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In Review: The Benrus Type II Reissue


Benrus has long been synonymous with “field watches,” basic tool watches with an absolute focus on legibility and durability. We looked at their Type II a few weeks ago and now we got the watch in our hot little hands and I’m pleased to report that it’s a solid and striking field watch with enough history to warrant a second look.

In review: Aquatico Poseidon Blue Ceramic diver

Over the past few years, I have reviewed several Aquatico watches. So far, none of them have disappointed me, which means I’m always up for checking out their new stuff. Being a diver I don’t just like the look of a good dive watch, I also want one that I can actually use for its intended purpose. The vintage no nonsense look of the Aquatico Poseidon really appealed to me, and I was able to get one in for review.

In Review: anOrdain Model 2 MKII

If you recall, it was not all that long ago that we brought you word of the anOrdain Model 2 (you can see that here). Since that initial article, we were able to spend a few weeks with a loaner of the new watch in its medium-size case. So, read on to see what all you get with the anOrdain Model 2 MKII.

In Review: Baltic Aquascaphe GMT


Over the last year, we’ve written about a few different watches from France-based Baltic Watches, including their dual-crown Aquascaphe and their quite delicious micro-rotor MR01. What we had not done, though, was actually see one of their watches in person. Well, a few conversations with the friendly folks over there, and we were able to bring in a loaner of the Baltic Aquascaphe GMT.

In Review: Q Timex GMT


Last month, we brought you word of the latest Q Timex release that featured my favorite complication, a GMT hand (you can read about that here). As fortune would have it, we’ve been able to spend some time with this release, so we’ve got a hands-on review of the newest Q Timex GMT.

In Review (and funding soon): Biotic Formicidae

As we’ve said in the past, one of the really great things about being a reviewer is that you sometimes get to see things that are not even quite available yet. For bigger brands, that means stuff that’s embargoed to such-and-such a date, which we gladly observe. With smaller brands, though, it allows us to spend time with watches to help inform you, dear reader, so you can start making your mind up before, say, a campaign launches. The latest to allow us to do that for you is the Biotic Formicidae.

In Review: Timex M79 Automatic


Yesterday, we told you about the latest Q Timex release (a lovely GMT), and today we’re revisiting a watch we first told you about last month, the Timex M79 Automatic. Why revisit it? Well, it’s because we got a sample in of the watch, and have been spending time with it. So, let’s talk through the watch and see if it’s worth your hard-earned money.

In Review: Panerai Luminor Quarenta


Back in December, we told you about the release of the delightfully compact (for the brand) Panerai Luminor Quarenta. Once word came out about it, we dropped our name in the queue to spend some time with a review loaner. Late last month, our number came up, and we got to spend some time with the example in blue you see here. On to the review!

In Review: Mido Ocean Star GMT


Over the last few years, we’ve written about a number of different Mido models. This is a brand that has been quietly putting together some very tight releases that somehow fly under the radar of most collectors. As of late, the inclusion of their Caliber 80 movement (with it’s 80-hour power reserve) has really elevated the level of what they’re offering. The latest to grace the review desk is the Mido Ocean Star GMT.

In Review: Yema LED Kavinsky


Earlier this month, we told you about the Yema LED Kavinsky, which was about to hit Kickstarter. Well, it’s out there now for backing, and we’ve been spending some time with a prototype. So, if you’re thinking about picking this watch up, read on to see what we thought of it.