Category Archives: Quartz

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Hands-on with the Filson Dutch Harbor

Back in March, we brought you word of the newest watch from the Filson and Shinola collaboration, the Filson Dutch Harbor. In that overview, I felt the watch was a slick take on a dive watch. How does that impression hold up now that I have spent some time with the Filson Dutch Harbor on the wrist? Let’s dive in and have a look.

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The McDowell Time Delray is a military watch with vintage style

I must really have a thing for trench watch-inspired watches, as another Kickstarter project just crossed my desk, and I rather liked what I saw. Then again, going with what seems to be a popular style (vintage military in a modern design) is a solid way to go, especially for a brand just starting out. With that in mind, let’s see what the McDowell Time Delray has on offer.

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Zisanzo makes a sub-$150 quartz with some classy sass

While the name Zisanzo may sound like the latest Cirque du Soleil epic it is really a watch company with a lot of class, a lot of size, and a certain urban/classic aesthetic that I can really get behind.

The $107 Nova that I wore had a 43mm case made of coated stainless steel and a Miyota VJ21C movement. For such a bargain price you’re getting a huge watch with nice styling – I like the arrow hands and Roman numerals – and a nice strap.

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Introducing the Xeric Soloscope Collection

After what seemed to be a drought of interesting watch-related projects on the crowdfunding sites, we have been seeing a flood of more interesting things cropping up. Xeric (which the guys from Watchismo started up) has been creating watch designs that break from normal conventions, keeping in line with the quirky and interesting designs that they offer on their site. Their latest designs, in the form of the Xeric Soloscope collection, mix in some elements of previous models and bring some new things to the table.