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.

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...

Fonderia Navale Stella

Fonderia Navale Stella One thing I have learned over the many years I have been part of the watch media is to try and never judge a book by its cover. Up until recently, I had no interest in a larger watch for my personal collection. I was in that 42-43mm range, more thin than thick and had really boxed myself into a corner as far as what to buy and enjoy. Sometimes you just need to get out of you...

Hanhart Pioneer TwinControl

Hanhart Pioneer TwinControl There are certain brands and certain watch models that I just absolutely love, and ones that I love unapologetically. Hanhart is one of those brands and while this model, the Hanhart Pioneer TwinControl is not my absolute favorite from the storied German manufacture, it is a fantastic watch that I actually had a hard time finding any real negatives. Keep in mind, with t...

Melbourne Avalon

Melbourne Avalon MK2 Melbourne has released the new Avalon, an update to the original model, now dubbed the Melbourne Avalon MK2. While I never reviewed the original, taking a look at photos online I can say this version is much better looking, more refined and overall just a no-nonsense pilot style watch. Coming in at roughly $620 USD, the highlights are a Bead Blasted 42MM case, Sellita SW200 Au...

Tockr D-Day C-47

Tockr D-Day C-47 Today, as I finishing writing this review, it is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the day that changed the direction of WWII. While I did not plan to publish this review today, it is obviously quite fitting to do so. I will not get into a history lesson here, but the Tockr D-Day C47 is a unique watch that commemorates the “That’s All Brother” C47 aircraft with alum...

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