Category: Hands-On Reviews

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

The Skinny 41mm x 14.6mm Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5652 GMT, 70-hour power reserve, COSC certification Steel and Gold 200m water resistance Release year: 2022 $4300 on straps, $5500 with bracelet Imitating Its Way to Uniqueness It can be difficult to intellectually separate Tudor from Rolex. Rolex owns Tudor, their mutual technologies are well known, and the… Read more »

Hands-OnRe-evaluating the Hermès H08

By David Flett with photography by Allen Farmelo The Skinny Caliber H1837 – mechanical self-winding movement, 50-hour power reserve 39mm x 42mm Precision –/+ 9s Water resistance 100m Release year – 2021 $5500 In Search of Something Different Innovation sometimes seems to be a rare commodity in the world of entry level luxury watches. Of… Read more »

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

Swatch 34mm Slim Caricia Verde

The Skinny 34mm Quartz movement Bioceramic case, silicone rubber strap Year of Release – 2022 $130 What Exactly Is Bioceramic? I’ve heard my fellow watch journalists praise Swatch’s Bioceramic as a meaningfully sustainable material and dismiss it as a fancy word for plastic. As we shall see, both claims are partially correct, though neither was… Read more »

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

Omega Speedmaster 57 Green Dial

The Skinny Reference 332.10.41.51.01.001 40.5mm x 13mm Caliber 9906 – manually wound, dual barrels, 60-hours power, dual-register chronograph with date and jumping hour Precision – + 0.4 seconds / day with chronograph running as measured on our timegrapher Release year – 2022 $8900 The Dark Side of The Moon Watch If you, dear reader, glean… Read more »

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

The Skinny 40mm Modified Calibre 11 1/2’’ BE-92AV (Sellita SW200 base) auto-winding with date 300m water resistance Year of release: 2022 Precision: retail models will run within COSC Chronometer specifications (-4/+6 secs/day) Kaimu is a black sand beach in Hawaii $3695 A Family of Classic 40mm Divers I like relatively smaller watches, so I was… Read more »

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

The Skinny 40mm x 47mm x 12.6mm (excluding domed crystal) Sellita SW501 M Bh manual winding mechanical chronograph (no date) Water resistant to 50 meters Precision: +0.5 sec/day (chrono off), +6 sec/day (chrono on), beat error 0.0ms Year of release: 2021 $1511 (buy direct here) Nezumi Goes Mechanical & Remains Classy Friends and family of… Read more »

Hands-OnSeiko Shogun Titanium Dive Watch SPB191 SBCD131

The Skinny 43.5mm x13.3mm 200m Water Resistance 6R35 Autowinding Movement with Date Precision: +8sec/day, 0.0ms beat error (learn to read Timegraphs) Released in 2020 $1399 MSRP (often around $1200 at point of sale) Extending Seiko’s Heritage (Not Regurgitating It) I’m done with Seiko’s reissued dive watches. They’re never just like the original, the large Prospex… Read more »