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.

Vancouver Watch Blood and Thunder Watch Review

Vancouver Blood and Thunder These days, people are looking for value more than ever, and the Vancouver Watch Blood and Thunder has that in spades. Between ongoing inflation and of course the pandemic, we are seeing prices rising for all products, including microbrand watches. The Blood and Thunder is almost a nod to the past, where we could get a quality watch with a quality movement for under $40...

RZE Fortitude Watch Review

RZE Fortitude This first sentence may sound like I am a fanboy or on the payroll, but RZE is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands to review. The RZE Fortitude is their latest model, going up for preorder on December 13th. The young brand is only 4 models in, well, this will be their fourth model, yet they are really showing what they can do, and not only are they putting out models which can...

Boldr Odyssey Lumicast Watch Review

Boldr Odyssey Lumicast The Boldr Odyssey may be the most popular model from the Singaporean brand and this latest model, the Boldr Odyssey Lumicast definitely has the brightest lume. Available only in bronze at this time, the Lumicast name comes from the massive cast markers that are essentially all lume compound, allowing for even more light to be absorbed than standard or sandwich dials. A few n...

D1Milano Subacqueo Watch Review

D1Milano Subacqueo Taking a very specific design and running with it is certainly risky, but that is exactly what D1Milano has done. This is the new D1Milano Subacqueo. I know, that’s right on the nose Italian, and for those curious how to pronounce it, you can check out the video review above, but you should also know that translated to English, it means underwater, which is pretty appropri...

Raven Airfield Watch Review

Raven Airfield The Raven Airfield proves that you do not need to just be an homage of a famous brand to make a good watch, and Raven watches proves time and time again to be innovative in the microbrand space, offering watches of all sizes and styles. This Airfield is a combination pilot and field watch as the name suggests and comes in 3 dial colors, all with either day/date or no date options, a...

Spinnaker Boettger Watch Review

Spinnaker Boettger At this point, I am sure most of you are aware of the Spinnaker Brand. This latest piece, the Spinnaker Boettger is another watch that ups the value of the brand overall, especially from how they started. I have reviewed many models from this Hong Kong-based brand and have discussed their parent company and sister brands, and while they do try to market themselves as a microbran...

Marloe Solent Cardinal Watch Review

Marloe Solent Cardinal The watch industry is full of dive watches, which makes sense as the public has shown with their money that a dive watch is what most want. But not everyone wants a dive watch, and while we have pilot watches, field watches, and more, there is another subset of watch styles, which I refer to as the casual sport watch. That brings me to my review today of the Marloe Solent Ca...

Maranez Samui Diver Watch Review

Maranez Samui Diver If you have seen the video above, you may be wondering why it is attached to this Maranez Samui Diver review, and with this intro, I will give you a little backstory. See, I never planned on reviewing this watch. That may sound odd for a guy who reviews watches professionally, but this was a personal purchase. Now I have reviewed many watches I have bought over the years, but t...

LIV GX-Diver’s Automatic Watch Review

LIV GX-Diver’s Automatic LIV Watches started out about 6 years ago wanting to create an affordable automatic chronograph, and they did just that, and their first Kickstarter Campaign hit over 1 million dollars. They have done quite a few Kickstarter’s over the years but you can also buy the majority of their watches from their website, including this LIV GX-Diver’s Automatic. Thi...

Rvlvr SD-1 Red Pool Review

Rvlvr SD-1 Red Pool Have you ever wished you can be as cool as Deadpool? Well, now you can with the Rvlvr SD-1 Red Pool Dive watch! Okay, not really. Actually, buying the watch will not make you cool at all, unless you are already cool, but let’s face it, you’re not as cool as Deadpool. That’s just impossible. But, if you are looking for a budget-ish microbrand watch, that has a ...

Ball Skindiver Heritage Watch Review

Ball Skindiver Heritage If you are looking for a Skindiver, you have a lot to choose from when it comes to Ball Watch Company. This one here, the Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver Heritage (its full name), which I will refer to throughout the review as the Ball Skiniver Heritage, is one of many available on the Ball website. At first glance, it is kind of overload if you search Skindiver and you w...

Ocean Crawler Palomino Island Champion Diver

Ocean Crawler Palomino Island The very first watch released from Ocean Crawler was the Champion Diver, and now there is a very slightly updated version, the Ocean Crawler Palomino Island Champion Diver. That is quite a mouthful, I think most will refer to them as the new Champion Diver, but what you need to know is that the only differences are new dials and 3 colors of said new dial. The one show...

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