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REVIEW: MTM Silencer (Part 1)

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We’ve looked at a couple of different MTM models over the last few months; today’s gives us yet another unique presentation, and brings along one of my favorite features from the first model from them that I looked at.

REVIEW: South Lane Signature Watch

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Strap changes are one of the easiest ways to change the character of a watch, and no strap is easier to swap out than the nylon NATO straps that are available all over the place.  Recently, I came across a Swedish brand that has embraced that flexible strap.

Bovet: China’s Dream Watch

bovet-fleurier-no-2932.jpgBovet is all but unknown here but it’s quite popular in China. This is a fascinating piece, their version of a sports watch, which is pretty hot no matter what language you speak.

Made in 2001. Self-winding, water-resistant, asymmetric, diamond-set stainless steel gentleman’s wristwatch with Chinese Dial, square button chronograph at 11 and 1 o’clock, registers, date and a stainless steel Bovet deployant clasp. Three-body case, polished and brushed, screwed-down transparent case back, rounded polished band, brushed inclined bezel, asymmetric “Vendôme” type lugs with screwed bars at 6, extended mobile geometrical-shaped pendant and winding-crown at 12, square chronograph buttons at 11 and 1. Dial: Mother-of-pearl with blue enameled Chinese characters for the hours, subsidiary sunk dials for the seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute register dials with unusual numeration, double aperture for the date at 12 with Arabic numerals. Blued steel skeletonized “bâton” hands.

Bovet Fleurier Sportster

Blancier introduces pilot model

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image004.jpgBlancier just launched a 42mm and 55mm Pilot’s watch that looks sexy as all get out.

Big is beautiful”, and that is why Blan cier has now designed a watch with a diameter of 55mm! Such a watch is worn low on the wrist, which is why the winder is positioned on the left side of the watch face.

Blancier custom watches introduces pilot model [CrunchGear]

Spending time with the Mido Multifort GMT

Back in April of this year, I gave you a quick overview on a recently-announced (at that time) watch, the Mido Multifort GMT.  When I wrote that article, I was pairing what I was seeing from photos and the press release, along with my then-recent experience with a non-GMT Mido Multifort.  Now we’re a little bit down the road, and we’ve recently had a loaner in of the Mido Multifort GMT, so we can give you our hands-on thoughts.

Bulova Marine Star – Very Different Twins

Bulova Marine Star 09

You know how sometimes you get siblings that look very much alike, but each has expressed their personality in a radically different way.  This was the case when I took a look at a pair of Bulova Marine Star Chronographs.  They are definitely twins, but the all black version is a much different watch that the blue and gold version.

Christopher Ward pulls out of the pack

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Christopher Ward Watches is starting to pull out of the crowd with some distinctive and handsome designs. From the start, their business model has been to put out a first rate watch on a razor thin profit margin. Their earlier watches were definitely tasteful, but a little on the conservative side.

With the C6 Kingfisher Diver automatic, Christopher is putting a more distinctive style forward. 42mm, with an ETA 2824-2 movement, seems fairly mundane until you look at it. I’m liking it a lot. And with a 300m water resistance and a robust warranty and returns policy, it sounds like he has a lot of confidence in his watches.

Flashier than my usual tastes, but I could learn to live with it.

March to the beat of the Oris Art Blakey

As I alluded to in last week’s Oris review, there were a two watches that I had a few days to spend time with. While last week’s was a design that featured (and rightfully so) a very interesting movement, today’s watch goes in a different direction. It’s a more restrained look, but it has some subtle cues that give honor to a great jazz drummer and band leader. That watch is, simply put, the Oris Art Blakey.

In Review: Vaer A3 Tradition

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Today, we’re going to take a look at a watch that you may notice a few similarities when compared to a watch from last week. Last week is was the quartz-driven Vaer C3; today, we’re going to walk you through the automatic Vaer A3 Tradition.

REVIEW: Vivienne Westwood Orb

 

It’s time once again for us to take a peek at the Zeon American catalog, this time focusing in on a fashion brand that carries the name of English Designer Vivienne Westwood.