Hands on Watch Reviews

Momentum Fieldwalker

Momentum Fieldwalker   I am not sure if many watch enthusiasts have been asking for a Damsko homage, but that is what the Momentum Fieldwalker is, at least to me. While I don’t know if that was the intention of Momentum or not, I would find it hard to believe they did not notice a resemblance. The Fieldwalker is not an exact copy of a Damasko, there are a good amount of differences of c...

Lum-tec Abyss 400m

Lum-tec Abyss 400m   You ever not like a watch only to find yourself really digging it later on? Well, that is what happened to me with the Lum-tec Abyss 400m. It took a few years, as it was just not on my radar anymore, and it started with the 600m version. I go into detail about this in the video, so I will not drag on about it here, but it is something that rarely happens. Let me be clear,...

E.C. Andersson North Sea II

E.C. Andersson North Sea II     The E.C. Andersson North Sea II is of course the second version of this model, the first was funded through Kickstarter.  It is a watch that can be used for all occasions, out on the sea, in the board room, the dining room and with your t-shirt and jeans for a casual day in the town. As the website states-“The Scandinavian way of design is clean, sop...

Trigalux T-Diver

Trigalux T-Diver     There are many watch enthusiasts out there who love watches but can just not afford to drop $500, $600 and more on a watch. That is where these “budget” microbrands come in to play. The Trigalux T-Diver is one that would fall under that banner, and for around $300-it offers a lot of value. Now, I know, budget and affordable is very subjective, but from wh...

Votum Watches Heritage | Hands on Review

Votum Watches Heritage     Another hibernating brand has been brought back to life, this time Votum. I have had the Votum Watches Heritage model in hand for a few weeks and I must say there is a lot I like about it, and a few things I do not. But first, who were Votum Watches and who brought them back out of deep sleep? Well, two Swiss Designers, François Zahnd – Owner and CEO of w...

Zelos Helmsman 2 | Hands on Watch Review

Zelos Helmsman 2     Zelos Watches is a brand that is pretty popular these days in the microbrand online watch world, but it was just a few years ago that they introduced their first watch, the Zelos Helmsman. I reviewed that very first watch here on Watchreport, and it was one of my first reviews here as well. (You can search on the site to find that original review, though I worn you t...

Gorilla Watches Fastback

Gorilla Watches Fastback     Octavio Garcia, the man behind the Gorilla Watches Fastback, is the former Creative Director at Audemars Piguet. Yep, Audemars Piguet, one of the most well known luxury watch brands in the world. Instead of going to another high profile competitor, Octavio decided to start his own brand, Gorilla Watches, and his first model is obviously race car and fashion d...

Hanhart Pioneer MK I

Hanhart Pioneer MK I   Last year Hanhart introduced the Hanhart Pioneer MK I,  a tribute or homage to their first watch, the Calibre 40, introduced in 1938. I might be a little behind in reviewing this model but when I got the chance, I jumped on it, as I have always loved the design of Hanhart watches and wanted to see if they looked as good in person as they do in photos. Spoiler: They cert...

Kronaby Apex Connected Watch

Kronaby Apex Connected Watch   I am a traditional watch guy. It is just the way I am wired. I have no real love for digital watches, and the regular smart watch just makes me cringe. I guess you can say I am a purist, at least when it comes to watches. I think of a watch as part of me, it is not just a tool to tell time or a piece of jewelry, it is an extension of my personality. Now, donR...

Formex DS2100 Diver

Formex DS2100 Diver Back in January I reviewed the Formex AS1100 Chronograph. Now, 6 months later, I take a look at the Formex DS2100 Diver. Both models share the same mid case, but for the most part that is where the similarities end. This model is a 3 hand with date, with a unidirectional dive bezel and a Sellita SW200 automatic movement. It of course has the patented suspension system Formex is...

Nezumi Studios Baleine Diver

Nezumi Studios Baleine Diver Smaller, sleeker, retro. These are three words that would describe the trend going on in the world of watches. While over-sized watches are still a thing, they are not as prevalent as they were years ago. More and more companies from microbrands to the big boys are producing watches in the 40mm to 42mm range and the Nezumi Studios Baleine Diver is no different. For me,...

Ginault Ocean Rover Blue Gold

Ginault Ocean Rover Blue Gold Here is a video and many photos of the Ginault Ocean Rover Blue Gold, one of the newest variations from the Ginault Brand. I did a full review on and video on the first Ocean Rover released and also a follow up video with a slightly different variation. The point of this third video and follow up is more about how I am trying to understand the company, their intention...

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