Introducing the Undive Dark Sea 500M Professional Diver

July 19, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

We cover a lot of crowd funded watches here. Many of them are kind of, been-there-done-that kind of watches, or some have little quality quirks that a new brand may have, but every now and then there is the wow watch. Undive is starting their Kickstarter campaign in August and so far from what I see,…

The Caliper Slide Watch is the perfect piece for your post-apocalyptic jaunts

July 18, 2017 . by John Biggs

When the apocalypse finally arrives, those with the booksmarts will be the upperymen. Maybe somebody you know will be the readerwriter and maybe somebody you know will learn how to make the brandywine and maybe you’ll have a bakerman among you but who will be the mather? The mather will be the one with the…

Axiom watches are utterly enchanting, utterly French

July 18, 2017 . by John Biggs

Bonjour, mes amis! Bibliothèque, croissant les halles? Oui oui! That’s what Axiom watches latest creations would say if they could talk. Axiom is a new Kickstarter brand aiming to raise $34,000 for two new pieces designed in France and based on French pilot watches. The two models they’re selling are the Lemonburst, a huge, bulbous…

The Devil’s dive watch: Introducing a pair of limited edition Christopher Ward Tridents

July 17, 2017 . by Jim Manley

I’m sure the trademark forked counterbalance on Christopher Ward’s dive watches is usually supposed to evoke Poseidon’s spear, but with the new C60 Trident Pro COSC and the C60 Trident Day Date COSC Limited Editions the bright red fork clearly belongs to a different supernatural being.

Hands-on with two Christopher Ward jumping hour watches

July 14, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Like a subtle sonnerie, the jumping hour complication audibly announces each hour. Instead of chiming like a grand sonnerie—and costing tens of thousands of dollars—a jumping hour clicks at the top of the hour as a digital hour wheel “jumps” to the next hour. Not unlike the sound of a date wheel snapping into a…

Bovet embraces the 365.25-day year, the Pope be damned

July 13, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Most of the world is happy to accept the Gregorian calendar and the need for leap years—but the Bovet Récital 20 Astérium is having none of that. Since the Earth actually spins around the Sun once every 365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes and 9.77 seconds (or 365.25 days) the calendar needs to catch up to the…

Watching time swing with the Fromanteel Pendulum Dark

July 13, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Ah, the Special Dark.  AKA, the last flavor I ever would eat in a bag of Hershey’s miniatures, at least as a kid.  These days, my tastes have changed.  And not just in chocolate – watch tastes will form, change, and reform over time.  While I certainly have been a fan of dress watches, I’ve…