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Hands-On Review – Vieren Automatic Rectangular Dress Watch

An independent watch brand making a dress watch isn’t entirely rare, but such watches are rarely any good. There is a gaping canyon between big brands making quality pieces and a slew of trashy brands making trashy dress watches, or as some say, “fashion watches.”

Hands-On Review – Zenith Chronomaster Sport (1/10th Second Chronograph)

The resultant CNC’d filigree appeals to my engineer’s eye just as much a haute horology movement does to my artist’s heart. Zenith’s caliber 3600 has that skeletonized-grey look of the Oris Pro-Pilot X and reminds me this is more like a Terminator movie than The Great Gatsby.

Book Review-The Movado History

It may surprise some people to find out that vintage Movado timepieces have an avid collector base. Yes, this is the same brand that is familiar from its department store displays in malls all over America and which purchased MVMT two years ago.

Second Look Review – The Q Timex Reissue

Second Looks are opportunities to revisit watches that have been available for a while – many years, even – and give them fresh consideration after the novelty and marketing hype have passed.

Hands On Review – Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

Christopher Ward seem have had a prolific 2020 despite COVID-19. First there was the C60 Sapphire that brought technical innovation in the form of the 0.3mm sapphire dial. Then came the C65 Super Compressor with its innovative case spring. Now we have the colorful, vintage-inspired C65 Chronograph.

Hands-On Review – Brew Retromatic

In 2015 Jonathan Ferrer designed his first watch inspired by a coffee machine and powered by a Ronda quartz movement. He subsequently launched on Kickstarter and New York’s Brew Watch Co. was born. Since then, Brew have subsequently released the automatic HP-1 (HP for High Pressure, 2017), the mechaquartz Retrograph (2018) and the mechaquartz Mastergraph (2018). Now, Brew are back in 2020 with the Retromatic and out go the mechaquartz movements and in come the automatics, including Brew’s first Swiss movement.

Second Look Review – The Oris Big Crown ProPilot X

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 »

Owner Review – Squale 50 Atmos ‘Originale Opaco’

Have you ever seen a watch online, a watch that you knew nothing about and immediately decided you must have it? This is the story of just such a watch. The Skinny Squale 50 Atmos Originale Opaco 41mm ETA 2824-2 Around $1500 as of Oct 2020 The story begins on a rainy Saturday morning as… Read more »