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Venturo SkinDiver Hands-On Review

Venturo SkinDiver The Venturo Skindiver is the third watch from the young upstart brand. Well, that’s not true though, as Venturo, for those that are not aware, is a brand under the umbrella of Gruppo Gamma. Originally the plan was to market Venturo on its own as a separate brand but time constraints from the owner and trying to push a new brand not associated with an already popular microbr...

Spinnaker Tesei Mille Metri Review

Spinnaker Tesei Mille Metri Spinnaker is a brand I have heavily covered here over the years. The latest piece is the Spinnaker  Tesei Mille Metri and is retailing for $1,350. In the video above, I really get into the pricing issues with this watch, so I won’t belabor it here, but I will reiterate to make sure you use either the coupon code on the website or find a good coupon code online. St...

Seiko 5 Sports Review-The New SKX?

Seiko 5 Sports In 2019 Seiko did something none of us were prepared for-they discontinued the Seiko SKX. In 2020, Seiko released its apparent replacement, the Seiko 5 Sports series. These new models come in a copious amount of variations, so those who used to love to mod their SKX will be happy to see so many different models available, though they all include the same handset and overall dial lay...

Reverie Diver Watch Review

Reverie Diver The Reverie Diver was released earlier this year through a successful Kickstarter campaign. As usual with most campaigns, there were incentives and early bird prices but even at the current sale price of $395 is quite the value in my opinion. For those not familiar with Reverie, the company started operations in 2014 and is based out of Singapore. Naming it just Diver was not their f...

MeisterSinger Salthora Meta X Watch Review

MeisterSinger Salthora Meta X In the world of watch collecting and horology in general, jumping hour complications are not exactly the norm. MeisterSinger only produces single-handed pieces though, and they make quite the array of models, not just one or two. The MesiterSinger Salthora Meta X I have in hand for review is a cross between a traditional jump hour complication and a dive watch of sort...

Duzu Watches Pilot DW-P2 Review

Duzu Watches Pilot Watch brands and design can be complex and hard to get right. The Duzu Watches Pilot watch fortunately got a lot right in both form and functionality. It hasn’t always been this way though. The owner of the brand, Wayne, even states it has been somewhat rocky since he first launched his brand, but feels he has it dialed in at this point and will only get better moving forward. A...

Gruppo Gamma Nexus Watch Review

Gruppo Gamma Nexus [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Gruppo Gamma Nexus is a departure in terms of design for the Singaporean based microbrand. On the other hand, it isn’t. No, I’m not talking out both sides of my mouth here, but this design is inspired by vintage Panerai Depth Gauges that Italian Frogmen used to wear when doing underwater operations. So, vintage inspiration has been a big part of G...

Rhodus Watches Skull Diver Review

Rhodus Watches Skull Diver [dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]hodus Watches is an upcoming brand, and their first model is the Rhodus Watches Skull Diver. The owner, David, is a watch lover and a somewhat recent microbrand lover and decided he wanted to create his own brand. His first watch is vintage skin-diver inspired, but his special touch is the skull. Skulls and watches are not normally associated...

REC RNR Beach Runner Watch Review

REC RNR Beach Runner [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]ars and watches seem to go hand in hand with collectors, which is why the REC RNR Beach Runner watch seems like a winning combination, at least on paper. Rec Watches is known for recycling parts from vintage or iconic (in some cases, both) airplanes, automobiles, motorcycles, and more to create unique watches that have a story. Their latest endeavo...

Seiko Sumo Ice Diver Hands-On Review

Seiko Sumo Ice Diver [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Seiko Sumo Ice Diver is the latest of numerous Seiko Special Editions to hit the market. This model comes in 3 different colorways-all meant to be examples of colors that reflect off of glaciers, hence naming it “Ice Diver”. The result is two somewhat unique colors for Seiko-the silver/grey dial shown here and a light blue variant, along with a ...

The Oris Aquis Calibre 400 | The New Standard

Oris Aquis Calibre 400 Review [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]t is here. This is the unveiling. The first watch to get the newly announced Oris in-house Calibre 400 is the Oris Aquis Calibre 400, which is quite aptly named. A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to have this watch and a sample movement encased in plastic sent for a first look and review, and while I only had it in hand long enough fo...

Audaz Sea Armour Watch Review

Audaz Sea Armour [dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ike many this year, everyone is looking for a deal, or something more affordable, and that extends to watches as well. The Audaz Sea Armour is listed at $400 on their website, but also listed on their website is the opportunity for 30% off by signing up for their newsletter. That brings the price of this large diver to $280, a pretty good price for all...

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