Interview with a watchmaker: Ziv Nissimov of PureDial watches

September 30, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Ziv Nissimov is a 17 year-old starting his first crowdfunded watch, but it’s not his first experience making watches. The PureDial Square Legacy is a square case in a 42mm size, 12.4m high, with a sapphire double-convex crystal, powered by a Miyota 2135 quartz. The square case makes me think of my grandfather’s Bulova, and…

Introducing the Valachio Avantiam

September 15, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Valachio is launching their first automatic watch, the Avantiam, with the tag line, ‘classic meets modern.’ So let’s talk a little about what’s classic here. What do you get if you back the Valachio Avantiam on Kickstarter? For starters, it’s an automatic with a double-domed sapphire crystal. We’re already off to a good start. Suppose…

Raven stretches their wings with the Trekker 40

August 17, 2016 . by Victor Marks

At WWR, we’re no stranger to Raven watches. We covered the Raven Vintage, and Raven Vintage 42. Both of those models were strong homages to very early gilt dial Submariners from a well-known company whose name begins with ‘R’. Here, the new Trekker 40 is a move away from faithful homage watches. How so? Well…

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…

Hands on the Thomas Earnshaw Beagle

March 16, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Thomas Earnshaw Beagle automatic

Archimede Releases A Patriotic Collection

July 26, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Well, it’s patriotic if your national colors happen to be red, white, and/or blue. For those residents of other nations, you can simply view these as some great color additions to the existing lineup of their excellent Pilot 42 range.

Steinhart Introduces Its Racetimer Model

July 18, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Last month, Steinhart released it’s newest model, with the main inspiration coming from automotive racing (and some famous race-related watches of eras gone by).