It’s a new month, so that means that it’s time for us to spin up a new giveaway. This time around, we have something pretty unique for you, a Gavox Squadron.


Now, I know what you’re thinking – you have not seen this particular Gavox reviewed here.  And you would be right.  Instead, this was reviewed over at aBlogtoWatch, and the brand quite generously allowed us to slot the watch over here for the giveaway.  So, why might you be interested in this particular watch?  Well, it is truly Mil-spec.


This is because Michael Happe, the guy behind the brand, actually worked with the Belgian Air Force to design this watch.  So, while you and I are unlikely to be flying a fighter jet any time soon, this watch was designed for the folks who do precisely that.  By looking at the watch, you can easily tell that it has a chronograph function to it, which is all but expected for a pilot’s watch.  The Gavox Squadron also packs something a bit more unexpected.


What might that be, you ask?  Well, you see, the Gavox Squadron actually has an alarm function built into it.  That’s what is represented by the register over at 6 o’clock – what time the alarm is set for.  So, only 12 hours in advance, but it works for what it is.  I still think it feels weird to have a digital chirp coming from an analog watch (just some cognitive dissonance for me), but that’s what it does.  I will warn you that if you are in a noisy setting, you will not hear the alarm.  At home of the office, though, you’ll be good.


All of this is made possible on the Gavox Squadron by the Ronda 5130.D.  The styling on the dial is inspired by 50’s aviation chronos, and I found it to be eminently readable and functional (as you would expect given that an Air Force was involved).  Along with the great styling and functionality on tap, the price is a great deal as well – coming in at $480 for the steel version as we have here, or $520 for a PVD finish.  Gavox has created some really great stuff, and the Gavox Squadron is a solid entry from the brand.


To have a chance to win your own for the low, low price of free, you just need to do a few things:

  1. Comment on this post what your favorite watch with an alarm on it is
  2. Head on over to the Giveaway Page and complete your entry

And that’s it – good luck!

Our thanks to Gavox for sponsoring this month’s giveaway.

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

48 thoughts on “The May WWR Giveaway: Gavox Squadron”
  1. My favorite alarm watch is a divers titanium Citizen eco drive perpetual calendar I was wearing when my son was born, I set up the alarm for 7:27am, the time when he was born, to this day, almost 5 years later, I hear it beeping every morning, and I smile every time.

  2. It is comparing watches and oranges but the best working alarm watch I have had up until now was an inexpensive Casio. I haven’t really used an alarm watch much other than that.

  3. Had a g shock Casio in high school that was perfect for an out of control high school boy- un breakable and helped me get up for school

  4. My favorite watch with an alarm is grandpa’s old Seiko analog/digital chrono.

  5. My GShock DW9052-1V is the only watch I own that has an alarm so I guess it’s my favorite by default

  6. I have an old Casio alarm watch that has served me well on many a backpacking trip.

  7. My very first analog white face dial casio with digital numbers and alarm that woke me up my entire school period…

  8. this is a nice watch, and I’d be happy to win it. I think my favorite alarm watch is the Fortis Flieger model though. this Gavox is a great deal for the money!

  9. Its a nice watch, the white hands look distinctive and and clear to read. They kind of make the white dial printing and white date box all work as a cohesive whole. My favourite watch for an alarm would be a Tissot TTouch Expert.

  10. I haven’t had experience with any alarm features beyond that of my GSHOCK’s but this would certainly become my new favorite 🙂 Thanks guys!!

  11. I’ve never had one with an alarm but it would be super helpful to have. Of course I’ll probably end up giving this to my boyfriend. Thanks!!

  12. Great memories of an early Timex Ironman waking me just in time to catch the bus.

  13. No doubt it would have to be the “Nooka Unisex SB-ZUB-ZENH-20-SE SpongeBob Zub ZenH Spongelevator Watch”. This is a close second, but nothing touches the Nooka!

  14. I have several poljot alarm watches. The complication is not that useful to me but it certainly is fun to play with

  15. I once had a cheap Casio knockoff that lit up in red, green and blue when the alarm went off. Unfortunately, it fell in the ocean. If you see a dolphin with a watch, you know why.

  16. The Fortis Cosmonaut Chronograph with alarm is my favourite — but it costs an enormous amount compared to this watch, which also looks really good.

  17. The Withings Activité is a pretty cool watch with plenty of features aside from the alarm. It’s classic look is also a plus.

  18. My favorite watch with an alarm in it would have to be my Seiko Neo Classic (SPC133), mainly because its the only watch with an alarm that i’ve owned 🙂

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