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.

Zelos Swordfish

Zelos Swordfish If you are a frequent reader here at Watchreport, you know that I am a big fan of Zelos Watches. Every new release, including this Zelos Swordfish, always impresses me. Now, these watches are obviously not Haute Horlogerie or some luxury watch, but for the price paid, these watches really give the competition a run for the money. At $649, this Swordfish dive watch comes equipped wi...

Victorinox INOX Mechanical

Victorinox INOX Mechanical Since the debut of the original Victorinox, INOX, watch enthusiasts have been clamoring for an automatic version. This year, at Baselworld, Victorinox introduced the Victorinox INOX Mechanical, and it was just released this fall. The new automatic retains much of the same look of the original but now with an ETA 2824 instead of a quartz movement and a few added touches s...

Spinnaker Tesei

Spinnaker Tesei The Spinnaker Tesei is the latest from the Hong Kong Headquartered brand and it has some great improvements over past Spinnaker Watches. All versions are CuSn8 Bronze and have sapphire crystals, matte ceramic bezels and an SW200 movement from Sellita. Because of time constraints, this will not be a full article, but please watch the 12-minute video above and you can see my hi-res p...

Nite Watches Icon Automatic

Nite Watches Icon Automatic There are a few notable watch brands who use tritium tubes, the big names being Luminox and Ball Watches. For those who are fans of microbrands, Deep Blue is the first one that comes to mind. Some reading this might not be familiar with the brand I am reviewing here today, the Nite Watches Icon Automatic. Nite Watches headquarters are in England, though the watch manufa...

Phoibos Eagle Ray

Phoibos Eagle Ray The Phoibos Eagle Ray is the latest model from the young Chinese company, and as I state in the video review, a good step in the right direction. If you were to look at the Phoibos website, you will see most of their watches have been somewhat homages (some more than others), and the Eagle Ray is a departure from that. This model has a lot more of its own identity and is still a ...

Marc & Sons Diver Sport

Marc & Sons Diver Sport We have reviewed many Marc & Sons watches over the years and they have always proved to be a decent value and good quality for the price, especially the ones with ETA movements. The Marc & Sons Diver Sport is built as well as the others we have reviewed and while it definitely is a familiar style, there are a few differences that allow it to not be a straight co...

Lum-tec Combat Field X1

Lum-tec Combat Field X1 I have long been a fan of Lum-tec watches and I have shared that here many times. Their latest model, the Combat Field X1 might rank at the top if not be the definitive Lum-tec for me to date. The X1 at first glance might look like  other Combat models from Lum-tec, but is actually a modernized version of a field or trench watch. I love when a brand can think outside the bo...

Scurfa Bell Diver

Scurfa Bell Diver Some of you reading this may already be familiar with the Scurfa Bell Diver and it might seem like this review is a bit late. Yes, Paul from Scurfa came out with this watch over a year ago, and I have just recently got one in hand. For whatever reason, I never reviewed this watch when it originally debuted, and to be honest, I am glad that I didn’t, because now it comes wit...

Votum Blue Ocean

Votum Blue Ocean Sometimes I just never know what to expect when a watch for review arrives. You may be thinking, well, you know generally what watch the company is sending you and what it looks like, right? In most cases, yes, though sometimes I do not. In this instance, I was familiar with Votum as I reviewed a previous model a few years ago, but I can say the Votum Blue Ocean exceeded my expect...

Carpenter Brooklyn Field

Carpenter Brooklyn Field Classic. Traditional. Vintage. These words are what comes to mind when I look at the Carpenter Brooklyn Field. It is a field watch that looks like something maybe my grandfather would have worn. At 40mm, it is probably a little larger than a true vintage piece, but 40mm is the new “it” size these days with a lot of brands. The trend seems to be smaller and more...

Sea King SK-1

Sea King SK-1 I’ve always said that it must be hard to start a new watch brand, not just on the financial side but also because of design. So many people say they want something different, then they see the price tag and claim that is outrageous. So then we come to the homage side of thing, and we all know how many out there are vocal about not liking homages. I have my own limits on homages...

Obris Morgan Nautilus

Obris Morgan Nautilus “Man, Obris Morgan watches all look the same!” “I wish Obris Morgan would do something different! ” To the people that posted comments like these or similar, Obris Morgan did something different. Immediately when I saw their latest model, the Nautilus, being posted on social media a few months ago, I said, well, they went against the grain for sure. Fo...

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