It was not all that long ago where we brought you word (and a side-by-side comparison) of the Benarus Sea Snake. As you may or may not know, Raven is…
We’ve featured a variety of crowd-funded watch projects on here, with a good bit of diversity in the products being presented. One thing that hasn’t been as diverse are the countries these watches are coming out from. It’s in that light (and my own family background) that I found myself rather interested to see a watch coming from Estonia – Aegaon.
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A trio of watches have popped up on Kickstarter lately, one from a brand we know, one associated with a brand we know, and one from a newcomer. There is the Portsea by Melbourne Watch Company, a brand who’s previous watch I reviewed, and liked a lot. Second up is the inaugural model from Throne Watches. Though it is a new brand, assembly is being outsourced to Smith & Bradley, a brand Patrick has covered. Finally is the newcomer, Instrmnt Limited, with the Instrmnt 01.
American watches have been popping up more and more on the site, some by design and some by accident. The Weiss Watch Standard Issue is one of those accidental finds, something I came across while checking out site dedicated to cool toys for guys. The fact that is it is assembles in Los Angeles, a few miles from where I write this and the city where I grew up, is a bonus in my eyes. I am a fan of clean, readable designs with interesting touches, so this watch really ticks off the right boxes for me.
When you first start getting into watches, you find yourself swimming in the waters of familiar brands. Then you venture out into some deeper waters when you find the online forums, and you start running across a wide variety of brands, especially if you’re talking about older, second-hand watches. A large segment of those older watches (at least from when I was on that path) seem to revolve around watches coming from the former Soviet Union. They’ve got their ardent supporters, for sure, and now there’s a new brand playing in that pool. Today, we’ll take a look at the CCCP Shchuka.
While I don’t write on this class of watches all that much, I do love running across a watch brand that breathes new life into an older movement that might otherwise be headed for the bin. Then again, if you run across an signed (but older) Blancpain movement, odds are that it’s going to get used in some form. That’s exactly what TNT has done with their Seahunter1 Combat Diver.
We’re on a bit of a Lew & Huey streak here, coveringquite a few of their watches. We’ve also been fortunate to be in a unique position with the brand, being able to spend time with prototypes (and, eventually, the production version) of their watches. Given that, we’re able to give you a hands-on take on their latest project – the Lew & Huey Cerberus.