Hands on the Oris Diver Sixty-Five 42

May 16, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

The Diver Sixty-Five 42 is bigger, solidly-simple in its design and function while offering dial colors for almost any desk diver attire.



Diving back in time with the Halios Seaforth

April 18, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

I do not remember when I first came across Canadian brand Halios, but I do remember being struck by their Tropik line of watches.  They’ve had a few different iterations, but the one that has stuck with me was the white-dialed version.  They’re just-announced watches – the Halios Seaforth – seem like they might be…



Celebrating 60 years of the Breitling Superocean

April 13, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

As Victor noted in a recent discussion he and I were having (talking about Baselworld releases), this really seems to be the year of the anniversary.  Quite a few brands are celebrating milestones for various watches, and Breitling is another one to join that particular party.  For me, I have a bit of a love/hate…



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…



Introducing the Obris Morgan Aegis II

March 9, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Much as with another small brand I wrote about recently, we had a bit of a drought when it came to coverage regarding Obris Morgan.  When news came out about their latest release – the Obris Morgan Aegis II – I knew it was something we would definitely be covering.



Hands on with Gruppo Gamma Vanguard Automatic

March 7, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Starting out in 2013 Singapore based Gruppo Gamma has made some pretty cool vintage inspired watches. Gruppo Gamma currently has three models: The Chronnaut, the Vanguard, and the Divemaster (which I reviewed here).  Today, we’re looking at the Gruppo Gamma Vanguard, which takes inspiration from the Rolex 6152 that was made for Panerai.



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…

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