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…

The Deep Blue DayNight Rescue gets the Swiss treatment

May 18, 2016 . by John Biggs

When we last left Deep Blue we were introduced to a Citizen-powered automatic diver with enough tritium to light up a small city. The company has just announced an update to their piece, a Swiss SELLITA powered diver that is $100 more than the non-Swiss version. I personally like the style and build quality of…

Hands on the Torgoen T32 Automatic

May 3, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Torgoen is the watch your friends can’t pronounce but will want to wear. This modern day version of an aviator watch has a Swiss, hackable, automatic movement and all the modern touches of an easy-to-read, handsome watch. Today, we’re having a look at the Torgoen T32.

Claude Bernard Aquarider Chronograph Review

October 11, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Today, we’ll be taking a look at a watch that literally showed up out of the blue (well, for me it did – John sent it over with some other things). The watch came from a company I hadn’t heard of – Claude Bernard – that’s actually been around since the early 1970s, creating…

And Now, A Retrograde Quartz

September 27, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Today’s post was originally intended to be a hands on review of a watch from the newer brand Antonius Graf Strachwitz (for brevity, referred to as AGS throughout). However, due to an unfortunate issue with customs, it looks like that hands-on review isn’t to be. That said, I think the piece has some interesting…

JS Watch Celebrates A Reykjavik Milestone

August 14, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  How does one celebrate an airport having been in existence for 70 years? By releasing a pilot watch, of course! Here in the States, having a watch to honor, say, O’Hare or JFK International might seem a bit odd. For Iceland, though, the Reykjavik airport has played an important role in the country. Given…