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REVIEW: MTM Silencer (Part 1)



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



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


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


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


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.