Category: Hands-On Reviews

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 – Zenith Defy Classic Carbon

The original Zenith Defy was a robust sports watch released in the horologically significant year of 1969. Released three years before the Royal Oak, the original Defy line consisted of octagonal and tonneau shaped cases with colorful dials and integrated bracelets.

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.

Hands-On Review – Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400

The Skinny 43.5mm x 13mm 300m water resistance In-house Calibre 400 automatic mechanical with date $3300 US on rubber strap, $3600 US on steel bracelet It’s totally new…on the inside. Oris’ CEO VJ Geronimo recently came on a recent episode of the podcast to talk about a new in-house movement, the Calibre 400. Designed from… Read more »

Hands-On Review – Accutron Legacy Watches

The Skinny “R.R.-O” (The Railroader)Diameter 34 mmThickness 12.5 mmMovement 26 jewel Swiss movementWater resistance 30MPrice $1,290 “261” (The Blue Cushion)Diameter 38.5 mmThickness 12.5 mmMovement 26 jewel Swiss movement Water resistance 30M Price $1,390“21343-9W” (The White Barrel)Diameter 38 mmThickness 11.6 mmMovement 26 jewel Swiss movementWater resistance 30MPrice $1,490 Vintage Style with Swiss Mechanical Movements I recently… Read more »

Hands-On Review – Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Revival Liberty Limited Edition

The Skinny Diameter: 37 mmThickness: 12.6 mmMovement: El PrimeroWater Resistance: 50 MLimited to: 150 pieces for North AmericaPrice: $8,700 The Story of El Primero The first automatic chronograph story is familiar to many watch enthusiasts. Zenith had the first prototype in January 1969 and named it “El Primero” (in case there was any doubt who… Read more »

Hands On Review – Accutron DNA

The Skinny Diameter: 45.1 mm Thickness: 15.6 mm Movement: Accutron Proprietary Electrostatic Movement Water resistance: 50M Price: $3,300 Why Accutron? Bulova was a popular New York based American brand with Swiss production that had purchased the first known radio and television ads. In 1960 they launched a new electric watch that they branded “Accutron.” The… Read more »

Hands-On Review – 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 »