Hands on Watch Reviews

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...

Favre Leuba Sky Chief

Favre Leuba Sky Chief   The Favre Leuba Sky Chief is another model from the recently revived brand. A few months ago I reviewed the Raider Deep Blue, a dive watch from Favre, this time we take a look at a more casual/dress piece, the Sky Chief. When I hear the name Sky Chief I immediately think of a pilot style watch, though this model looks nothing like any pilot watch I have ever seen. From...

Havaan Tuvali Squadron One

Havaan Tuvali Squadron One I can’t recall how many times I’ve mentioned in the past how much fun it is reviewing watch from brand new watch companies. I truly admire when new companies try to make an impact in a market that quite frankly can be quite ho-hum in terms of uniqueness. I’m always pleased, regardless of the release venue, when a watch company provides a fresh design or places a great sp...

Geckota K1 Pilot

Geckota K1 Pilot We try and cover a decent amount of affordable or budget friendly watches here at Watchreport. I personally have done a few this year, but none has surprised me as much as this Geckota K1 Pilot and I am not sure if it could be topped at this particular price range anytime soon. When it comes to high end or luxury watches, you know what to expect. The best of the best. And while yo...

Dan Henry 1968

Dan Henry 1968 Dan Henry Watches are a hot commodity these days. Many, many watch enthusiasts have been grabbing at least one of the 5 different collections Dan Henry offers. There are good reasons for that. One, of course, is the price. They are very affordable with their most expensive model only being $250; that would be the compressor style diver I reviewed here a few months ago, the 1970. The...

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