Hager Aquamariner: Better down where it’s wetter

March 14, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Hager makes a small, but tight-knit assortment of diver-based watches. Whether it’s the Commando Professional, a milsub-homage, or the new GMT Traveler, you can be sure of one thing – the watches are well-made interpretations of the watches they pay homage to… like the Hager Aquamariner. Aquamariner is a pretty faithful interpretation of one recent…



All Hail the Prometheus Poseidon, the watch god of both fire and the sea!

March 8, 2017 . by John Biggs

Prometheus watches is a fan favorite with some interesting pieces. Most recently they’ve begun releasing the Poseidon collection, a set of mechanical divers that come on steel bracelets and, for a mere $750, give you a great design and a face made of meteorite(!!). The watches are water resistant to 3,500 meters (hence the Poseidon)…



REVIEW: They call me the Meister Driver, and once upon a pair of Junghans wheels

March 7, 2017 . by Victor Marks

I give a lot of thought to what makes up the perfect daily-wear watch. It should be about comfort, legibility, the sort of watch that just becomes a part of you, and makes it the first watch you grab in the morning. I’ve found two of these recently, and want to tell you about the…



Hands on with Gruppo Gamma Vanguard Automatic

March 7, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Starting out in 2013 Singapore based Gruppo Gamma has made some pretty cool vintage inspired watches. Gruppo Gamma currently has three models: The Chronnaut, the Vanguard, and the Divemaster (which I reviewed here).  Today, we’re looking at the Gruppo Gamma Vanguard, which takes inspiration from the Rolex 6152 that was made for Panerai.



Hands on with TC-9 Bronze Diver

February 28, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

One day while browsing the web to find bronze watches, I ran across a brand that I had never heard of, but with one attention-grabbing watch – the TC-9 Bronze Diver.  Before we get to the watch, a quick history lesson on what TC-9 signifies.  The Tropical Cyclone (TC) rating system is for measuring how…



Scribing a line with Schon Dsgn pens

February 27, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Now and again, we like to talk about pens here on the site.  Much like watches, they are everyday companions for many of us, and are really a quite handy thing to have around.  Today, we’re taking a look at what happens when machining skill, a clever idea, and robust design come together.  This time…



Crossing timezones with the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro GMT 600

February 24, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Ok, dear reader – it’s time for me to dive back into the world of GMT watch reviews.  As you can see from that article title, we’re diving back into the catalog of Christopher Ward.  It’s not my first time looking at their watches, nor the first time with their C60 Trident lineup.  The very…