NTH Santa Fe and Näcken Modern Blue: Night swimming deserves a quiet night

April 17, 2017 . by Victor Marks

I’ve written about the NTH Submariner homage watches by Chris “Doc” Vail before, and also talked about his Tropics compressor style watches again. Doc is back at it with a new set of Sub case watches. The original run of NTH Subs paid homage to early Submariners and Tudor divers, picking out key elements of…



Hands on with the James McCabe Belfast Automatic

April 14, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Your eyes do not deceive you – the James McCabe Belfast is back on our pages in a hands-on review.   For reference, you can see our 2015 review here. The model McCabe sent me is the James McCabe Belfast JM 1020-CP-2.  Although this is very similar to the previous one we looked at, there are…



Clockwork Synergy Straps Team Review

April 5, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

We’re no stranger to strap reviews here, and, over the years, we have gotten to sample quite a variety from brands small and large. All of those reviews have been singular affairs, in that we have had one person evaluating the straps for the article. This time around, we are trying something different. For our…



Flying High with Panzera Flieger 47 Mechanica

March 31, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Panzera is an Australian watch brand that was established in 2009, with  models that cover land, sea, and air. They currently offer the Aquamarine 45 diver, the Breuer 44 and 47 dress, and the Flieger 47 pilot. After reaching out to them, they were kind enough to loan us a Panzera Flieger 47 Mechanica for review. So what is a…



Hands-on with the new Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Automatic MK III

March 30, 2017 . by Jim Manley

When we previewed the new Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Automatic MK III there were obvious design inspirations from the flagship C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve. Hands-on, that inspiration is still evident, but it’s faint. Everything that made the C1’s design special is here, but more muted. Still, this is a far cry from the stuffy old…



The Spinnaker Cahill – The Best Spinnaker Yet

March 29, 2017 . by Victor Marks

After Baselworld showed us wonderful things from Breitling, Tudor, and Carl F. Bucherer, I want to take a moment and go back to the affordable end of the pool. I want to talk to you about the Spinnaker SP–5033 Cahill. This is one of my favorite affordable watches.



His and Hers Hands-on with MJW Colour Venn and Cyclops

March 23, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Precision is overrated. You obviously agree, or you wouldn’t be here reading about inherently inaccurate mechanical watches. You and I appreciate the fact that craftsmanship and style are usually more important than down-to-the-second accuracy. Mr. Jones Watches takes that appreciation to the extreme with two of its more colorful watches: Colour Venn and Cyclops. My…