Category: Hands-On Reviews

Hands-On Tudor Black Bay Bronze

reviewed here is my favorite of them all. It’s so murky. The slate gray is so flipping good and it’s a color that will not be found on a modern Rolex. Dare to be born!

Hands-On WMT Royal Marine Subdiver MKII Limited

WMT appears to have a great pulse on the most desirable homages. WMT watches pay tribute to some of the most expensive and rare vintage watches, primarily Rolexes. WMT seems to have mastered the balance of desirability, respecting the original, and making the watches slightly their own. That’s unusual. 

Hands-On Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Hebdomadaire

The Skinny Dimensions: 42.3 x 32.1 x 11.7mm Material: 18ct Rose Gold Water Resistance: 30m Movement: Cal. PF110, Date, Power Reserve Strap: Hermès Leather, 18ct Rose Gold Clasp Price: $34,800 First Impressions The Kalpa Hebdomadaire immediately felt upmarket. There’s no doubt. Once I got past the gold, I couldn’t wait to get the dial under… Read more »

Hands-On Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph

The Skinny Some Context Longines makes around 1.2-million watches a year, and the Heritage Collection from which this chrono derives makes up only a small percentage of that annual output. And yet, for the past ten years or so Longines has been re-issuing (and sometimes modernizing) watches from their vast basement archive where thousands of… Read more »

Hands-On Breitling Navitimer B01

The Skinny It’s iconic. It’s complicated. It’s the Breitling Navitimer. Without a doubt, the Navitimer is Breitling’s flagship model. When you think of Breitling, an image of the circular slide rule bezel surrounding three subdials is the first thing likely to pop into your head. My dad and I always talk about space and aviation…. Read more »

Hands-On Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

The Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial is the dark-dialed variant of the 2019 Heritage Classic release which had a silver and white dial copied from a 1934 model. The original Heritage Classic was very well-received at the time by press and consumers alike and was proof that re-issues could be made relevant today rather than being simple pastiches of historic models. This latest version of the Heritage Classic makes minimal changes to that very successful recipe.

Hands-On Breitling Superocean Automatic 42

Breitling might not be the first brand that you would consider when shopping for a sports watch with aquatic competence. Retailing at a price point that is similar to the Tudor Black Bay ($3,800 bracelet) and the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ($4,400 bracelet), the Breitling Superocean Automatic 42 has some serious competition. The often overlooked, the Superocean Automatic is worthy to be included in the conversation. Here’s why:

Hands-On G-Shock NASA DW5600NASA20 & DW5600NASA21

The Casio G-Shock DW5600 is a simple an inexpensive watch that has become a quintessential non-essential accessory for tech-minded folks with a frugal streak, such as yours truly. In its purist form, the G-Shock DW5600 is tough as nails, its utilitarian function leaving a drab aesthetic that some consider a true classic. Others may say… Read more »

Hands-On 38mm Bronze Oris Divers 65 “Cotton Candy” Pink

The Skinny 38mm bronze with bronze bracelet Oris 733 (base Selitta SW 200-1) with date $2750 US The Two Big Questions Is the new Oris Divers 65 Cotton Candy 38mm in bronze going to stain your wrist, and is it a watch for men or women? As an owner, I can attest that Oris’ bronze… Read more »