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Watching the Web For April 23, 2016

Thank you for stopping by to check out this week’s edition of Watching the Web, where we get to point you to a few articles on other sites about interesting watches and watch news, and we get to highlight our own top posts. This week, I have a look at the Ressence Diver, a Cartier skeleton, and an affordable vintage diver from Spinnaker. From our own site, we have a Swedish dress diver, an upgraded Casio Trekking watch, and the Gavox Avidiver.

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The Peren Son of the Dragon chrono will singe your wrist

When it comes to watches launching on Kickstarter, you have the same old retread story (couldn’t find what we wanted, decided to make our own), and then there are some brands that come up with their own truly unique story. In the case of this latest watch we’re featuring, it would be that the guy behind the brand is a descendant of Transylvanian nobility – so there’s a big influence from that region’s mythology and history. Does that mean the Peren Son of the Dragon is worth your time?

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Introducing the Freedom to Exist 40

If you want a slim quartz three-hander, you have no end of choices when it comes to what has been showing up on Kickstarter. Now, if you want one that is discernibly different from the five that preceded it, and the five after, then you are a bit more stuck. To put it plainly, there are just a lot of carbon copies out there with the only real difference being the name on the dial. Then you run across things like the Freedom to Exist 40, and you see something that mixes up the formula just a bit.

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Introducing the Gavox Avidiver

When it comes to watches, many folks will often have a a favorite watch from particular brands. Less common is an expressed interest in the wider line, especially with the indie watch brands. For me, at least, Gavox is one of those brands that I think have something in all of their models. Sure, the earlier watches we very much similar to what we saw from Techne, but that’s not a bad thing. As of late, though, Gavox has really stepped up their game, with introductions of watches like the Aurora and Squadron. Their most recent model, the Gavox Avidiver, shows the brand continuing to branch out.