Hands on Watch Reviews

Sea King SK-1

Sea King SK-1 I’ve always said that it must be hard to start a new watch brand, not just on the financial side but also because of design. So many people say they want something different, then they see the price tag and claim that is outrageous. So then we come to the homage side of thing, and we all know how many out there are vocal about not liking homages. I have my own limits on homages...

Obris Morgan Nautilus

Obris Morgan Nautilus “Man, Obris Morgan watches all look the same!” “I wish Obris Morgan would do something different! ” To the people that posted comments like these or similar, Obris Morgan did something different. Immediately when I saw their latest model, the Nautilus, being posted on social media a few months ago, I said, well, they went against the grain for sure. Fo...

Spinnaker Bradner Dual Crown

Spinnaker Bradner Dual Crown Spinnaker Bradner Dual Crown Specifications: 42mm Stainless Steel Case 50mm Lug To Lug 14mm Thick 22mm Lug Width Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement 150 Meters Water Resistant Leather Strap Price $285.00  https://www.spinnaker-watches.com/pages/spinnaker-vintage-bradner-collection-sp-5057 I have reviewed a lot of Spinnaker Watches over the years here on Watchreport, but I ca...

Crepas Loggerhead

Crepas Loggerhead If you are not familiar with Crepas Watches, you have probably not been following microbrands for that long. Crepas hit the scene a few years ago and between Crepas and their sister brand Tactico, they have surely made a name for themselves. Some of their more popular releases have been the El Buzo, the Tektite and the Cayman 3000. That brings me to the one I have in hand today, ...

MTM Special OPS Hypertec-Hands on Review

MTM Special OPS Hypertec When I think of MTM Special OPS watches, this Hypertec watch is not what really comes to mind. It is not chunky, it is not overly “tactical”, it doesn’t have any special lighting system and is not touted as being a military watch or a professional diving watch.  I am still not sure what genre to list this Hypertec in other than a sports watch, and I think...

Tockr Panda Air Defender Limited Edition

Tockr Panda  Air Defender Limited Edition Preorder and save $700! If you do not follow Watchreport on Instagram (You should, btw), or you have not seen the Youtube video yet (You are subscribed, right??), this Tockr Panda Limited Edition may be brand new to you In the video above, we give a good look at this Panda Dial Air Defender in which only 50 pieces will be produced. For those not familiar, ...

Armand Nicolet JS9

Armand Nicolet JS9 Every once in a while, I get a watch in for review that really stands out in terms of build quality and finishes. This time, that watch is the Armand Nicolet JS9. While it is not without a few quirks, the quality of this watch matches up with the price tag, which happens to be around $1700 USD. There is no doubt that in that price range there is some heavy competition, but the J...

Undive Dark Sea Black Storm

Undive Dark Sea Black Storm What do you get when you mix a Seiko 6105 and a Panerai Submersible? The Undive Dark Sea Black Storm. (Also available with a steel bezel, dubbed the Cool Steel.) The straight truth is that there are many in the microbrand world that do straight up copies and others who take inspiration from a few different iconic watch models and come up with something such as this. It ...

Ocean Crawler Ocean Navigator

Ocean Crawler Ocean Navigator The Ocean Crawler Ocean Navigator is the third model to come out from the New York-based brand. I say, the third model because while they have many variations of their very popular Champion Diver line, this Ocean Navigator is the 3-hand version of their original chronograph model. This one offers a lot-Titanium case, sapphire crystal and bezel and an STP1-11 automatic...

Casio G-Shock GMWB5000D-1

Casio G-Shock GMWB5000D-1 I grew up in the 80s. I was 3 when the original G-Shock came out in 1983, so I wasn’t wearing the first one, but my father got me one when I was around 8. I loved it. Through high school I bought many. In my early 20’s I got into them even more and had about 10 in my collection. I also wore them in professional kitchens as these things are tough as nails! When I saw the C...

Tudor Black Bay Steel

Tudor Black Bay Steel Ah, Tudor. The sister brand to Rolex. Or is it brother? Cousin? They are in the family for sure. All joking aside, when you think of Rolex, many things may come to mind. Luxury, Wall Street, Celebrities, Expensive, Heritage, Prestige- I can go on, but I think you get the point. When one thinks of Tudor, some of those same things may come to mind. Tudor definitely has the heri...

Trintec Copilot GMT And Chronograph

Trintec Copilot GMT And Chronograph Tool watches. I guess that is what you would call the Trintec Copilot Series, or at least, what most call this style of watch these days. I try and stay away from that phrase as I think it is overused for any watch that is sporty and rugged looking; you know, the tool diver as so many like to say. I consider a tool watch to be any watch that does more than just ...

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