Have you ever found yourself liking a brand for one reason or another (general design aesthetic, price points, etc) but really wishing they had that “one style” that you really prefer? Christopher Ward seems to be reading your mind then, as they’ve introduced a number of new and interesting styles. Their latest is an old one that’s new again – the Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor.
If there is one thing that I know you and I like, we like dive watches. Sure, we may not get any deeper than the local pool allows, but we seem to be drawn to that promise of adventure and robustness, the very tool-like nature, of the dive watch. There are certainly no shortage of options, and a good many of them are well done and quite affordable. If you are looking for an indie brand with some amazing in-the-dark visibility, Deep Blue is probably one of your first stops. We have been covering them a lot lately, but that is because they have had a spate of new releases. In fact, in conjunction with the upcoming Baselworld exhibition, they just announced the Deep Blue Daynight Scuba.
I don’t see a lot of watches with tritium gas tubes for illumination, so I was pretty interested in checking out the two Chronologia Dive Watches, the R004 and R004 Chronograph. I was also a tad skeptical, since I do have an automatic preference for automatics, but I found that I really enjoyed wearing both of these watches (though the 3-hander is more my style).
Tiffany blue. Vintage. Sub. All words that conjure hypebeast wishes and caviar dreams. But can you get satisfaction out of a $179 watch that looks like a Doxa Sub 300T took a walk down Fifth Avenue?
I think so?
Earlier this week, we caught word of some input that Janis Trading (formerly known as Lew & Huey; L&H is now a brand of the company) is looking for with regards to their new line of NTH Subs. When you get into things like their being eight different variants, and only 1000 pieces being built, the math would seem pretty simple – 125 of each, right?
With the holidays right around the corner, we are going to be highlighting sales from time to time, and I wanted to bring this one to your attention. Touch of Modern is a membership site that runs short duration sales, usually for about a week. If you are not yet a member, you can join through this link, it is free. Through November 11 at noon Pacific, the site is having a sale on Hexa Osprey Dive watches.
Back in January, I previewed Christopher Ward’s update to their Trident line of watches. For the automatics, the update included newer, longer lasting lume and a ceramic bezel, as well as an increased depth rating. At the time, I wanted to see if I could get a watch for a hands on review. Well, the brand obliged and I opened the box of a Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT with a ceramic bezel in green just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, luck of the Irish indeed.
For all of you who are not fans of Oris (and if that’s you, let’s talk, I’m curious as to why), my apologies – we’re diving back into their catalog. And it’s not even a new watch, nor is it one we’ve not reviewed for you before (sort of). You see, we’ve reviewed the Oris Divers Sixty-Five line twice so far (here and here). However, in that last review, I had mentioned that I had hoped to look at the 40mm variant, the one that is decidedly more vintage. A quick conversation with the brand ensued, and here we are today – with another review from the Oris Divers Sixty-Five lineup.
Sometimes, you just have to go with the tag that the marketing campaign uses, and I will admit, “Back into the blue” is lifted straight from Oris’s press kit. But it fits, doesn’t it? This pretty diver, with retro cues and a light blue chapter ring, pays homage to the original Oris Divers Sixty-Five, while staking itself out as a modern diver.
When you think of watches called Monsters, you probably think of two things – it’s a dive watch, and it’s coming from Seiko. Most of the time, you’d be right. This time around, though, you’re only half right. You see, it’s Shinola firing up the Monster factory this time around, and they are for sure dive watches. Let’s have a quick look at what these latest Shinola Lake Monsters have in store.