If you’re browsing hands-on reviews and considering this watch, I hope you’ll side with me in declaring this Oris 473 as decidedly not following a trend, but Going It’s Own Way, as the Oris creed dictates.
Hands-On – Bulova Hack 38mm Reference 96A259 Special Edition Field Watch (Supports Veteran’s Watchmaking Initiative)
So how does one come to decide which of the many recreations of mil-spec field watches to get? Unless you’re a connoisseur of some specific model or era—which would seem to lead one to vintage anyways—I had found it quite daunting to know where to begin.
Hands-On – Bremont Fury 40mm Pilot’s Watch
The movements in the Fury models I tested ran well within COSC specifications (-4 to +6 sec/day). Bremont tests in-house using its own H1 chronometer protocols, which differ from COSC in that the movements are tested inside the watch they’ll ship in. This is conceivably a better standard, as the actual context of the movement is being tested as well, not to mention there’s no need for regulation after installation into the case as there is with COSC. The crown and setting of the watch felt as good as you would hope for in the price point. This is definitely a quality timepiece.
Curating the Collection – How The Vacheron Constantin Reference 92239/000P-4 Cooled My Passion for Watches
Can falling deeply in love, like never before, with one watch cause us to fall out of love with our other watches?
Hands-On – Christopher Ward C65 38mm Sandhurst Series 2 Military Field Watch
The Skinny 38mm x 11.95mm 20mm lugs width Stainless steel case Water resistance – 150m Black dial with Super-LumiNova Grade X1 Sellita SW200 autowinding movment with COSC chronometer certification and 38-hour power reserve Date of release – October 2022 Price upon release – £1005 on stainless steel bracelet, £905 on leather, and £895 on canvas. … Read more »
Hands-On – Bremont 40mm Supernova Integrated Bracelet Watch with In-House ENG375 Movement
All images by Allen Farmelo. The Skinny 40mm x 11.1mm Stainless Steel with integrated bracelet 100m water resistance Colors: Midnight Blue, Pitch (black), Albus (white) Bremont ENG375 in-house automatic movement with big date and power reserve gauge (in-house Chronometer certification) Date of release – October 2022 Price upon release – $8995 USD First Impressions When… Read more »
Hands-On Oris 38mm Big Crown Wings of Hope Limited Edition in Solid 18k Gold
The Skinny 38mm 18k Solid Gold 50m water resistance Date of release: – July 2022 Price upon release – $19,000 USA Limited Edition of 100 The Cause Wings of Hope is a USA-based NGO that flies basic supplies to people in need in remote regions, with a claimed 65,000 people served annually as of this… Read more »
Iteration Tracker Bremont 40mm Watches with 3-Piece Trip-Tick Case (Supermarine Diver & Airco Pilot) 2017-Present
A unique and indispensable resource, our Iteration Trackers provide chronological information on all iterations of a specific watch model. Model Overview Bremont, just like Rolex, takes a modular approach to its independent industrial-scale watchmaking. By modular, we mean that there is a sparce number of core components that make up all of the models in the… Read more »
Iteration Tracker Modern Zodiac Super Sea Wolf (2015-present)
Originally a Swiss watch company, Zodiac issued the Sea Wolf in 1953, tying Blancpain and beating Rolex with the first commercial release of a dive watch. Zodiac puttered out during the Quartz Crisis, but in 2001 Fossil Watches bought the Zodiac name and prepared for a relaunch. The revived Zodiac released the first modern Sea Wolf in 2015. Fossil owns and operates Swiss Technology Productions (STP), which builds the ETA/Sellita-equivalent movements used in the modern Super Sea Wolf
Iteration Tracker Tudor Pelagos (2012-Present)
A unique and indispensable resource, our Iteration Trackers provide chronological information on all iterations of a specific watch model. Model Overview The Tudor Pelagos is meant for professional SCUBA diving. It takes features from vintage Tudor models, including the square markers and “snowflake” hands, but its construction is modern in titanium and with exceptional water… Read more »