Category: Brands

Second Look The Seiko SKX007 200m Dive Watch

There’s wisdom in the old adages that tell us to be wary of first impressions, to not judge books by their covers, and to give things time, because only time will tell. Second Looks are opportunities to revisit watches that have been available for a while – many years, even – and give them fresh… Read more »

Podcast Conversations E10 – The Oris Calibre 400 Movement (with VJ Geronimo)

The Calibre 400 is not the first of Oris’ in-house modern movements, but it is their first work-horse automatic winding movement of the modern era. Designed from the ground-up according to Oris’ value-focused ethos, this movement is highly efficient, packs a 5-day power reserve, is robustly anti-magnetic, and happens to look a bit like the… Read more »

Monogamous Wrist Tie Me Up With Leather, Fall 2020

Seiko SRP143

Our poor wrists bear the literal weight of our horological obsessions, and yet we never hear from them. It’s time to let our wrists speak! ALLEN’S WRIST’S FALL STAPLE Seiko SPB143 62MAS 200m Prospex Diver 40.5m Auto-winding 6-series movement with date $1200 If there’s one thing that makes me happy, it’s Allen pulling out his… Read more »

Insight Omega Speedmaster: The Price of Emotion

“When I first looked back at Earth from the Moon, I Cried.” – Alan Shepard The Skinny Omega Speedmaster Professional (Hesalite / Bracelet) Ref. 311.30.42.30.01.005 Movement, Calibre 1861 manual wind Case Size 42 x 48 x14.3mm Stainless Steel Caseback MSRP: $5,350 Omega Speedmaster Professional (Sapphire / Bracelet) Ref. 311.30.42.30.01.006 Case Size 42x48x13.7mm Movement, Calibre 1863… Read more »

Watches, Environmentalism, and The Ungalmorous SCUBA Dives of Mission Lake George

Mission Lake George was sponsored by Oris. This essay was read aloud on Episode 43 of Beyond The Dial. SCUBA diving in freshwater is not terribly glamorous, especially when compared to saltwater diving. Freshwater is often murky, and “poor vis” can render recreational diving pointless. The water is also usually cold, with even the smallest… Read more »

Announcing the Oris x Beyond The Dial Essay Contest Winners!

Wow, our readers can write! We received 34 entries from all around the world, ranging in style from poems to dream journals to short stories and much more. Every single piece was from the heart, and in that regard they were all winners. Voting took place between Oris and Beyond The Dial’s staff, and we… Read more »

Hands-On Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire

The Skinny – Diameter: 40mm – Thickness: 14mm – Movement: Sellita SW200 – Water Resistance: 600m – Price: $910 The C60 has been a core watch in the British manufacturers range since it was introduced in 2015 as the Trident Pro. Since then it has established itself as value-oriented, well-specified, Swiss-made diver. The C60 Sapphire… Read more »

Insight Vortic Watch Co. Retains Rights to “Upcycle” Antique Hamilton Pocket Watches in US Federal Court

If you’re unaware of the court case in which Hamilton, a Swatch Group company, sued Colorado-based watch company Vortic for both trademark infringement and counterfeiting (the latter a felony), it’s likely because I was one among (I believe) two writers in the watch space to report on the case. My first article appeared in the… Read more »

Hands-On Bremont DH-88

It’s a cold and damp fall morning in Mildenhall, a small town in Suffolk, England. Despite the early hour and unpleasant weather, a large crowd has gathered at the town’s aerodrome. The place is nothing more than a wide field, a few short runways and ramshackle buildings. Just the day before, the King and Queen… Read more »