Ackurat shows us the magic of Swedish design

March 21, 2017 . by John Biggs

Ah, Sweden! Home to ABBA, at fjord or two, and Ackurat. This company has already released a unique minimalist watch called the M83, a unique piece with a band-in-case design that is reminiscent of the Omega Chronostop. The 38mm case has a Swiss Ronda movement and comes in five different colors – gold/white, gold/dark grey,…



Live Like a Rebel with the Swiss Made LIV Rebel

March 20, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

LIV watches is now on their third Kickstarter campaign and already breaking records. LIV Watches newest model, the Rebel, has taken in $450,ooo in the first 48 hours. As of March 20th they are already at $1,105,116 with 9 more days to go. How are they able to get so much support in such little time? Lets look…



TAG Heuer shows off its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch before launch

March 17, 2017 . by John Biggs

“The Connected Modular 45.” A name that truly drips off the tongue. So full of promise, of beauty, of the potential for connecting modules! Luckily since this smartwatch comes from TAG it’s actually pretty nice-looking and could pass as a regular watch if no one was paying attention. TAG has doubled down on the smartwatch…



Get thee to the cheap Tuna Factory!

March 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

I don’t usually post stuff like this but Massdrop has a really nice Seiko “Baby Tuna” on the site right now for $219 – half of what you’d pay on Amazon. It’s got a 47.5 mm case, a really nice black and gold face, and enough street cred to work as your first tool watch….



Globe Trotting with the Hager GMT Traveler

March 15, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

So, do you remember that Hager Commando that we reviewed a bit ago?  (If not, you can read up on it here).  Now that we’re up to speed, you will recall that I certainly did like what I saw with that watch.  What if, however, you could change out the Miyota 9015 for something Swiss,…



Hager Aquamariner: Better down where it’s wetter

March 14, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Hager makes a small, but tight-knit assortment of diver-based watches. Whether it’s the Commando Professional, a milsub-homage, or the new GMT Traveler, you can be sure of one thing – the watches are well-made interpretations of the watches they pay homage to… like the Hager Aquamariner. Aquamariner is a pretty faithful interpretation of one recent…



The Arnold & Son DBG Skeleton is a double balance double timezone double big double fancy watch

March 14, 2017 . by John Biggs

Double your pleasure and double your fun with good old Arnold & Son! The DBG Skeleton is a beautiful double balance GMT piece with a skeletonized body and a pair of symmetrical balance wheels. It runs a manufacture A&S1309 that is designed and made in house and it’s really pretty striking. From the release: A…