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…

Mühle-Glashütte lands a new Terrasport IV GMT

November 7, 2016 . by Jim Manley

The newest member of Mühle-Glashütte’s Terrasport family combines two quintessential pilot watch elements, one German and one Swiss, to create an elegant and useful tool watch: a classic B-uhr dial and a GMT hand. The Mühle-Glashütte Terrasport IV GMT is obviously German. The name of the town on the dial—the heart of German watchmaking—is your…

Introducing the Astor + Banks Pilomatic

August 22, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Checking out new watches is almost always a fun proposition. And when the maker of said watches is local? Well, all the better, because then you get to have a conversation with the guy behind the brand, as well as have a peek around the workshop, and maybe see something new that’s in the works. Well, it’s been awhile since I have been over to Astor+Banks, so I cannot say that I was privy to what was being cooked up. That’s ok, because we still have all the details for you on the recently announced Astor+Banks Pilomatic.

Introducing the MKII Hawkinge

June 22, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to brands producing homage watches, you certainly have no shortage of choice. There are all manner of mushroom brands haunting auction sites, as well as the more established – yet still built to an astoundingly low price point – brands turning out copies of watches that used to be. Then you get to brands like MKII who draw inspiration for their designs from those of the past (and are open about what those inspirations are), blend them together, and come up with something that is both recognizable and their own. Their latest foray is known as the MKII Hawkinge.

The May WWR Giveaway: Gavox Squadron

May 2, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

It’s a new month, so that means that it’s time for us to spin up a new giveaway. This time around, we have something pretty unique for you, a Gavox Squadron.

A second look at the Techné Goshawk Automatic 411.1

April 28, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Techne Goshawk Automatic 411.1 is a cockpit clock put on a wrist for under $500.

Introducing the Gavox Avidiver

April 19, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to watches, many folks will often have a a favorite watch from particular brands. Less common is an expressed interest in the wider line, especially with the indie watch brands. For me, at least, Gavox is one of those brands that I think have something in all of their models. Sure, the earlier watches we very much similar to what we saw from Techne, but that’s not a bad thing. As of late, though, Gavox has really stepped up their game, with introductions of watches like the Aurora and Squadron. Their most recent model, the Gavox Avidiver, shows the brand continuing to branch out.