Pit-row preview: Introducing the Geckota C-1 Racing Chronograph

February 21, 2017 . by Jim Manley

I have to wonder if Geckota is embarrassed by its new C1 Racing Chronograph. They shouldn’t be; although it’s obviously a Heuer Camaro homage it brings plenty of new ideas to the table. But they seem to want to avoid that inspiration because the Camaro is just about the only chronograph they don’t mention in…



Padron Tessera X-Ray fully funded on Kickstarter

February 20, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

Padron makes another strong showing on Kickstarter with a skeletonized automatic.



Hands-on with the NTH Antilles and Azores – Take it to the limit one more time

February 18, 2017 . by Victor Marks

The NTH Tropics were inspired by the compressor-case diving watches which proliferated from the late ’50’s to mid ’70’s – marvels of engineering which established an iconic design language. Fortunately for us, the Tropics are made by Chris ‘Doc’ Vail, a man who isn’t afraid to push a good design to the limits, and push…



Hourtime Presents: Swiss, by way of Japan!

February 17, 2017 . by Victor Marks

This week on the show we talk about watch of the month clubs, our favorite microbrands, the weird dual balance wheel madness of Xeric and a Swiss-designed watch made in China with Japanese bits. It’s a good show. Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web. Direct MP3…



Hands on with the Pantor Sea Lion Diver

February 17, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Pantor is a watch company based in Hong Kong and – up till now – they only had one model, the Sea Horse. After success with that model, they have released their next model, the Sea Lion.  While not as “extreme” a name as some other brands may use, I personally love the “Sea Lion” name. In my…



Angelus U10 Calavera – a watch to die for.

February 16, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Day of the Dead, Día De Muertos, is a holiday to remember family and friends who have died, celebrate them, and help them on their spiritual journey. There are altars, prayers, and parades, and tombstone visits. It also has created some pretty amazing iconography, involving marigolds, skulls, and people who think the icons create good…



Rethinking Swiss Made: Hands-on with the Lundis Bleus

February 16, 2017 . by Jim Manley

It’s a story as old as Kickstarter: Two friends get together to start a watch brand, sourcing the parts from Asia to make a three-hand watch. But with Lundis Bleus, there’s a rare twist: These two guys are legitimate watchmakers from La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the heart of the Swiss watch valley, and they are using…