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.

Straton Syncro brings a duffel to a car race

February 10, 2017 . by John Biggs

Another day, another classic-looking Kickstarter watch that tickles a few of the pleasure spots in this jaded old man’s heart. This time its the Straton Syncro, a racing-inspired watch that is being sold with a matching duffel bag. As the old wedding adage goes “You’re not just buying a watch. You’re gaining luggage!” The watch…

Measuring time with the Chotovelli Gauge

February 8, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

While I have been on a bit of a GMT kick as of late (in terms of watches I have been reviewing), I also am now, apparently, on a bit of an Italian kick.  Not that long ago, I reviewed the TCM Orienteering, and now we’re back into the world of Italian watch brands, this…

Clairette Watches hits Kickstarter with vintage charm

February 7, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Stockholm-based Clairette Watches backs up its claims of historical inspiration with two fairly authentic numbers: 38 mm and 34 mm. Those are the classic sizes of its new Miyota 1L45 quartz-powered watch. In a sea of watches 40 mm and larger, Clairette has set itself apart, and that vintage gambit seems to have paid off….

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…

Alexander Burhans is remaking the iconic Orbit watch

February 1, 2017 . by John Biggs

Come back with me to 1992. A gallon of gas cost $1. McDonald’s opened it’s first restaurant in Beijing. Aladdin and Sister Act were taking theaters by storm. A sewer exploded in Mexico. And Alexander Burhans released his unique Orbit watch with clever dotted date window. You can relive those heady days withe the reissue…

The Manchester Watch Works Equinox has hit the starting line

January 30, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

We have been covering the releases from Manchester Watch Works since they first hit the crowd-funding scene.  Each one has been something interesting, so I was interested when I saw a new email come in from the brand announcing their latest model.  The Manchester Watch Works Equinox series just went live on Kickstarter today.