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 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…



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…



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)…



Xeric’s latest retrograde-ish project: Evergraph

February 13, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Love ’em or hate ’em, Xeric are doing interesting things with time telling. Since their original pseudo-retrograde watch hit Kickstarter in 2013, they have earned a dedicated following. This latest iteration of their unique design was funded in hours and has surpassed their $50,000 goal many times over.



Brightening up with the Borealis Porto Santo

February 10, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

There was a stretch where I was covering quite a few of the watches coming from Borealis.  And then, for some reason, they sort of fell off of my radar.  The popped to mind recently, so I went to peruse their site.  And wow, am I glad I did.  I discovered quite a tasty little…