Today, we’re going to break the mold a little bit. While we’ve been moving our smartwatch content over to Knapsack as of late, this is one review that seemed like it was a better fit here. Why is that? Well, while most WearOS smartwatches I’ve had in can feel much the same, the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS actually has some new tricks hiding in it’s 47mm case.
As I’ve said in the past, one of the best parts about writing on watches is getting familiar with new brands starting out. As things progress along, we’re generally able to start seeing at least photos and specs in advance, and sometimes we even get to spend some time with a prototype. While we’ve had plenty of excitement around here for the new Seiko GMT movement, this is the first one we’ve gone hands-on with. Meet the soon-to-be-funding Vesuviate Volare GMT.
Once again, collaborations in the watch world are reigning supreme. Earlier this week, one hit from Brooklyn-based clothing company Adsum, giving a few tweaks to create the Adsum Timex MK1.
Hanhart makes handsome, classical chronos that cost a just under $1,500. Their latest creations are the PIONEER Mk1 and Mk II in reverse panda colorations. The watches themselves are very evocative of the IWC Big Crown Pilot watch but feature Hanhart’s signature red pusher control. The watch itself is an ETA chrono and features cathedral hands and lumed numerals.
The last time we were talking to you about the Tutima M2 Seven Seas (which you can see here), we were covering the new dial colors that had been released. While it’s been about a year since that release, the dials are still indeed available, and we were recently able to have a loaner in of this titanium-encased Kürbis.
While there are a few brands that have leaned into watches made from ocean plastic, it’s just a single model most often. Just recently, Tom Ford released their second model (we covered the prior ones here) that embraces the recycled plastic taken from the oceans. Meet the Tom Ford N.004.
When it comes to a watch to head into the outdoors with, there are a number of smartwatches you could go with, or you could opt for a no-nonsense digital watch to keep things simple. If you feel like you need something that’s somewhere in-between, it would be hard to argue against the Protrek lineup. Just recently, they released another model that relies on bioplastics, the Casio Protrek PRG340.
While I’ve been known to enjoy many a different comic book character, show, or movie, I’ve always leaned a bit more towards DC. While Batman is where I put the #1 tag, the whole of the Justice League has some interesting folks. Well, ok, Aquaman has always felt a little underwhelming, at least until we got Jason Momoa’s interpretation of the character. While I’m not sure what sort of watch Arthur Curry would actually want or need, the Undone Aquaman does look like it could get the job done.
A few weeks ago, we brought you word of the latest collaboration between Jeff Staple and Fossil (you can read about that here). Since the time we wrote that, we’ve been spending some time with this funky automatic holographic sundial watch. Read on for what the Staple x Fossil has in store for you.