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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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Reactor Fall Out: A serious chunk of stainless steel

Posted on 07 October 2008 by John Biggs

Reactor was kind enough to give me a Fall Out for evaluation. This is a watch ready for harsh treatment. Reactor mills a billet of stainless steel and embeds a first rate Japanese movement under a heavy duty, domed crystal. The bracelet is attached with machined rods of steel with hex head screws. This thing is better made than a Russian tank.
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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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Jaeger-LeCoultre Diving GMT

Posted on 19 April 2007 by John Biggs

deepsea.jpgTasty! A new, 44mm JLC with GMT hand. Pretty beefy.

I have just handled two of the three pieces (this one and the chrono) and the Ti piece is very light. There’s a bit of Hublot in there, a bit of Offshore and from side-on a Sinn U1 feel – in fact it is a bit tuna-canny. I guess there’s only so many shapes you can play with for a dive watch…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Diving GMT [Velociphile's Journey into Watches]

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Bathys Benthic

Posted on 16 April 2007 by John Biggs

bathys_benthicblack-thumb.jpgWay to go, Bathys! Our favorite US watch company is coming out with the Benthic, an improved version of their amazing Auto. Great work.

Size: 44.1 mm case diameter, 13 mm case height
Weight: 107 grams with strap
Movement: ETA 2892-2 21 jewel automatic running at 28’800 vph
Crystal: Domed sapphire with antireflection coating
Case: PVD coated with silver TiCN at 2 microns; engraved caseback
Water Resistance: 200M (110 Fathoms, 660 feet)
Caseback: Screw down type, engraved, PVD-coated 316L Steel
Crown: Screw down type 7.5 mm
Strap: Comes standard with 22mm Rubber Divers and 22mm Waterproof leather with matching PVD coated buckles.(Note that our mockup photo above shows a deployant folding clasp, however the watch comes on a standard leather band with a buckle and a rubber divers strap.)
Packed in a black Pelican Brand 1030 waterproof Microcase
1 year warranty from a US-based company


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Titanic Regained, In Watch Form

Posted on 16 April 2007 by John Biggs

Romain Jerome, a Geneva-based watchmaker, has created a series of timepieces made out of bits of the Titanic. Why, you ask? Hell if we know. Zachary over at TSL puts it best:

Wait, what? Apparently he bought a 3 pound section of the hull from some seller that he couldn’t (or wouldn’t) identify for the sole purpose of making something rich people would buy. But hang on, what about all those dead people? No worries, mate. Mr. Arpa’s response that “The combination of new and old materials infused the watches with a sense of renewal, instead of representing a reminder of the 1,500 passengers who drowned when the oceanliner met her tragic end off the coast of Newfoundland” makes perfect sense to me.

Titanic DNA? Some people will buy anything. [The Sporting Life]

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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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