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.

Boldr Odyssey Bronze

BOLDR Odyssey Bronze When BOLDR Watches first debuted about a year or so ago, I did not care for the name. I am sure most of you reading this have felt that way about many watch companies over the years. We all have our little reasons that keep us away from purchasing a watch at times, and for whatever reason I just did not care of the name. It reminded me of a water faucet commercial. Then I star...

Phoibos Reef Master

Phoibos Reef Master If you are someone that is always looking for the most value or the most bang for your buck when it comes to watches, Phoibos is probably a brand you should be looking at. The model I have in for review here is the Phoibos Reef Diver, which ranges from $229-$239, depending on the case finish. As you will see in the specs below, you get a lot of features for that price tag. I ha...

helm khuraburi

Helm Khuraburi I have always said, value is very subjective. Some may think a $3,000 watch is a value because of what it offers for that price point. The Helm Khuraburi is much less than $3,000, 10 times less actually, at a price of $300. The term “Bang for your buck”, can be used to describe the Khuraburi, which would be an accurate description. I am one man, and this is one man’...

Elliot Brown Bloxworth 2.0

Elliot Brown Bloxworth 2.0 A few years ago, Michael Wolfe, a former reviewer here at Watchreport, did a pretty comprehensive review on the Elliot Brown Bloxworth. You can find that review here: https://www.watchreport.com/elliot-brown-bloxworth-watch-review/.  The version I am reviewing today, which sells for $750 US direct, as Alex from Elliot Brown puts it, is an evolution and not a revolution o...

Unity Black Pearl Diver

Unity Black Pearl Diver Unity Watches, who hail from Barcelona, Spain, have launched their third model, the Unity Black Pearl Diver. They chose to launch on Kickstarter this time, for some extra exposure. Some may not be familiar with the Spanish brand, but they have been making their own watches in house since 2010. When I say they have been making their watches in house, they are not only design...

Zelos Mako Diver

Zelos Mako Diver Zelos only makes big watches! Why doesn’t Zelos put out a 40mm watch? These are some of the questions I would see on my Zelos reviews, or on Facebook groups and forums. Well, to those out there wanting a smaller Zelos, your praying and wishing is over. The Zelos Mako Diver is your answer and it comes in at 40mm with a lug to lug of 46mm. It is also available to order and wil...

Oris Divers Sixty-Five

Oris Divers Sixty-Five I’ve been a fan of Oris Watches for a long time. I’ve owned quite a few over the years as well. The Oris Big Crown Timer, the TT1 Diver and my personal favorite, the Aquis. Within the past few years, Oris has been bringing back some of their vintage designs from the 60’s (as many brands have been doing lately). One of them is the Oris Divers Sixty-Five line. This one that I ...

Nethuns Scuba 500 Meteorite

Nethuns Scuba 500 Meteorite What do you get when you take an iconic case design from one brand and pair it with the most recognized dial design in the world? The Nethuns Scuba 500 Meteorite. The Seiko 62MAS was a popular vintage diver that has recently been re-released by Seiko and a few microbrands have been pumping out homages within the past year or so as well. The Nethuns version is similar to...

Gruppo Gamma Peacemaker

Gruppo Gamma Peacemaker It is no secret that I am quite fond of Gruppo Gamma watches. I would say I have liked pretty much every model they have come out with and their newest model, the Gruppo Gamma Peacemaker, has that classic cushion shape that I am a pushover for. It also has a sandwich dial with Arabic numerals, another detail I greatly admire. The Peacemaker uses a mechanical movement,  some...

Stowa TO2 Flieger

Stowa TO2 Flieger Simple. Clean. Refined. That is the Stowa TO2 Flieger in a nutshell. Oh, did I forget beautiful? Yes, it is downright beautiful as well. For those that did not watch the video yet or maybe are unfamiliar with Stowa, let me just say, do not let the adjective simple mislead you. This is not one of those Alibaba “minimalist” Chinese $5 watches that new “brands” pop up with all the t...

Pontvs Nessi

Pontvs Nessi I can’t imagine it is easy to start a watch company. Sure, these days, we have the internet and it may be easier than ever to hook up with a factory and get a product produced, if you have the money. If you don’t have the money, you have crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter. Sure, you will still have to put in some initial money on your part for renderings, prototype...

AVI-8 Flyboy Bronze

Avi-8 Flyboy Bronze If you are familiar with AVI-8 watches then you are probably familiar with the Flyboy line as it is definitely one of the most popular in their lineup. We have reviewed a few of them here at Watchreport and this time I will be taking a look at the bronze version. Most of the time when someone says bronze watches, you probably think of dive watch, but here we have a bronze pilot...

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