Travelling around with the Ball Pilot GMT

February 6, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past few years, I’ve dipped into the Ball catalog more than a few times, and have sampled quite a variety of their offerings.  With my renewed focus on models with GMT complications, it was only natural I would return to that well.  Surprisingly (for me), the watch I was looking for is part…



Aragon Rages Against the Dying of the Light, with Tritium.

January 31, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Aragon Watch Company has been around since 1991 and offers over 21 watch models from tool watches to dress watches.  Right now, Aragon has a kickstarter running for their latest model, the Parma T-100 diver.  This new model is using Tritium. Tritium is not new to Aragon, they have used it in others such as their Divemaster…



These are the voyages of the Ball Fireman Enterprise

December 14, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Well, ok, this particular watch was not bouncing around galaxies for five years, nor did it hit warp speed.  What it did do, however, it set a mark for the most affordable Ball watch yet, as well as spending a good bit of time on my wrist.  With that, let’s have a look at what…



Hands on the Luminox RECON Point Man

September 9, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Luminox RECON Point Man is a light-weight quartz watch with exceptional lume.



Lighting up the night with the Luminox 1924

August 9, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

In the vast panoply of watch brands, it is inevitable that there are some brands that we simply have never covered, whatever the reason may be. Luminox is one of those brands. For me, I was always aware of them (I still remember seeing the workbench ads in Popular Mechanics), but we just never made contact. Well, that is, until recently. I had run across a particular model (as it turns, a rather old one), and went chasing things down to get some solid contacts with the brand. As it were, that watch was no longer available, but of course, there was plenty of others in the catalog to have a look at. And that, dear reader, is how we arrived at today, with my review of the Luminox 1924.



New for Baselworld – The Deep Blue Daynight Scuba

March 7, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

If there is one thing that I know you and I like, we like dive watches. Sure, we may not get any deeper than the local pool allows, but we seem to be drawn to that promise of adventure and robustness, the very tool-like nature, of the dive watch. There are certainly no shortage of options, and a good many of them are well done and quite affordable. If you are looking for an indie brand with some amazing in-the-dark visibility, Deep Blue is probably one of your first stops. We have been covering them a lot lately, but that is because they have had a spate of new releases. In fact, in conjunction with the upcoming Baselworld exhibition, they just announced the Deep Blue Daynight Scuba.



Scaling Heights with the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon

January 8, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure of sampling a variety of different watches from Ball, with quite a few different styles in play. For all of that variety, I had yet to go hands-on with anything from their Engineer line (Engineer II, yes, but not Engineer). Well, we saw fit to rectify that particular oversight, and got to spend some time with the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon.