When Freddie Palmgren, the man behind SÖNER, asked for a bluntly honest review of his watch, I wasn’t sure that’s what he really wanted. Most of his watches had been quartz-powered, large, and tank shaped. Basically, in a world of round watches, that are returning to more middle-ground sizes, Freddie went the opposite direction. This is his first mechanical-powered watch, using the Miyota 9039 no-date movement. And it’s not wrong. This is the SÖNER MOMENTUM.
As we all know Timex are known for their collaborations and today I give you there two latest collaborations, the Timex x Huckberry Navi XL Automatic and the Timex X Patta. Both are designed for those who like exploring the great outdoors but while I think one is an absolute bargain, the other left me wondering “what if?”
Over the past few years, I’ve been rather vocal of my support of Shinola, a brand that hails from the same part of the Mitten State that I grew up in. In addition to touring their factory, I’ve reviewed just about every watch collection that they’ve released (you can see those here). I was rather to see them introduce automatic movements with their Monster lineup (my favorite of the bunch is reviewed here), and now they’ve done something new for that lineup yet again, with the Shinola Forged Carbon Monster.
How’s that, you ask? Did the independent Chicago brand somehow supplant Omega as the official timekeeper? Not in this slice of the multiverse. Instead, it’s showing up on wrists in the breakout sport of the last winter Olympics, curling. That’s right – the “everyone’s dads” US Curling team are bringing the heat.
While we don’t often think about Longines outside of news that pops up around their involvement in equestrian events, they do have a number of watches on offer. Some of them we may not give a second glance to, but others certainly do pop out. One we wrote about a in 2019, and another is the one that we’re covering today – the Longines Spirit Titanium.
As you recall, I got to see the new Breitling Super AVIs a few weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about them ever since. Luckily, the folks at AVI-8 might have something almost as good.
Their Hawker Hurricane Classic Chronograph is a quartz chronograph in olive drab that features the styling of the Hawker Hurricane complete with vintage-style sundials and clever coloration and design.
Back in November, we brought you a hands-on review of the Electricianz Stone Z (you can see that here). While that dial presented a more refined look for their aesthetic, I’d wager to say that their Cable Z watch is the more recognizable one for the brand. They’ve taken that basic design, and jumped into the Matrix with their latest release, the Electricianz Matrix.
It’s Monday, you know what that means: another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com! Stay awhile, and listen.
In my book, if you’re going to have more than one watch banging around in the bureau drawer, at least one of them should be a dive watch. It’s a classic and sporty look that also (usually) denotes a watch that’s ready to stand up to some abuse in day-to-day life. In other words, a tool watch. One of the more iconic styles is the compressor-style, easily deciphered by the dual-crown layout (more on that in a second). The most recent I’ve had cross my desk is the Circula Super Sport.
Today, we’re going to be looking at a watch from a brand we’ve not had on our pages before: SYE. They are a French brand that started up a few years ago, and have landed on a unique way of attaching a strap to their watches. While they’ve got a total of five models now, we’re starting out with one of their first – the SYE MOT1ON Automatic 24H.