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.
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.
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.
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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
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 »
Contributor and photographer Gareth Munden ponders his experience of virtual representations of vintage-inspired recreations, those recreations in person, and then asks how they stack up against vintage watches. Images by Gareth Munden. Tudor Ranger on loan from Stuart Young. Encountering The Virtual Tudor Ranger Via Social Media On Friday July the 8th 2022, I was… Read more »
The Skinny 44mm Solid red gold case with 50 meters water resistance In-house caliber P.9010 autowinding with 72 hours of power, date, sub-seconds, and jumping hour hand Year of release: 2020 $22,900 Panerai On Par With The Holy Trinity It’s been liberating to shed my expectation that Panerai should – in accordance with rather dubious… Read more »
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 »
This guide is a one-stop reference for Vacheron Constantin’s serially-produced triple-calendar wristwatch movements of the 20th century. As such, this guide should help the collector of vintage Vacheron Constantin dress watches which were, to use the era’s lingo, intended for gentlemen. Triple Calendar With and Without Moonphase A classic complication, the triple calendar – also… Read more »