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.

Crafter BLue Mechanic Ocean

Crafter BLue Mechanic Ocean Crafter Blue started out making custom rubber straps for a few popular Seiko and Tudor watches and have not crossed over into producing watches as well. Their fitted rubber straps are great no doubt and can really change the look and comfort of your watch. Let’s face it, most Seiko rubber straps leave a lot to be desired. Entering the extremely crowded (some would...

Elliot Brown Holton

Elliot Brown Holton Indestructible. Tough. Reliable. These are some of the words I have seen used to describe the Elliot Brown Holton.  The Holton is a watch that had significant input from a branch of the British Military and is the first British Military issued watch in over ten years, claims Elliot Brown. Now, I say claims, as I do not really have any way to dispute that, at least not without s...

Jubileon Superellipse Chronograph Watcha Edition

Jubileon Superellipse Watcha Edition Jubileon Singapore is about to launch their latest watch, the Jubileon Superellipse Chronograph. There will be a preorder and possibly a Kickstarter but today I will be concentrating on the Watcha Edition. If you are not familiar with Watcha, it is a popular Facebook Group and website and they have collaborated with Jubileon to do a special edition of this upco...

EMG Nemo

EMG Nemo Many microbrands are run by one guy, but the EMG Nemo is the brainchild of 3 watch enthusiasts from around the world. Ed, Derek, and Eric brought EMG to life just about 2 years ago and the Nemo Diver is their third model. Coming in at 40mm, the Nemo is a vintage styled diver running a Miyota 9015 automatic movement, a domed sapphire crystal, and beads of rice bracelet. If yellow is not yo...

Zahnd And Kormann ZK Diver 2

Zahnd And Kormann ZK Diver 2 The Zahnd And Kormann ZK Diver 2 launched on Kickstarter this morning and offers a very affordable way to get a COSC certified dive watch that is available in many different colors, different metals (steel or titanium), and also as a GMT. I only had a short time with the Diver 2 as I had to get it passed on to another person and I was heading out on vacation shortly af...

Ayers Metropolitan

Ayers Metropolitan Many people when discussing microbrands talk about how there is no originality sometimes, with the countless Rolex homages, Panerai homages and many more that are available out there and continue to pop up daily. The Ayers Metropolitan, while not being completely uninspired by other brands is a nice breath of fresh air if you will, as they decided to something very different com...

Gruppo Gamma Vanguard Aged Steel

Gruppo Gamma Vanguard Aged Steel If this is your first time here at Watchreport, you may not know that we have been reviewing Gruppo Gamma Watches for a long time. This latest model, the Vanguard Aged Steel is a throwback of sorts to the original Vanguard with some very nice upgrades. Gruppo has been in business since 2013 and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Now equipped with an E...

Nodus Avalon

Nodus Avalon The Nodus Avalon is the fourth watch to be produced from the Los Angeles based brand and while they openly admit that production is outsourced; assembly and QC is done in-house. I have been looking forward to this model for almost two years now, as this was meant to be the second watch in the Nodus stable, but a few setbacks kept that from happening.  The young owners, Wes and Cullen,...

Raven Venture

Raven Venture Before I get into the nuts and bolts of the Raven Venture, let me just say that Raven Watches have a special place in my heart, or better yet a special meaning in the watch world for me. For those that are not aware, the current Raven Watches is run by Steve Laughlin, who was also partners in Benarus Watches for a long time as well.  My first microbrand purchase was a Benarus, way ba...

Seiko Samurai Save The Ocean

Seiko Samurai Save The Ocean When I reached out to a friend to check out a Samurai, I was intrigued when he said he was sending the Seiko Samurai Save The Ocean. For those not familiar, Seiko has been releasing a few models with the Save The Ocean badge, and from talking to a few friends and the social media posts I made once this watch arrived, this is a VERY popular model of the Samurai.  *Spoil...

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...

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