Riding the Rails with the G. Gerlach PM36

January 9, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Back in October, John brought you word of the new G. Gerlach PM36 series.  Now, we’re a few months down the road, and we are able to bring you our hands-on impressions of this beauty of a railroad watch.

Hands On Another Spinnaker Spence SP-5039-02

January 8, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

Spinnaker Watches offers the Spence dive watch in their vintage category that has good-enough wearability but lacks a few key underwater dive functions. If you dive from the edge of the pool, this might add some color to your water-watch collection.

Review: Legend are Hardcore

January 7, 2017 . by Victor Marks

The Legend Deep Blue LD 1001A is a well-made, Seiko-powered Submariner-type diver, available at more than reasonable prices. It’s hardcore.

Hands-on with the Spinnaker Spence SP-5039

December 28, 2016 . by Jim Manley

As we previewed a few weeks back, pioneering underwater archaeologist Edward Lee Spence inspired Spinnaker’s latest Vintage Diver. Spence discovered many Civil War-era shipwrecks, rewrote the literary history of Gone With the Wind (a few shipwrecks revealed more fact than fiction in Margaret Mitchell’s classic), and founded the International Diving Institute to train and certify commercial deep-sea divers. Spence,…

A romp in the woods with Konifer’s rings and watches

December 26, 2016 . by Jim Manley

As part of our expanded focus beyond watches, Canadian firm Konifer sent us a woodsy review bundle: the Sequoia Maple watch and the KT001 ring. Even though they are from the same company, I think they will appeal to very different buyers. The watch is very taste-specific, but the ring could easily have broad appeal….

Let there be light: Hands-on with the Tangramatic Hyperion

December 23, 2016 . by Jim Manley

Lume, lume, and more lume. It would be easy to love the Tangramatic Hyperion for how well it pulls off ridiculous lume, but there is more here than bright lights. Nearly every part of this piece shows attention to detail and excellent execution. Available in time-only auto or quartz and time/date auto, pre-order pricing is…

Can a watch be too thin? Hands-on with the Melbourne Watch Collins 38

December 16, 2016 . by Jim Manley

A week with Melbourne Watch’s Collins 38 left me impressed with the details but underwhelmed with the value proposition. This is a well-composed dressy watch and other than the strap and crown it doesn’t miss any beats. But I’m not sure the Collins is greater than the sum of its parts. The parts are nice,…