Hourtime: Apocalypse Real Soon Now

April 23, 2017 . by Victor Marks

This quick episode brings discussions of the future of the watch industry (grim) and some decidedly not grim pieces we reviewed. John talks Victor off the ledge.



NTH Santa Fe and Näcken Modern Blue: Night swimming deserves a quiet night

April 17, 2017 . by Victor Marks

I’ve written about the NTH Submariner homage watches by Chris “Doc” Vail before, and also talked about his Tropics compressor style watches again. Doc is back at it with a new set of Sub case watches. The original run of NTH Subs paid homage to early Submariners and Tudor divers, picking out key elements of…



The Spinnaker Cahill – The Best Spinnaker Yet

March 29, 2017 . by Victor Marks

After Baselworld showed us wonderful things from Breitling, Tudor, and Carl F. Bucherer, I want to take a moment and go back to the affordable end of the pool. I want to talk to you about the Spinnaker SP–5033 Cahill. This is one of my favorite affordable watches.



Tudor Black Bay, from Baselworld 2017, and product line bloat

March 23, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Tudor added four new models to the Black Bay line in the Heritage collection at Baselworld 2017. It’s hard to argue with the success of the existing models, so what could they have added?



Tudor Black Bay Chronograph is what happens when Breitling and Rolex have a weird love child

March 23, 2017 . by Victor Marks

At Baselworld 2017, Tudor has been laying out a number of new watches for fans to drool over, and one of them is Tudor’s newest chronograph addition to the lineup, the The Black Bay Chronograph Ref. 79350. Tudor has had a chronograph in the product line in the recent past, the Tudor Steel Heritage Chrono Blue, itself an…



The Controversial Ginault – on the wrist, and what’s really going on here

March 22, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Ginault came on the scene in 2011, making a decent, but not amazing, sterile dive watch. The Base Module 1 watch had a sterile dial, an engraved case back, and while the Ginault company logo had yet to evolve to what it is today, it wasn’t entirely dissimilar. This is the story of the Ginault…



Hager Aquamariner: Better down where it’s wetter

March 14, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Hager makes a small, but tight-knit assortment of diver-based watches. Whether it’s the Commando Professional, a milsub-homage, or the new GMT Traveler, you can be sure of one thing – the watches are well-made interpretations of the watches they pay homage to… like the Hager Aquamariner. Aquamariner is a pretty faithful interpretation of one recent…