MSTR MEISTER: Take these broken wings

October 18, 2016 . by Victor Marks

MSTR is a brand pronounced MEISTER, the result of a fever dream where Hublot, an IWC Ingenieur, and a Royal Oak Offshore had a key party. The goal was to make something luxurious and attainable. Have they reached that goal?

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…

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…

Review: The Tissot Le Locle Automatique Regulateur, your first fine watch.

September 13, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Tissot’s story is one of innovation and refinement. Tissot is that little watch house founded in 1853, when a father who fitted gold cases, and his son, a watchmaker, founded the manufacture to make pocketwatches. Since that time, Tissot has made a number of firsts and grown up to be a part of the biggest…

Hands on the Padron Selby

September 7, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

The Padron Watch Company offers a lugless, surgical-steel automatic that looks like a DeLorean parked on your wrist.

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.

The CJR Airspeed Regulator

June 30, 2016 . by Victor Marks

The CJR Airspeed Regulator watch launched on Kickstarter a short while ago, and so far, has raised over 93,000 US dollars. It’s powered by a Miyota 9015 movement. It’s got a really nice leather strap, sewn with cotton thread. I could tell you all these things, but none of that would tell you how cool a watch this is.