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Boldr Venture Field Medic Hands-On Review

Boldr Venture Field Medic Boldr makes quite the variety of watches, and even makes many different variants of the Venture. This Boldr Venture Field Medic is one of their Meca-Quartz options, and as such, has a pretty low price tag. The one you see in this review is the camo dial (you can see it right?), and starts at $299. Other dial colors are available though, so if camo is not your deal, make s...

Hanhart Pioneer Preventor9 Hands-On Review

Hanhart Pioneer Preventor9 I definitely would not call the Hanhart Pioneer Preventor9 the black sheep of the Hanhart lineup, but it surely does not get the same love as say the Pioneer One, the Monocontrol, the 417ES etc. Why is that? I am not sure. Maybe because of marketing, maybe because it lacks the rotating bezle and iconic red marker, but I am here to change that. Well, not really, as this i...

William Wood Valiant Hands-On Review

William Wood Valiant The William Wood Valiant is the third model from the London-based (designed but not manufactured) brand. The Valiant collection is available in numerous different color combos, the one shown here is the Rose Gold, but below you will see pics of the other stainless steel offerings. Bronze cases are also available, but I chose the Rose because it was a little bit different and s...

VERO Crown Point Hands-On Review

Vero Crown Point New on the scene is the Vero Crown Point, part of the Open Water series, from the Portland-based microbrand. There are two models in the series currently, the Crown Point shown here and the North Coast, which has a grey dial and bezel combination. I chose to review the dark blue dial with DLC bezel and crown because I love the contrast, especially with the bright white hands and i...

Ergon Adventum Hands-On Review

Ergon Adventum Have you purchased a Genta-inspired microbrand yet? They have been all the rage the past year and a half, for some reason or another, and here is another one, the Ergon Adventum. I think I have reviewed at least five different Genta designs myself here at Watchreport, but that does not even scratch the surface. There are many others, some on preorder right now, some I didn’t w...

Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST II Review

Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST II The Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Deepquest II is an update to a popular dive watch from the famed Swiss Brand. The original Deepquest was a great-looking watch but had a little too much of the DNA from the regular Hydrocarbon series. This second version updates this deep diver to not only stand out a little more but also includes some great updates such as the H...

Vilhelm Prism Hands-On Review

Vilhelm Prism The Vilhelm Prism is a unique watch, one that takes inspiration from a few watches, most prominently would be the Bvlgari Octo. So, it is an homage, but not a direct homage, and Vilhelm has made it distinctly their own in my opinion. It is funky with its octagon shape, heavy verticle brushing, and U shape bracelet, not to mention quite a striking dial. Vilhelm, for those who are not ...

Rotary Regent Hands-On Review

Rotary Regent The trend continues. What trend? Gerald Genta-inspired pieces. This time it is the Rotary Regent. If you are not familiar with Rotary, they are a British brand that has been around for 125 years and these days, most of their watches are manufactured and assembled in Asia. I have reviewed a few Rotary watches in recent years, such as the Henley GMT and the Super7 Scuba. Both of those ...

Richard Le Grand OceanFarer-Hands on Review

Richard Le Grand OceanFarer Today I take a look at the Richard Le Grand OceanFarer, but a few years ago, I did a review of another RLG watch, the Odyssea. I was not overly fond of that piece, mostly because of bracelet issues, but overall I felt the watch was cheaply made, even for its price. Now, in fairness, the company was still in its early stages, and like all companies, they seemed to have s...

Boldr Odyssey Freediver Hands-On Review

Boldr Odyssey Freediver The Boldr Odyssey Freediver is one of the latest offerings from the constantly evolving microbrand and comes in much smaller than its predecessor with a new 40mm case size. The original Odyssey is 45mm, and I have covered quite a few of them here in recent years. The Freediver isn’t just a smaller case though, it has been updated with quite a few other design elements...

Tutima M2 Pioneer Chronograph Hands-On Review

Tutima M2 Pioneer Chronograph There is no doubt that the Tutima M2 Pioneer Chronograph is an attractive watch, as most German-designed watches are. But here at Watchreport, I do not review watches the same way everyone else does. Most sites try to be wordsmiths and tend to highlight the watch in a positive way. I just don’t do that. Instead, I do, what you probably do. I look at the watch ov...

Vaer D7 Atlantic Hands-On Watch Review

Vaer D7 Atlantic Like most of us these days, you are probably on Instagram and Facebook often, and as a watch enthusiast and blogger/YouTuber/watch journalist, I am on these platforms a lot. That is how I first came across Vaer and the Vaer D7 Atlantic and their dive series in general. They seem to have spent quite a lot on sponsored ads through these platforms and multiple ads as well. If you hav...

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