Don Evans

I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.

Raven Solitude

Raven Solitude If you have always been a fan of Raven, but maybe they were just a little too expensive for you, the Raven Solitude should be a little more within your grasp. Yes, this is a budget model from Raven, but when I say that, it makes the watch sound cheap. I don’t believe this to be a sub-par watch compared to other models, but yes, a few things were done to get the price down lowe...

Ocean Crawler Dream Diver

Ocean Crawler Dream Diver If you are a fan of dive watches, Ocean Crawler is a brand you want to check out. Their latest model, the Dream Diver, is a bold offering, with a 44mm case, large indices and hands, 600 Meters WR and a helium release valve. Internally, you are looking at a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement. Ocean Crawler releases quite a few models each year and shows no sign of slowing ...

Boldr Expedition 2019

Boldr Expedition 2019 Boldr Supply Company is quickly becoming one of the most popular microbrand watches companies out there, and for good reason. Their latest model, the all-new and redesigned Boldr Expedition is a fresh take on their field watch and integrates some elements from their Odyssey lineup yet retains much of the original Expeditions’ DNA. The brand has also kept the price affor...

Bern Milford Diver

Bern Milford Diver The Bern Milford Diver and the journey to their Kickstarter Campaign have not been an easy one. One of their first prototypes, (shown in this review) did not have a rotating bezel. It also was not QC’d very well either, as you can see in many of my photos that there is a lot of dust under the crystal. Yes, that is the watch that was sent to me for review, but knowing this ...

Bangalore Mach 1

Bangalore Mach 1 Often, many of the brands I present might be new to you, but sometimes they are new to me as well. Take this Bangalore Mach 1, and the Bangalore Watch Company, a brand I had never heard of before I received an email from them. The Mach 1 is not their first model, but one the brand is really proud of and one they want to get the word out about. Starting at $680, the Mach 1 is a cla...

Titoni Cosmo Automatic

Titoni Cosmo Automatic Have you always wanted a Rolex Datejust, but just do not have that much coin? Do you like sunray dials or just a somewhat flashy but not overdone dress watch? All those things describe the Titoni Cosmo Automatic and with a price of around $1000 USD, it is not a bad pickup. Titoni is a brand that has been around for 100 years, (starting out as Felco) and claims to be one of t...

Breitling Avenger II Seawolf

About 10 years ago, the Breitling Avenger II Seawolf was what I referred to as my grail. These days, I do not have a grail, as that term is just overused in my opinion, but at the time, it was just that. Through the years though, my tastes changed a lot, (or at least I thought they did) and this watch was nothing but a distant memory. Flash forward to a few months ago, and I decided it was time fo...

Venturo Field Watch

Venturo Field Watch (By Gruppo Gamma) 6 years. That is about how long Gruppo Gamma has been in business and has now lead them to create a sister brand, Venturo Watches. I have reviewed countless watches from the brand over the years, almost every model I believe. Being a reviewer and editor of this site I have also spent a lot of time talking to the other of Gruppo Gamma watches, and while we live...

TWCO Air Controller Chronograph

TWCO Air Controller Chronograph TWCO,  a brand we have covered here in the past, is what I like to call a sleeper brand of sorts. They do not release new models every year, and this TWCO Air Controller Chronograph is their first new model in about 2 years. A follow up of sorts to their original Air Controller model, which has more of a tool/diver style look about it, kinda like a Sinn 857. This ve...

Spectre Phantom

Spectre Phantom II A famous quote is that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, and if we go by that quote, IWC and Gerald Genta would be very flattered. Yes, the Spectre Phantom II definitely takes its design cues from the IWC Ingenieur, a very popular watch in the IWC lineup. Now, as I have discussed in the past, everyone has their own take on homages, so we will not get int...

Brellum Swiss Watchmaking Pandial

Brellum Swiss Watchmaking Pandial We cover a lot of microbrands here at Watchreport and I would say on the average, most are $1000 and under. Today I present to you a watch that is well over $1000 and while many would give it the microbrand label, I think it is safe to say they deserve the Independent Watch Brand Moniker. The Brellum Swiss Watchmaking Pandial comes in at around $2500 and is also a...

Obris Morgan SeaStar

Obris Morgan SeaStar If you are a fan of microbrands, you are most likely familiar with Obris Morgan. The Obris Morgan Seastar, their latest model- a diver watch of course, as that seems to be the bread and butter for the Asian microbrand. Coming in at 40mm, this is one of the smallest watches they have produced in recent years and one that takes cues from other microbrands as it has a vintage des...

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