Hands on with Bronze TC-9 Navy

May 3, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Just yesterday, Patrick wrote up the new TC-9 Navy which is available on Kickstarter. Pictures from the company are all well and good but nothing beats holding the actual product in your hands, and better yet, wearing it on your wrist. Fortunately for you, our connections to a lot of these new startups run deep, and we were able to…



A slimmed-down homage in the bronze TC-9 Navy Watch

May 2, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

To this day (not that it was THAT long ago) I remember the very first mechanical watch I bought.  I had become entranced with the vintage looks and sandwich dials of the Panerai – or, more precisely, the various homages that were floating around available on the internet (and still are).  When I finally pulled…



Hands on with TC-9 Bronze Diver

February 28, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

One day while browsing the web to find bronze watches, I ran across a brand that I had never heard of, but with one attention-grabbing watch – the TC-9 Bronze Diver.  Before we get to the watch, a quick history lesson on what TC-9 signifies.  The Tropical Cyclone (TC) rating system is for measuring how…



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.