Hands on with the Zoretto Indy Bronze Diver Automatic

January 28, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Melt down some copper, throw in a little tin, add a dash of some other metals such as zinc, nickel, manganese, etc, and you get bronze. What a cool-looking alloy. Using this alloy, Zoretto has made the Indy Bronze Automatic. 



Hands on with Vierra – Best watch for under $150?

January 26, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

  Vierra Watch Co. started out when two college buddies, Eric and Jeremy, realized that they both had the desire to be entrepreneurs and shared the same passion for watches.  After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2015 the Vierra watch brand was born.  Their claim is that this is the best watch in the world for under…



Invicta, with conviction: the 8926OB

January 24, 2017 . by Victor Marks

The Invicta 8926OB is a Submariner homage, and an easy choice if you’re looking for something affordable. This one represents good value for money. Let me tell you how…



Diving into the darkness of the Gruppo Gamma Divemaster D-01N Black

January 18, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Gruppo Gamma is a Singapore-based watch company I have followed since they started out in 2013. Their first watch was the Genesis, which is a homage to the 1950’s Rolex Reference 6152 which was made for Panerai. Using a basic Seagull movement and mineral crystal, this was an OK place to start out. The Genesis was…



Getting busy with the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours

January 17, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It was not all that long ago (see here) that I fell pretty hard for the Alpina Alpiner 4. It was my first time going hands-on with the brand, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw there. Well, if you know me, you know I like GMT complications. I’ve been starting to focus in a little more closely on those watches lately, and I saw Alpina had a few in the mix. Put two and two together, and you’ve got our review today of the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours.



No time like Rebeltime – a review

January 13, 2017 . by Victor Marks

I wrote about Rebeltime when their project launched earlier this year. Now that I’ve had a chance to spend some time with the results, I want to share with you what they’ve made – and tell you why now’s the right time to gene.



Trekking around with the UT Lab Argonaut Explorer

January 12, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It’s time for another installment in our series on men’s style items.  This go ‘round is brought to us by my search for a pair of black boots for the winter.  Not winter boots, per se (in other words, not for shoveling snow), but boots that worked for heading into the office that looked good,…