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.



Cabaro Watch – An Australian with a Swiss heart

January 6, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

The Cabaro Watch is a crowdfunded timepiece from Australia. Their campaign ends on January 11, 2017. They are more than fully funded with over $73,000 taken in which is approx. $29,000 above their goal. So what is this company offering? They claim their watches are classic but unique, affordable but luxurious, and contemporary but timeless….



Décantheure is a watch for wine lovers

January 5, 2017 . by John Biggs

Is it chardonnay-o’clock? Shiraz-thirty? Half-past-functional-alcholism? We’ve got a watch for you. Décantheure is the watch for you. This crowdfunded watch is a basic 3-hander with a few fun design twists. The coolest thing? It has decanting times for various wines, from 30 minutes to 2+ hours, allowing you to let your wine breathe before you…



Von Doren has vintage style I can dig

January 4, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past year or so, we have seen a lot of “me too” sort of watch designs hitting Kickstarter, and it has started to get old.  I mean, how many thin, minimalistic, two-handed watches can we really handle?  Well, of those clone designs, I say no more.  When it comes to something like what…



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…