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.

Dan Henry 1970

Dan Henry 1970 It is not very often that I am genuinely surprised by a watch I get in for review here at Watchreport. Most of the time I have a good idea of what the watch is going to be beforehand, but in the case of the Dan Henry 1970, I had no idea what to expect. Saying I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. Now, let me be clear, so there is no confusion, as some people like to...

SJOO Sandstrom UTC Extreme II

SJOO Sandstrom UTC Extreme II SJOO Sandstrom, a brand you may not be familiar with, and might not be able to correctly pronounce (see how I completely butchered the pronunciation in the video). Pronunciation aside, SJOO Sandstrom has quite the array of models, and though I have only seen one in hand to date, I will say I am excited to see more if the opportunity presents itself. Their models are n...

Cobra De Calibre Crossfire 500m

Cobra de Calibre Crossfire 500m If you are not familiar with Cobra de Calibre, they have been around for about 3 years. They have stayed consistent with design, and in fact all models have been variants of this Crossfire 500m. This latest incarnation gives some new dial choices, this being the Classic, and improved water resistance. We cover a lot of microbrands here on Watchreport, as many of the...

DELTAt UMI

DELTAt UMI There are a lot of microbrands out there, new ones popping up all the time in fact. So it goes without saying, just like most products, sometimes you will see some that look similar. While the DELTAt UMI is not a direct copy of anything, the case design is similar to some others out there on the market, though much more affordable. The brand that immediately pops into my mind is Heroic ...

Eterna Super Kontiki Chronograph

Eterna Super KonTiki Chronograph When it comes to spending $4700 on a wristwatch, this is not a decision most watch enthusiasts take lightly. The fact is, that is a huge chunk of change and in that price range of luxury watches there are countless options. If you are reading this review, I am pretty sure you read other review sites as well (Don’t worry, its okay). I do so from time to time, ...

Spinnaker Tavolara

Spinnaker Tavolara The latest in the vintage inspired lineup from Spinnaker is the Tavolara. From the website, this model was named after the small island off the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy which is a haven for scuba divers due to its incredible array of coral and marine life. I would say that is a good name to give to a dual crown dive style watch, though for the watch itself, I would cla...

Magrette Regattare 11

Magrette Regattare 11 With similar specifications to the Waterman, the Magrette Regattare 11 is not a huge change for the lineup of the New Zealand brand, though it does have a different look, and a different appeal. The Waterman was more vintage inspired with its dial and hands, and especially the protruding sapphire crystal.  The Regattare 11 is an updated version of their 2011 model, coming in ...

Victorinox Swiss Army Inox Diver

Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Diver Debuting at Basel earlier this year, (along with a few other versions of the INOX), was the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Diver. This updates the original version with an added dive bezel, and also a bump in size to 45mm. The price has stayed basically the same, so they did not go crazy with a price hike for a few added features and while overall I like the new INOX D...

Swiss Military GMT

Swiss Military GMT When it comes to inspiration or design, there is no doubt the Swiss Military GMT used Rolex as an example, more specifically the Sub C in my opinion. The case and crown guards are obviously similar, though the dial, hands and markers are completely different. In my view, the Swiss Military is more of an homage than most, as most homages are almost copies with a different name on...

Spinnaker Vessel

Spinnaker Vessel Wood watches have risen in popularity for the fashion watch segment in the past few years. The Spinnaker Vessel is one that combines wood and stainless steel, in a classic chronograph look that definitely lies in the fashion watch segment. Why do I say fashion watch? It is more about style over function in a sense. Mineral crystal and a Japanese quartz movement are the biggest thi...

Marc & Sons Pilot

Marc & Sons Pilot Marc & Sons is another brand that my fellow colleagues have reviewed here on Watchreport, and I of course read/watched the reviews and felt that the watches while homages for the most part, were well made, especially for the price point. Getting the new automatic Pilot in hand has only strengthened my opinion on them. I honestly thought it might be a little cheap feeling ...

Magrette Waterman

Magrette Waterman The Magrette Waterman is the latest release from the New Zealand microbrand, and one many have been looking forward to. Well, if you are a fan of micro brands or Magrette that is. And when I say they have been looking forward to it, not exactly this particular model, but one that measures in at 42mm. Yes, Magrette released two new models so far this year, both 42mm in size, this ...

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