Hands on with the Zoretto Indy Bronze Diver Automatic

January 28, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Melt down some copper, throw in a little tin, add a dash of some other metals such as zinc, nickel, manganese, etc, and you get bronze. What a cool-looking alloy. Using this alloy, Zoretto has made the Indy Bronze Automatic. 



The Stevral Megalodon (in bronze) is now up for pre-order

December 7, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have reviewed a great many of the Stevral (formerly Benarus) watches, and have a first-gen Sea Snake in my personal collection.  In fact, since I started working with the brand, I think John has only managed to go hands-on with an earlier Megalodon, so great has my affinity been for the brand.  I can’t…



moVas is serving things up RAW

October 31, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Yes, you read that right.  No, they are not getting into the sushi business.  Instead, RAW is an acronym for their new lineup, which stands for Refined Articulated Watches.  Interestingly enough, for the first watch introduced in the line, it carries the name of R.A.W. 2.  Why this watch, now?  Well, moVas had been getting…



Introducing a new Estonian watch, the Wõitleja

August 24, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

With watches, we are often curious about those that come from countries that are not particularly known for their watchmaking, or perhaps as a way of diversifying a collection to represent all those different countries. Estonia is a small Baltic country that really is not known for watches. We did review one a while ago, and now we have another one to add to the list of those you could be on the look for – the Wõitleja, by Estonia1918.



Introducing the Steinhart OCEAN 1 Bronze

July 15, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

If you are in the market for a bronze watch these days, you are certainly spoiled for choice. The material has shown up across numerous brands, often with an eye towards what the eventual patina is going to make the watch look like. Now, I am not saying that the Steinhart OCEAN 1 Bronze won’t develop a patina (as it likely will). It’s just that, at first glance, it really seems to playing up a higher-end look, with the bronze (and the bezel insert) giving things more of the look of a gold watch.



Crushing Expectations with the Timemachinist Naval Destroyer

July 12, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

If I tell you we have a new dive watch in for review, you get a certain mental picture forming in your head. Or, say we got something in that lays claim to amazing durability, and another sort of picture is set in your mind. This is based both on watches you have (or do) own, as well as what sort of watches you have been exposed to in reviews and the like. Well, get yourself ready, because todays watch will crush, decimate, and otherwise destroy many of those pre-conceived ideas of what a durable diver can be. Get ready to meet the Timemachinist Naval Destoyer.



Going round with the Pheidippides Watches Porthole

May 13, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Just when you think you have seen just about all there is to see with Kickstarter watches, you have surprises like the Pheidippides Watches Porthole come along and rock your preconceived notions.  These days, you really have to do a lot to differentiate yourself (and your brand), as cost simply is not enough.  To that…