Diving back in time with the Halios Seaforth

April 18, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

I do not remember when I first came across Canadian brand Halios, but I do remember being struck by their Tropik line of watches.  They’ve had a few different iterations, but the one that has stuck with me was the white-dialed version.  They’re just-announced watches – the Halios Seaforth – seem like they might be…



Brightening up with the Borealis Porto Santo

February 10, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

There was a stretch where I was covering quite a few of the watches coming from Borealis.  And then, for some reason, they sort of fell off of my radar.  The popped to mind recently, so I went to peruse their site.  And wow, am I glad I did.  I discovered quite a tasty little…



Vortic Watch Company Prints 3D Cases in Titanium

February 9, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

Vortic Watch Company uses refurbished pocket watches and 3D printed cases.



Riding the Rails with the G. Gerlach PM36

January 9, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Back in October, John brought you word of the new G. Gerlach PM36 series.  Now, we’re a few months down the road, and we are able to bring you our hands-on impressions of this beauty of a railroad watch.



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…



Vintage vibes with the Vapaus Veli

July 27, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

As you probably surmised from that title, I have a thing for alliteration. Well, several types of word play, but we have what we have on hand. Know what else I have a thing for? As it turns out, it’s watches with a slick vintage feel. Show me a watch with a thin case, minimal bezel, and a visibly domed crystal, and I am definitely paying attention. This is a style that we see pop up now and again, and I do not get tired of running across it. The latest iteration find itself with a Swiss-made heart, and goes by the name of the Vapaus Veli.



Introducing Arcane Watches

June 29, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Hey, guys and gals, ready to hear about another new watch brand that’s starting up? Wait, wait, don’t run away. What if I told you it was all American-made (not just built in the States)? Ok, ok, well, how about if it managed to recycle not just old pocket watch movements (that’s how you can get an American-made movement), but also the material used for the case? Well, then, hopefully we have your interest, as the new Arcane Watches look to be interesting.