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.

Favre Lueba Raider Deep Blue

Favre Leuba Raider Deep Blue The name Favre Leuba has been around since 1737. It is the second oldest watch brand, in name, ever. I can go on an on about their history, but that can be easily googled. The brand has changed hands a few times since going defunct in the 1970’s, but was purchased by Titan Co. Ltd in 2011. It took a few years to bring the company back from the ashes, but late las...

Gruppo Gamma MKIV Vanguard

Gruppo Gamma MKIV Vanguard Many here know I have long been a supporter of Gruppo Gamma. They continue to improve their watches and the Gruppo Gamma Vanguard MKIV is no different. With this latest release, there a couple of firsts for the brand. One is the 42mm case size, their smallest to date; an exhibition case back is another and a super sandwich dial. The quality, as usual, is there, especiall...

Victorinox Swiss Army Titanium INOX : Watch Review

Victorinox Swiss Army Titanium INOX The Victorinox Swiss Army Titanium INOX is one of the latest versions of the INOX, and quite possibly my favorite so far. I know they have also recently released a forged/molded carbon fiber version, and though I have not seen that one in person, I think I can still safely say my favoritism lies with the titanium. I have quite a few reasons for that, which I wil...

Dreyfuss and Co. 1924

Dreyfuss and Co. 1924 It still amazes me when I come across a brand I have not heard of. That would be the case with the Dreyfuss and Co. 1924 Series. I had to do some research, unlike some brands that I review, as I knew absolutely nothing about this brand. That of course makes reviewing it a little difficult. Yes, I have the watch in hand, so I can obviously see if it is quality or not, but wher...

Luminox Dress Field 1832

Luminox Dress Field 1832 I have a soft spot for Luminox. It was the first “real” watch I purchased when I was about 16 years old. I got it from a now defunct store by the name of Service Merchandise, a popular store in the USA for some time. They sold many brands from Seiko to Tag Heuer, and of course Luminox. At the time, around 1996, Luminox was still making mostly resin cased watche...

Magrette MPP Diver Steel

Magrette MPP Diver Steel Magrette has released their updated version of the MPP Diver, (Moana Pacific Pro), which has a slightly new look and an upgraded Swiss movement. A few years back I reviewed the first version and overall I was quite satisfied with it. I think I can say the same for this new version, though I think the makeover could have been a little more extreme. The Magrette MPP Diver St...

Ginault Ocean Rover

Ginault Ocean Rover If controversy creates cash, then the Ginault Ocean Rover must be selling like hotcakes, as the controversy was one of the main reasons I wanted to review this watch. If you have not watched the 17 minute video above, I suggest you do before reading my comments here, as I discuss most of the controversy surrounding the Ginault Ocean Rover and some of the brands responses to que...

Vilhelm Elemental

Vilhelm Elemental The Vilhelm Elemental is not the type of watch I would choose to wear or buy. That is about as honest as I can get. Then why am I reviewing it you ask? Well, I review many watches that I would not normally wear, I mean it only makes sense that I don’t love every watch I review. It would be complete B.S. if I said that. We all have different tastes and styles, and of course ...

Borealis Bull Shark

Borealis Bull Shark So, we have another homage here. This time it is a touch different. The Borealis Bull Shark homages a watch that is not currently produced. That would be the Original Rolex Sub from 1953. (I incorrectly misspoke in the video and said Tudor).  Microbrands have their place in the watch world, and it is great when one of these brands produce something original and for a more affor...

Pantor Sealion

Pantor Sealion I have to say, when I first saw the Pantor Sealion go up for preorder, I was a little befuddled. Not because I thought the watch was unattractive or overpriced, but because I felt the design has been done many times before. Let’s face it, this case design or very similar has been used by iconic brands such as Eterna, Aquadive and many microbrands the past few years. It is that...

Minus 8 Diver

Minus 8 Diver In the world of dive watches, sometimes they can all start to look the same. Sub style, cushion case and even cases like the Oris TT1 and Aquis are the more traditional. Minus 8 is a brand that likes to deviate a little from the norm, and with that comes the Minus 8 Diver, the first dive watch from the California based company. Being forthcoming, I do prefer the traditional, but that...

MJ Leather Swiss Ammo Strap

MJ Leather Swiss Ammo Strap I love leather straps, though they are something we have not reviewed much here on Watchreport. Even more than just regular leather straps, I love custom made, or higher end straps, as they are normally thicker, handmade and last a lot longer than most mass produced leather straps. MJ Leather is out of Sweden and handcrafts all of his straps in his workshop. The nice th...

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