Padron Tessera X-Ray fully funded on Kickstarter

February 20, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

Padron makes another strong showing on Kickstarter with a skeletonized automatic.



Hands on with the Pantor Sea Lion Diver

February 17, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Pantor is a watch company based in Hong Kong and – up till now – they only had one model, the Sea Horse. After success with that model, they have released their next model, the Sea Lion.  While not as “extreme” a name as some other brands may use, I personally love the “Sea Lion” name. In my…



Hands on with the Virata VRT1.8 Rose Gold

February 15, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

This is not our first hands on review of Virata watches; Patrick did a nice hands on review of their first line of VRT1 watches which you can read here. Their first roll out were models VRT1.1 through VRT1.6.  After their success with those first models Virata has come out with two new models, the VRT1.7 (in carbon fiber)…



Hands on with the Bulova Curv

February 14, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

Bulova’s Curv chronograph offers accuracy and space-age design in their new collection.



More than a movement: Hands-on with the Bulova Moonwatch

February 3, 2017 . by Jim Manley

I’m usually cold on quartz because it lacks the whiz-bang micro-mechanized intricacy of a mechanical movement. On the other hand, Bulova’s quartz-powered revival of Astronaut David Scott’s Apollo 15 prototype works on a few levels. First, it tells a lost chapter in the tale of watches and rockets that has been dominated by the Speedmaster for…



Christopher Ward Picks Up Where the C1 Grand Malvern Left Off

January 27, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Christopher Ward ushers in a third-generation today, updating their entry-level automatic dress watch (the C5 Malvern Automatic MK III) and their dressy quartz chronograph (the C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III). After reviewing the flagship C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve, I was excited to see what was next from Christopher Ward. With these two updates, I think…



These are the voyages of the Ball Fireman Enterprise

December 14, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Well, ok, this particular watch was not bouncing around galaxies for five years, nor did it hit warp speed.  What it did do, however, it set a mark for the most affordable Ball watch yet, as well as spending a good bit of time on my wrist.  With that, let’s have a look at what…