying moments flying the SR-71. I am a very proud owner of one of the greatest watches I have ever owned.
James H. Shelton, Jr Col. USAF Ret

Thanks for sharing, James. It’s rare to hear these kinds of stories and remind us what a well-made watch really is: a link to the past and a way forward into the future.

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F. P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain Super-Chrono

Posted on 14 May 2007 by John Biggs

“The Centigraphe Souverain from F.P. Journe. An in-house designed and manufactured fully-integrated chronograph, beating at 21,600 bph AND able to record elapsed time down to a mechanically nanoscopic 1/100 of a second! Combined with the tachometer scales, being able to measure intervals of 1/100th second makes it theoretically possible to time something moving at 360,000 km/hr.”

Wait, what?
Centigraphe Souverain by F. P. Journe [THE WATCHISMO TIMES]

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121Time Challenger Black Metal

Posted on 19 March 2007 by John Biggs


121Time has launched another automatic model, the Challenger Black Metal. Cool enough. lets you pick out just about everything to do with your watch is actually quite affordable. For more DIY fun, check out

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Review: Bathys 100 Fathoms Automatic

Posted on 06 February 2007 by John Biggs


Bathys is the little watch company that could. Founded by John Patterson, this tiny Hawaiian company sources their watches in Switzerland and offers the surfer – and landlubber – alike a little taste of that Ahola feeling.

Almost a year after the launch of their first watch, the 100 Fathoms Big Date, Patterson has topped himself. The automatic version of the Bathys 100 Fathoms is a testament to Patterson’s hard work and eye for detail.

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