Hands on with the Nodus Trieste diver

May 12, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Dive watches are a dime-a-dozen, and independent brands sometimes skimp on quality or originality to make a market. Not the Nodus Trieste. It stands out with exceptional build quality, subtly unique details, and two price points that both deliver great value. This is the first watch from LA-based Nodus—I hope it’s the first of many.



Diving back in time with the Halios Seaforth

April 18, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

I do not remember when I first came across Canadian brand Halios, but I do remember being struck by their Tropik line of watches.  They’ve had a few different iterations, but the one that has stuck with me was the white-dialed version.  They’re just-announced watches – the Halios Seaforth – seem like they might be…



Introducing the Obris Morgan Aegis II

March 9, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Much as with another small brand I wrote about recently, we had a bit of a drought when it came to coverage regarding Obris Morgan.  When news came out about their latest release – the Obris Morgan Aegis II – I knew it was something we would definitely be covering.



Hands on with TC-9 Bronze Diver

February 28, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

One day while browsing the web to find bronze watches, I ran across a brand that I had never heard of, but with one attention-grabbing watch – the TC-9 Bronze Diver.  Before we get to the watch, a quick history lesson on what TC-9 signifies.  The Tropical Cyclone (TC) rating system is for measuring how…



The Stevral Megalodon (in bronze) is now up for pre-order

December 7, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have reviewed a great many of the Stevral (formerly Benarus) watches, and have a first-gen Sea Snake in my personal collection.  In fact, since I started working with the brand, I think John has only managed to go hands-on with an earlier Megalodon, so great has my affinity been for the brand.  I can’t…



Going Commando with Hager

August 29, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

While we do our level best here at WWR to cover the brands that our readers are interested in – or should be aware of – there are times where some slip through our nets as we trawl what all is out there. One of those brands is Hager. Yes, we have written about them now and again, but we have not focused in on what the brand is offering, nor have we had a chance to go hands-on with anything that the brand was producing. Well, until now, that is. While we are awaiting the release of the Aquamariner to go hands-on with it, we can tide you over with some hands-on impressions of the Hager Commando Professional.



Time changes with the SANS-13 Evolution

August 2, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

It was three years ago that I went hands-on with the original Smith & Bradley Sans-13. Since then, I have reviewed every other watch that the brand has put out, which you can see here and here. While we are still working to get one of their latest in – the Smith & Bradley Sans-13 Evolution – I wanted to get a preview in place for you, as their Kickstarter project just recently launched. So, let’s have ourselves a look, shall we?