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…



Dive with an Ocean Predator – The Stranger Megalodon

February 13, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

The Stranger Watch Company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Florida and up until 2016 has made mostly dressy style, minimalistic watches. Florida is not all night clubs and restaurants, it also has some of the best diving you can find. Having to satisfy both the diving and night life community, Stranger has come up with their own line of…



Measuring time with the Chotovelli Gauge

February 8, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

While I have been on a bit of a GMT kick as of late (in terms of watches I have been reviewing), I also am now, apparently, on a bit of an Italian kick.  Not that long ago, I reviewed the TCM Orienteering, and now we’re back into the world of Italian watch brands, this…



Travelling around with the Ball Pilot GMT

February 6, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past few years, I’ve dipped into the Ball catalog more than a few times, and have sampled quite a variety of their offerings.  With my renewed focus on models with GMT complications, it was only natural I would return to that well.  Surprisingly (for me), the watch I was looking for is part…



More than a movement: Hands-on with the Bulova Moonwatch

February 3, 2017 . by Jim Manley

I’m usually cold on quartz because it lacks the whiz-bang micro-mechanized intricacy of a mechanical movement. On the other hand, Bulova’s quartz-powered revival of Astronaut David Scott’s Apollo 15 prototype works on a few levels. First, it tells a lost chapter in the tale of watches and rockets that has been dominated by the Speedmaster for…



Flying High with the Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT

February 2, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

As you may have noticed, I have been working specifically to focus in on reviewing GMT watches lately.  This has been my favorite complication for some time now, and I am of course aware of some of the “big” models that are out there, the ones everyone thinks of from Switzerland.  That said, there are…



Aragon Rages Against the Dying of the Light, with Tritium.

January 31, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Aragon Watch Company has been around since 1991 and offers over 21 watch models from tool watches to dress watches.  Right now, Aragon has a kickstarter running for their latest model, the Parma T-100 diver.  This new model is using Tritium. Tritium is not new to Aragon, they have used it in others such as their Divemaster…