Hands-On Watch Reviews


As a rule, Beyond The Dial only reviews watches and other items that we’ve handled directly. With our Hands-On Reviews, we aim to go beyond brand marketing and uninformed speculation.

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Tudor Black Bay GMT S&G – A Tribute to the Rolex Rootbeer GMT Master of the 1960s

Hands-OnTudor Black Bay GMT S&G – A Tribute to the Rolex Rootbeer GMT Master of the 1960s

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Re-evaluating the Hermès H08

Hands-OnRe-evaluating the Hermès H08

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>The Swatch 34mm Slim Caricia Verde – Bioceramic Explained

Hands-OnThe Swatch 34mm Slim Caricia Verde – Bioceramic Explained

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>The 2022 Omega Speedmaster 57 Reference 332.10.41.51.01.001 – An Elegant and Sophisticated Chronograph

Hands-OnThe 2022 Omega Speedmaster 57 Reference 332.10.41.51.01.001 – An Elegant and Sophisticated Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Bremont S300 Supermarine Kaimu 40m Dive Watch – Serious Diver Durability & Timeless Aviation Vibes

Hands-OnBremont S300 Supermarine Kaimu 40m Dive Watch – Serious Diver Durability & Timeless Aviation Vibes

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Nezumi Voiture Ref. VM1S.201 Manual Mechanical Chronograph

Hands-OnNezumi Voiture Ref. VM1S.201 Manual Mechanical Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Automatic Dive Watch with a High-Precision In-House Movement

Hands-OnZodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Automatic Dive Watch with a High-Precision In-House Movement

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Isofrane & Tropic Rubber Watch Straps – The Italian Non-Silicon Vulcanized Compound Perfect for Dive Watches

Hands-OnIsofrane & Tropic Rubber Watch Straps – The Italian Non-Silicon Vulcanized Compound Perfect for Dive Watches

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Blok 33 Vegan Children’s Watch – Helps Kids Learn To Tell Time and Love Watches

Hands-OnBlok 33 Vegan Children’s Watch – Helps Kids Learn To Tell Time and Love Watches

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Seiko Shogun Titanium Dive Watch SPB191 SBCD131

Hands-OnSeiko Shogun Titanium Dive Watch SPB191 SBCD131

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin Automatic – The Allure of Core Collections In the Age of Proliferation

Hands-OnZodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin Automatic – The Allure of Core Collections In the Age of Proliferation

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Ianos Mihanikos Dive Watch

Hands-OnIanos Mihanikos Dive Watch

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Yema Navygraph Marine Nationale Automatic

Hands-OnYema Navygraph Marine Nationale Automatic

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Haven Watch Co. Chilluminati 37.5mm Hand-Wound Chronograph

Hands-OnHaven Watch Co. Chilluminati 37.5mm Hand-Wound Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400

Hands-OnOris ProPilot X Calibre 400

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Praesidus 38mm Mechanical Type A11 – A Very Vibey WWII-Era Field Watch Tribute

Hands-OnPraesidus 38mm Mechanical Type A11 – A Very Vibey WWII-Era Field Watch Tribute

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Yema Kavinsky… C’est Très Choutte

Hands-OnYema Kavinsky… C’est Très Choutte

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>UNIMATIC x HODINKEE Modello Uno U1-HGMT – Progenitor of the Thinner UNIMATIC “Swiss Case”

Hands-OnUNIMATIC x HODINKEE Modello Uno U1-HGMT – Progenitor of the Thinner UNIMATIC “Swiss Case”

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Seiko Speedtimer SSC819P1 – A Disappointing Chronograph

Hands-OnSeiko Speedtimer SSC819P1 – A Disappointing Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Zenith Defy Revival A3642, Predecessor to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Hands-OnZenith Defy Revival A3642, Predecessor to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>Patek Philippe World Time 5231J and The Law of Attraction

Owner ReviewPatek Philippe World Time 5231J and The Law of Attraction

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Mega-Review

Hands-OnTudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Mega-Review

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Oris Divers Sixty-Five Glow

Hands-OnOris Divers Sixty-Five Glow

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Grand Seiko SBGX347 & SBGX349

Hands-OnGrand Seiko SBGX347 & SBGX349

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Moser Streamliner Perpetual Calendar

Hands-OnMoser Streamliner Perpetual Calendar

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>Roue Watches TPS

Owner ReviewRoue Watches TPS

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked 37mm Frosted Gold

Owner ReviewAudemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked 37mm Frosted Gold

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Yay, it’s the 80s! – Nuclear War, AIDS, Porn, and The Casio Vintage x Pac-Man Watch

Hands-OnYay, it’s the 80s! – Nuclear War, AIDS, Porn, and The Casio Vintage x Pac-Man Watch

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Tudor Black Bay Bronze

Hands-OnTudor Black Bay Bronze

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>WMT Royal Marine Subdiver MKII Limited

Hands-OnWMT Royal Marine Subdiver MKII Limited

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Hebdomadaire

Hands-OnParmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Hebdomadaire

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph

Hands-OnLongines Heritage Classic Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Breitling Navitimer B01

Hands-OnBreitling Navitimer B01

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>Christopher Ward C65 Divetimer

Owner ReviewChristopher Ward C65 Divetimer

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

Hands-OnLongines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Breitling Superocean Automatic 42

Hands-OnBreitling Superocean Automatic 42

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>G-Shock NASA DW5600NASA20 & DW5600NASA21

Hands-OnG-Shock NASA DW5600NASA20 & DW5600NASA21

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>38mm Bronze Oris Divers 65 “Cotton Candy” Pink

