Modern nostalgia: Hands-on with the Hamilton Intra-Matic 68 Autochrono

July 6, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Hamilton has managed to pull off a kind of modern nostalgia with its Intra-Matic 68 Autochrono. In pictures, this automatic chronograph looks straight out of the ’60s, and well it should, since it’s modeled on Hamilton’s 1968 Chronograph B. But on the wrist, it has a modern size and a modern presence. And while the…

Getting smart with the Chronos Wearable

June 30, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Smart watches are a category that I have really wanted to like more than I actually do.  I have always been a tech and gadget guy, so the marriage of that realm of interest with that of watches seems like it would be a perfect match.  And who knows, perhaps for you, they are.

Diving into the Spinnaker Dumas Vintage Diver

June 27, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Spinnaker has a pretty good line of affordable, nautical themed watches. From sailing to diving, and quartz or automatic, there are plenty of choices. Of all the watches they offer, there is one that really stood out to me: the Spinnaker Dumas Vintage Diver.

Hands on with the AVI-8 Flyboy Chronograph AV-4054

June 22, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

AVI-8 make many great looking aviation inspired watches. Their latest model is the AVI-8 Flyboy Chronograph AV-4054. This line of aviation watches is inspired by the 38 American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille who flew for the French in 1916, before the United States entered World War I. AVI-8 was kind enough to send me…

Breitling ups its polycarbonate game with the Avenger Hurricane 45 chrono

June 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until then there were timekeepers – small, cheap watches like Timex and Seiko – and expensive pieces that you handed out at retirements from brands like Rolex and Patek…

Lighting up the night with the Isobrite Afterburner

June 9, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Taking inspiration of the incredible power of the twin afterburners of the F-22 Raptor that light up the night sky, Isobrite has released the Isobrite Afterburner, a line of limited edition T100 Tritium watches that will also light up the night. They were kind enough to send me a couple versions of the Isobrite Afterburner and I like…

Going flat out with the CT Scuderia Testa Piatta

June 7, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Seems to be that, when we’re reviewing watches from CT Scuderia, we tend to hit them all at once. That happened the last go-round, and now seems to be the case this time around. It was not that long ago that we reviewed the CT Scuderia Scrambler, and now we’re hitting another one that’s a…