Diving into the darkness of the Gruppo Gamma Divemaster D-01N Black

January 18, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Gruppo Gamma is a Singapore-based watch company I have followed since they started out in 2013. Their first watch was the Genesis, which is a homage to the 1950’s Rolex Reference 6152 which was made for Panerai. Using a basic Seagull movement and mineral crystal, this was an OK place to start out. The Genesis was…



Getting busy with the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours

January 17, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It was not all that long ago (see here) that I fell pretty hard for the Alpina Alpiner 4. It was my first time going hands-on with the brand, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw there. Well, if you know me, you know I like GMT complications. I’ve been starting to focus in a little more closely on those watches lately, and I saw Alpina had a few in the mix. Put two and two together, and you’ve got our review today of the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours.



No time like Rebeltime – a review

January 13, 2017 . by Victor Marks

I wrote about Rebeltime when their project launched earlier this year. Now that I’ve had a chance to spend some time with the results, I want to share with you what they’ve made – and tell you why now’s the right time to gene.



Trekking around with the UT Lab Argonaut Explorer

January 12, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It’s time for another installment in our series on men’s style items.  This go ‘round is brought to us by my search for a pair of black boots for the winter.  Not winter boots, per se (in other words, not for shoveling snow), but boots that worked for heading into the office that looked good,…



My first watch, the Swatch Irony Diaphane Gyrotempus

January 11, 2017 . by John Biggs

Back in 2001 when I was a computer consultant fixing Y2K bugs in Poland I had a layover in Zurich. I wandered through the airport marveling at all the things I could buy. Chocolates. Leather goods. Watches. Having recently graduated college I wondered what kind of people shopped at those places. Then I realized that…



Finding your way with the Terra Cielo Mare Orienteering BP

January 11, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

For as long as I have been doing this, I sometimes feel like I have at least seen – or heard – of many of the watches that are out there.  Sure, new brands pop up, but a lot of the styling can be considered to have some derivative roots (good, bad, or otherwise) to…



Slimming things down with the Allegory Goods Kit Wallet

January 10, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

As I mentioned in my Boconi review I have a wallet that I picked up from a Kickstarter project earlier this year that is truly part of my every day carry.  Rather than just tease you about what that wallet might be, I thought it was time to give it a proper review.  Let’s have a…