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

December 7, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have reviewed a great many of the 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 say that…



Minus-8 Diver review: What I like about you.

November 25, 2016 . by Victor Marks

What happens when you take titanium, anti-reflective coating, and a sense of playfulness about the design of a dial and case? If it’s the good alternate timeline we’re in, you get Minus 8’s MINUS-8 DIVER: An Automatic Titanium Dive Watch. First of all, I love titanium. I love watches that are titanium. I once spent…



Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 on the wrist

November 18, 2016 . by Victor Marks

The Christopher Ward Trident 600M is a looker. It’s comfortable on the wrist and wears nicely when out and about. More than that, it’s Swiss, powered by a Swiss ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200 movement.



The Unit 7 Diver is neither Tempest nor teapot

November 10, 2016 . by Jim Manley

The Unit 7 Diver is a new Kickstarter offering from a group of seven watch-industry veterans, including the man behind Tempest Watches. Tempest has already brought a successful Kickstarter diver to market—the well-received $750 Viking—and the Unit 7 appears to bring that successful concept to the mid-$300 price point.



Hamtun Watches philosophy: No more crappy watches.

October 11, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Ross Davis is a man of conviction and forthrightness. These traits extend from his no-bullshit approach to people to watchmaking. Here’s how…



Hands on with the Holland //01

September 12, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Neonos is a team of four industrial designers, who have come together to make a forged carbon watch housing an automatic movement. Called HOLLAND //01, it’s an interesting fusion of modern and heritage.



Introducing the Scuro Dive Watch

August 19, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Titanium. Dive Watch. Kickstarter. With those three descriptors, it would seem that we have all the makings for one crazy popular watch. And, judging by the results of the funding project (which finished at 115% of their goal), the popularity has been proven out. While we did not have access to fully-functional versions of the watches the brand was flogging, we did have some pre-production samples in. While funding has closed, we’re certain that these will be hitting some form of retail sales, so read on to see if you’ll be wanting to pick up a titanium Scuro dive watch.