Votum claws itself out of the history books with new models

September 21, 2016 . by Victor Marks

There are a lot of vintage brands out there that have lain unused. Here’s what happens when they come out of cryogenic sleep. Votum used to make watches in the heyday of Swiss watchmaking, from 1962 up until the 70s. They were fairly short-lived, but did make some nice pieces. This year, two Swiss designers…

DWISS M2 – A Swiss-powered watch with looks

August 13, 2016 . by Victor Marks

The awkward-to-pronounce name aside, what we have here is an interesting watch. What makes it unusual is, well, almost everything. M2 is the third model made by DWISS, and they’ve funded their kickstarter to the tune of $376,668 USD at this time. The hours in the M2 (the name of this new model) are represented through…

Jubileon Superellipse, a Swiss Made watch by way of Singapore

August 4, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Imagine the classic shot of an old world map, with a DC-3 propeller plane and a dashed line trailing behind it showing the journey. If I were making a promotion video of this watch, I would totally use that shot with the line going from Singapore to Switzerland, with a fade to the Jubileon Superellipse watch on the wrist of a gentleman holding a glass of scotch while traveling first-class.

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.

Circling Time With Bonhoff IP-3.0

March 15, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Often when we think of a wristwatch, we come at the concept with some rather preconceived notions of how the watch should function and how it will indicate the time. This is fine, because as a tool, we need to know how to rely on our watches to be used as designed with a minimum of fuss. As with any tool, however, there are ways to massage the standard format to take things in more unique directions. For watches, we see that quite a bit in the digital side, but nowhere near as much in the analog side of things. The latest entry into the genre of “analog time twisters” is from Bonhoff, known simply as the Bonhoff IP-3.0.

Hands on the Hamilton Khaki Field

January 14, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

My first watch-crush was on a Hamilton military issue field watch from the 60s. When I had a few extra bucks recently, I found a reliable substitute in the newer Hamilton Khaki Automatic.

Watch Video Rewind for June 14, 2015

June 14, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back (or just welcome for your first timers) to Watch Video Rewind, or weekly Sunday feature where we point you toward various watch related videos available across the WWW.