Hands on Watch Reviews

TWCO Air Controller Chronograph

TWCO Air Controller Chronograph TWCO,  a brand we have covered here in the past, is what I like to call a sleeper brand of sorts. They do not release new models every year, and this TWCO Air Controller Chronograph is their first new model in about 2 years. A follow up of sorts to their original Air Controller model, which has more of a tool/diver style look about it, kinda like a Sinn 857. This ve...

Spectre Phantom

Spectre Phantom II A famous quote is that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, and if we go by that quote, IWC and Gerald Genta would be very flattered. Yes, the Spectre Phantom II definitely takes its design cues from the IWC Ingenieur, a very popular watch in the IWC lineup. Now, as I have discussed in the past, everyone has their own take on homages, so we will not get int...

Brellum Swiss Watchmaking Pandial

Brellum Swiss Watchmaking Pandial We cover a lot of microbrands here at Watchreport and I would say on the average, most are $1000 and under. Today I present to you a watch that is well over $1000 and while many would give it the microbrand label, I think it is safe to say they deserve the Independent Watch Brand Moniker. The Brellum Swiss Watchmaking Pandial comes in at around $2500 and is also a...

Obris Morgan SeaStar

Obris Morgan SeaStar If you are a fan of microbrands, you are most likely familiar with Obris Morgan. The Obris Morgan Seastar, their latest model- a diver watch of course, as that seems to be the bread and butter for the Asian microbrand. Coming in at 40mm, this is one of the smallest watches they have produced in recent years and one that takes cues from other microbrands as it has a vintage des...

Fonderia Navale Stella

Fonderia Navale Stella One thing I have learned over the many years I have been part of the watch media is to try and never judge a book by its cover. Up until recently, I had no interest in a larger watch for my personal collection. I was in that 42-43mm range, more thin than thick and had really boxed myself into a corner as far as what to buy and enjoy. Sometimes you just need to get out of you...

Hanhart Pioneer TwinControl

Hanhart Pioneer TwinControl There are certain brands and certain watch models that I just absolutely love, and ones that I love unapologetically. Hanhart is one of those brands and while this model, the Hanhart Pioneer TwinControl is not my absolute favorite from the storied German manufacture, it is a fantastic watch that I actually had a hard time finding any real negatives. Keep in mind, with t...

Melbourne Avalon

Melbourne Avalon MK2 Melbourne has released the new Avalon, an update to the original model, now dubbed the Melbourne Avalon MK2. While I never reviewed the original, taking a look at photos online I can say this version is much better looking, more refined and overall just a no-nonsense pilot style watch. Coming in at roughly $620 USD, the highlights are a Bead Blasted 42MM case, Sellita SW200 Au...

Tockr D-Day C-47

Tockr D-Day C-47 Today, as I finishing writing this review, it is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the day that changed the direction of WWII. While I did not plan to publish this review today, it is obviously quite fitting to do so. I will not get into a history lesson here, but the Tockr D-Day C47 is a unique watch that commemorates the “That’s All Brother” C47 aircraft with alum...

Zelos Horizon GMT

Zelos Horizon GMT If you follow this website and our Youtube channel, it is very apparent that I have a lot of love for Zelos Watches. The always evolving microbrand just seems to get it right more often than not and with the Zelos Horizon GMT, they definitely got it right. This new model is in a competitive market, especially with the Halios Seaforth being so popular, and while there is no doubt ...

Pablo Profundo Rolex Homage

Pablo Profunfdo Rolex Homage Do you know a statement that is not regularly said in the watch community? “We need another Rolex homage!” There is a good reason for that, as the watch world is flooded with these homages, especially for the submariner style or dive style of watches that Rolex produces. Today I am looking at the Pablo Profundo Rolex Homage. These days, its all about the vi...

Phoibos Great Wall | Hands-On Review

Phoibos Great Wall Break the Walls Dowwwnnn! That is what has been going through my head as I write this review. If you are familiar with Chris Jericho you will get that reference, but on a more serious note, the Phoibos Great Wall is the latest upcoming model from this Chinese microbrand and is another watch that offers a lot for not that much money, just $500 to be exact. That $500 gets you a re...

Hanhart Racemaster GTM

Hanhart Racemaster GTM It is no secret that I have a soft spot for Hanhart Watches. This Hanhart Racemaster GTM is no different. I have long been saying that Hahhart makes not only amazing watches but the value is incredible and this latest model I am reviewing only reaffirms that. This model is more expensive than most Hanhart watches but that does not mean you are not getting any less, if anythi...

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