Someone in the Ball design department seems to have my number, as this new Ball Engineer M Pioneer has all of the things I like about their watches in one place. Or, maybe I’m just another sheep in the herd, and happen to like a lot of things other folks like. Regardless, there’s another new technical innovation hiding in this watch.
Swatch is certainly no stranger to playing around with how they use plastics in the manufacture of their watches. They’ve done quite a bit with plastic and all the colors they’ve brought to wrists around the world. At the end of 2020, they introduced their BIORELOADED lineup, which brought some more eco-friendly plastic in. Now, they’re evolving that a bit further with the Swatch BioCeramic collection.
Buckle in, friends – this is the first of more than a few Hamilton hands-on reviews that we’ve got in the works (and wow, do we have some pretty cool ones in the pipeline for you all). Today, however, we’ll start with something that I find classic and a solid entry point to the brand for just about anyone – the Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Auto.
By now, you should be familiar with the Oris Divers Sixty-Five, as it seems to be everywhere, with new versions popping up a few times per year. We’ve gone hands-on with the lineup, and have written about others (check that out here). Well, at Watches & Wonders last week, they introduced the delightful Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy.
I don’t know that I’ll ever get tired of the Q Timex watches, these just feel like designs that get so much so right. Lately, I’m sure the automatic version of the M79 has gotten all the love, but I say there’s nothing wrong with having a solid quartz in your lineup, and we’ve got some brand-new colors coming in on the Q Timex Color series.
Not that we’d need a special occasion to don a square, but Casio has just announced a limited edition G-Shock DW5600 that commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch.
Baltic have made some very nice watches over the past few years. They’re best characterized as tasteful, traditional watches with modern quality. So far, they’ve made dress watches, dive watches, a GMT, and a two register chronograph.
Arnold & Son has released a new moon phase piece that is quite a stunner. The manual wind movement features a massive, rotating marble and glass moon in the middle of the face, allowing you to really, really, really tell the current moon phase at a glance.