Hands on with Borealis Cascais Diver

February 22, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

There have been several reviews on Borealis watches on this site and all have shown that Borealis has proven themselves by make good quality affordable dive watches. From classic style divers like the Sea Hawk, to vintage inspired divers like the Porto Santo, Borealis offers a nice selection. The newest watch in their lineup is the Borealis Cascais diver…



Minuteman is going full-auto

December 15, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Back when Minuteman Watch Co first hit the scene, I was interested for two main reasons.  One, they were (relatively) local to me, being in downstate Illinois.  The second, and more ambitious part of their mission, was to train and employ veterans in the building of their watches.  If memory serves, they’ve had to dial…



Mr. Jones has the Last Laugh tattooed all over

October 29, 2016 . by Victor Marks

The time has come to shuffle off this coil and follow the Pale Rider skyward. Mr. Jones Watches has never hesitated to deliver us Momento Mori, the reminder that we will die. John Biggs, our leader of fearful symmetry, never fails to remind me that watches are fashion items. With this in mind, Mr. Jones has…



Introducing iKi Watches

October 27, 2016 . by Victor Marks

We see new thin simple watch faces show up all the time. Just two days ago, Patrick said to me, “yet another… Yawn.”Usually, these minimalist watches say they’re in the Bauhaus heritage. That’s a philosophy about the absence of ornamentation, where form and function work together. This watch is not Bauhaus. The Japanese heritage is one…



Hands-on review with MAEN and the phases of the moon

October 25, 2016 . by Victor Marks

I don’t know how to pronounce MAEN. They make a moonphase watch that’s classically proportioned. That means, it’s not a ridiculously large diver watch that dwarves my wrist.



Oblako, and what you learn from crowdfunding

October 19, 2016 . by Victor Marks

There are many watch crowdfunding campaigns, and it’s the rare ones that attempt something other than just placing an order in China that deserve respect. Even when they fail.



MSTR MEISTER: Take these broken wings

October 18, 2016 . by Victor Marks

MSTR is a brand pronounced MEISTER, the result of a fever dream where Hublot, an IWC Ingenieur, and a Royal Oak Offshore had a key party. The goal was to make something luxurious and attainable. Have they reached that goal?