Hands on with Borealis Cascais Diver

February 22, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

There have been several reviews on Borealis watches on this site and all have shown that Borealis has proven themselves by make good quality affordable dive watches. From classic style divers like the Sea Hawk, to vintage inspired divers like the Porto Santo, Borealis offers a nice selection. The newest watch in their lineup is the Borealis Cascais diver…



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…



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…



The Manchester Watch Works Equinox has hit the starting line

January 30, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

We have been covering the releases from Manchester Watch Works since they first hit the crowd-funding scene.  Each one has been something interesting, so I was interested when I saw a new email come in from the brand announcing their latest model.  The Manchester Watch Works Equinox series just went live on Kickstarter today.



Von Doren has vintage style I can dig

January 4, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past year or so, we have seen a lot of “me too” sort of watch designs hitting Kickstarter, and it has started to get old.  I mean, how many thin, minimalistic, two-handed watches can we really handle?  Well, of those clone designs, I say no more.  When it comes to something like what…



The Stevral Megalodon (in bronze) is now up for pre-order

December 7, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have reviewed a great many of the Stevral (formerly Benarus) watches, and have a first-gen Sea Snake in my personal collection.  In fact, since I started working with the brand, I think John has only managed to go hands-on with an earlier Megalodon, so great has my affinity been for the brand.  I can’t…



The Magrette Moana Pacific Pro Steel is now up for pre-order

November 11, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I will freely admit, there is a soft spot in my mechanical watch heart when it comes to Magrette.  This is because they produced the first automatic that I had to grace my wrist, and the smell of that pine box that it came in sticks with me to this day.  Well, that, and the…