Hands-On38mm Bronze Oris Divers 65 “Cotton Candy” Pink

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>C Ward C63 Sealander Automatic

Hands-OnC Ward C63 Sealander Automatic

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>G-Shock “Casioak” GMAS2100-7A & Post-Gender

Hands-OnG-Shock “Casioak” GMAS2100-7A & Post-Gender

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Overlooking The Glory of Large Watches, a Case Study Featuring the Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Limited Edition in Mad Red

Hands-OnOverlooking The Glory of Large Watches, a Case Study Featuring the Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Limited Edition in Mad Red

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Second Look</span>The Tudor Black Bay GMT

Second LookThe Tudor Black Bay GMT

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>The Hemel Airfoil Chronograph

Hands-OnThe Hemel Airfoil Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph 6430-06

Hands-OnTutima M2 Coastline Chronograph 6430-06

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Our Watches</span>– Swapping a 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603 for a 1976 Seiko 6139-6002 Pogue

Our Watches– Swapping a 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603 for a 1976 Seiko 6139-6002 Pogue

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Seiko SZSJ005 & SZSJ006 Chronographs

Hands-OnSeiko SZSJ005 & SZSJ006 Chronographs

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Our Watches</span>Swapping an Omega Speedmaster Professional for a Cartier Tank Basculante

Our WatchesSwapping an Omega Speedmaster Professional for a Cartier Tank Basculante

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Aquastar Deepstar Diver Chronograph

Hands-OnAquastar Deepstar Diver Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>anOrdain Model 1 Green Fumé

Owner ReviewanOrdain Model 1 Green Fumé

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Grand Seiko SBGK007

Hands-OnGrand Seiko SBGK007

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Oris Aquis Whaleshark Limited Edition

Hands-OnOris Aquis Whaleshark Limited Edition

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Oris Carl Brashear Cal 401 Limited Edition Diver 65 in Bronze

Hands-OnOris Carl Brashear Cal 401 Limited Edition Diver 65 in Bronze

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Vieren Automatic Rectangular Dress Watch

Hands-OnVieren Automatic Rectangular Dress Watch

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Zenith Chronomaster Sport (1/10th Second Chronograph)

Hands-OnZenith Chronomaster Sport (1/10th Second Chronograph)

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>A Pair of Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converters

Hands-OnA Pair of Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converters

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Omega Speedmaster US1171 and US1035 Flat Link Bracelets from Uncle Seiko

Hands-OnOmega Speedmaster US1171 and US1035 Flat Link Bracelets from Uncle Seiko

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition Dive Watch

Hands-OnChristopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition Dive Watch

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Uncle Seiko SKX Z199 and Super Oyster Bracelets

Hands-OnUncle Seiko SKX Z199 and Super Oyster Bracelets

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Uncle Seiko Vintage Straps

Hands-OnUncle Seiko Vintage Straps

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Second Look</span>The Q Timex Reissue

Second LookThe Q Timex Reissue

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

Hands-OnChristopher Ward C65 Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Brew Retromatic

Hands-OnBrew Retromatic

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Second Look</span>The Oris Big Crown ProPilot X

Second LookThe Oris Big Crown ProPilot X

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>Squale 50 Atmos ‘Originale Opaco’

Owner ReviewSquale 50 Atmos ‘Originale Opaco’

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400

Hands-OnOris Aquis Date Calibre 400

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>Seiko Lord Matic Special 5216-8020

Owner ReviewSeiko Lord Matic Special 5216-8020

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Second Look</span>The Seiko SKX007 200m Dive Watch

Second LookThe Seiko SKX007 200m Dive Watch

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire

Hands-OnChristopher Ward C60 Sapphire

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Bremont DH-88

Hands-OnBremont DH-88

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>A Hardcore Rolex Fan Buys A Grand Seiko SBGH273

Owner ReviewA Hardcore Rolex Fan Buys A Grand Seiko SBGH273

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Our Watches</span>A Day on the Lake with the Seiko SPB087

Our WatchesA Day on the Lake with the Seiko SPB087

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds

Hands-OnMoser Streamliner Centre Seconds

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Seiko SPB143 / SBDC101 62MAS Prospex 200m Diver

Hands-OnSeiko SPB143 / SBDC101 62MAS Prospex 200m Diver

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Oris Hangang Limited Edition Aquis

Hands-OnOris Hangang Limited Edition Aquis

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Tutima Patria 6601-02 Dual Time

Hands-OnTutima Patria 6601-02 Dual Time

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Everest Bands – Summer Swap-out

Hands-OnEverest Bands – Summer Swap-out

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT

Hands-OnParmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Hublot’s $5200 Smart Watch

Hands-OnHublot’s $5200 Smart Watch

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition Aquis in Steel

Hands-OnOris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition Aquis in Steel

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Alpina Seastrong Gyre Made From Upcycled Ocean Plastics

Hands-OnAlpina Seastrong Gyre Made From Upcycled Ocean Plastics

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds Concept in Arctic Blue

Hands-OnMoser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds Concept in Arctic Blue

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Bremont 40mm Supermarine S300 White

Hands-OnBremont 40mm Supermarine S300 White

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>– The Tockr Air-Defender Hulk Is Totally Punk Rock

Owner Review– The Tockr Air-Defender Hulk Is Totally Punk Rock

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>– 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603

Owner Review– 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Our Watches</span>The Worst Watch I Ever Owned

Our WatchesThe Worst Watch I Ever Owned

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review</span>Ianos Avyssos

Owner ReviewIanos Avyssos

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On</span>Momotaro x Oris Divers 65 Special Edition

Hands-OnMomotaro x Oris Divers 65 Special Edition