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…



Hands on with Borealis Cascais Diver

February 22, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

There have been several reviews on Borealis watches on this site and all have shown that Borealis has proven themselves by make good quality affordable dive watches. From classic style divers like the Sea Hawk, to vintage inspired divers like the Porto Santo, Borealis offers a nice selection. The newest watch in their lineup is the Borealis Cascais diver…



Pit-row preview: Introducing the Geckota C-1 Racing Chronograph

February 21, 2017 . by Jim Manley

I have to wonder if Geckota is embarrassed by its new C1 Racing Chronograph. They shouldn’t be; although it’s obviously a Heuer Camaro homage it brings plenty of new ideas to the table. But they seem to want to avoid that inspiration because the Camaro is just about the only chronograph they don’t mention in…



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…



Dive with an Ocean Predator – The Stranger Megalodon

February 13, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

The Stranger Watch Company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Florida and up until 2016 has made mostly dressy style, minimalistic watches. Florida is not all night clubs and restaurants, it also has some of the best diving you can find. Having to satisfy both the diving and night life community, Stranger has come up with their own line of…



Xeric’s latest retrograde-ish project: Evergraph

February 13, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Love ’em or hate ’em, Xeric are doing interesting things with time telling. Since their original pseudo-retrograde watch hit Kickstarter in 2013, they have earned a dedicated following. This latest iteration of their unique design was funded in hours and has surpassed their $50,000 goal many times over.