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…



Hands on with the Virata VRT1.8 Rose Gold

February 15, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

This is not our first hands on review of Virata watches; Patrick did a nice hands on review of their first line of VRT1 watches which you can read here. Their first roll out were models VRT1.1 through VRT1.6.  After their success with those first models Virata has come out with two new models, the VRT1.7 (in carbon fiber)…



Dive with an Ocean Predator – The Stranger Megalodon

February 13, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

The Stranger Watch Company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Florida and up until 2016 has made mostly dressy style, minimalistic watches. Florida is not all night clubs and restaurants, it also has some of the best diving you can find. Having to satisfy both the diving and night life community, Stranger has come up with their own line of…



The Draken Tugela Automatic Dive Watch – Looking for Adventure

February 3, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Draken Watch Co. was started by Michael Blythe, who grew up and spent most of his life in South Africa. Having always had a love for watches, Michael decided to go from just obsessing about them to creating them. In 2015 he created the Draken Tugela and is now getting funding through his Kickstarter campaign. 



Aragon Rages Against the Dying of the Light, with Tritium.

January 31, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Aragon Watch Company has been around since 1991 and offers over 21 watch models from tool watches to dress watches.  Right now, Aragon has a kickstarter running for their latest model, the Parma T-100 diver.  This new model is using Tritium. Tritium is not new to Aragon, they have used it in others such as their Divemaster…



Hands on with the Zoretto Indy Bronze Diver Automatic

January 28, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Melt down some copper, throw in a little tin, add a dash of some other metals such as zinc, nickel, manganese, etc, and you get bronze. What a cool-looking alloy. Using this alloy, Zoretto has made the Indy Bronze Automatic. 



Hands on with Vierra – Best watch for under $150?

January 26, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

  Vierra Watch Co. started out when two college buddies, Eric and Jeremy, realized that they both had the desire to be entrepreneurs and shared the same passion for watches.  After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2015 the Vierra watch brand was born.  Their claim is that this is the best watch in the world for under…