Interview with a Watchmaker: Leo Padron

December 9, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back to our recurring “Interview with a Watch Maker” series.  In this series, we’re talking with a variety of folks from across the industry, and get insight into their background, what drives them, and why they’re coming up with the designs they’re creating.  Today, we’re speaking with Leo Padron, the man behind the Kickstarter…



Modern Marvel: Hands-on with the C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve

December 9, 2016 . by Jim Manley

The C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve is meant to be something of a flagship for the reborn Christopher Ward, a showpiece for both its in-house Calibre SH21 movement and its new design direction; it serves that role well, if not perfectly. It’s supremely comfortable, the design is fresh without being flashy, and the movement is…



Tissot leverages their NBA sponsorship into a championship chronograph

December 8, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

In case you were not aware of it, Tissot was the official watch of the NBA this past year (and for the foreseeable future).  This took the form of new shot clocks, and a handful of team-specific watches.  Now, in conjunction with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the championship, they’ve got a new watch available for…



Build a little lighthouse on your wrist with the Schofield Blacklamp Carbon

December 8, 2016 . by John Biggs

Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and now the Schofield Watch Company is celebrating these by releasing a watch that glows like a radioactive trash fire and is made almost entirely of carbon fiber.



An Apple, a Hammy, and an Introduction: Hands-on with the Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date

December 8, 2016 . by Jim Manley

I never understood mechanical watches until I saw the Apple Watch. Here’s my trip from the Apple Watch to my first mechanical watch and what I’m doing here at WWR. (If you’re only here for the Hamilton click here.) I am an Apple guy. I have used Macs exclusively for more than fifteen years. I…



The Benarus Megalodon (in bronze) is now up for pre-order

December 7, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have reviewed a great many of the Benarus watches, and have a first-gen Sea Snake in my personal collection.  In fact, since I started working with the brand, I think John has only managed to go hands-on with an earlier Megalodon, so great has my affinity been for the brand.  I can’t say that…



A Seiko-powered tribute diver with all the trimmings: Spinnaker Spence SP-5039

December 6, 2016 . by Jim Manley

Tribute divers are hot these days. The Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Divers Sixty-Five caught all the headlines recently, owing to its bronze case and Brashear’s legendary status as a naval diver. But Spinnaker’s Vintage Diver range has a history of heritage, looking for inspiration in diving’s past through four iterations. Spinnaker’s latest Vintage Diver…