Hands on with the Virata VRT1.8 Rose Gold

February 15, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

This is not our first hands on review of Virata watches; Patrick did a nice hands on review of their first line of VRT1 watches which you can read here. Their first roll out were models VRT1.1 through VRT1.6.  After their success with those first models Virata has come out with two new models, the VRT1.7 (in carbon fiber)…



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.



Dive with an Ocean Predator – The Stranger Megalodon

February 13, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

The Stranger Watch Company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Florida and up until 2016 has made mostly dressy style, minimalistic watches. Florida is not all night clubs and restaurants, it also has some of the best diving you can find. Having to satisfy both the diving and night life community, Stranger has come up with their own line of…



Xeric’s latest retrograde-ish project: Evergraph

February 13, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Love ’em or hate ’em, Xeric are doing interesting things with time telling. Since their original pseudo-retrograde watch hit Kickstarter in 2013, they have earned a dedicated following. This latest iteration of their unique design was funded in hours and has surpassed their $50,000 goal many times over.



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…



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…



Hourtime Presents: Why isn’t Italy proud of its Air Force?

February 9, 2017 . by John Biggs

This week on the show we talk about our favorite watches and look at three Italian brands that bring us pleasure. We also wonder why there aren’t many Italian aviation watches and are immediately cowed by the facts. It’s a good show. Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on…