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Zelos Abyss II | Hands on Watch Review

Zelos Abyss II Even though the bronze fad is over (sarcasm), the Zelos Abyss II is one of the latest models from the brainchild of Elshan Tang. There are a few differences from the first version, but overall it retains its look. Different chapter ring, the dual crowns are now bronze and not PVD and possibly the biggest change, the movement. The Abyss II houses the Sellita SW200 Swiss Movement...

Ventus Mori Diver | Hands on Watch Review

Ventus Mori Diver Ventus has released another version of the Mori Diver, this time in a gunmetal PVD steel and a stainless steel with blue. Previous versions of the Ventus Mori Diver only came in brass, so this is a variation for those who do not like brass or bronze watches. Ventus is what most call a budget or value brand, as the watches do offer a lot in terms of quality and materials for not a...

Andersmann Oceanmaster II | Hands on Watch Review

Andersmann Oceanmaster II I have admired Andersmann Watches from afar since they hit the scene, which was about 2 years ago. I could tell these were high quality watches just from the pictures on the website. Then I started to see pictures on Instagram and other blogs and I KNEW they were high quality. Andersmann is not your typical microbrand, at least not in the way some have come to think of mi...

Tockr Air Defender | Hands on Watch Review

Tockr Air Defender I have a soft spot for German style inspired watches, so when I saw the Tockr Air Defender, I needed to check it out. I will get into the inspiration for this watch later on, but I wanted to talk a little bit about how this company came about. I have had a few conversations with Austin Ivey, part owner of Tockr Watches and he did something that is rarely seen these days in the w...

Origin Vintage Field Watch | Hands on Review

Origin Vintage Field Classic. Ageless. Timeless. These are all good descriptors for the Origin Vintage Field Watch. A watch that will always be in style, no matter what decade. Something you can wear whether you are 20 or 80. Boy, that sure does sound like an advertisement, but I do enjoy this watch. There is something about the simplicity that draws me in. Just because it is not flashy does not m...

Scurfa Diver One 2.0 | Hands on Watch Review

Scurfa Diver One 2.0 The dive watch. We all love them. Well, at least I do. What is better than a really well built, classic looking dive watch? An affordable one. Yes, the Scurfa Diver One 2.0 is using a quartz movement, but it is also $234 shipped and it has all the bells and whistles we look for, including a custom made rubber strap. An evolution to the Rolex Comex divers, and an evolution to i...

William L. 1985 Vintage Diver | Hands on Watch Review

William L.1985 Vintage Diver Vintage. It is a word that is said a lot these days. I cannot even begin to count how many watches I see or review that are vintage or retro inspired. It is the trend these days, for how long; who knows, but many brands will ride the train until we are on to the next trend. Many brands are coming out with vintage designs these days but not many are doing vintage sizing...

Spinnaker Fleuss | Hands on Watch Review

Spinnaker Fleuss Spinnaker has released two new diver watches into their ever growing model lineup and sent me two variations. The case on all Spinnaker Fleuss models is the same across the board, but as you can see, these two have different bezels, dials and crown. Both are vintage style divers, most notably taking inspiration from the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Other colors of each are available a...

Formex Element | Hands on Watch Review

Formex Element Uniqueness. This is something you do not find a lot of with watches these days. That is mostly because there are so many brands and lets face, it has been done before. When the Formex Element showed up at my door and I unboxed it (on video, check our Youtube), I immediately thought, damn, this is unique. Now, it turns out it is not as unique as I originally thought because it does t...

Erroyl Duke Melrose | Hands on Watch Review

Erroyl Duke Melrose I’m not one for dress watches these days as I rarely put on the business attire. My tastes still tend to gravitate towards dive or field watches but a dress watch is nice to have in the lineup. I have never been overly fond of the traditional dress watch, you know; super thin, a thin bracelet or leather strap and a dial you can barely read with small hands and numbers. Th...

Nethuns Lava Bronze | Hands on Watch Review

Nethuns Lava Bronze I believe it was a comment on Youtube, where I posted the unboxing video of this Nethuns Lava Bronze, (If you have not checked them out yet, go to our Youtube channel for unboxing of all new watches that come in for review), where someone said that the bronze “fad” is over. Now I have always been upfront when reviewing a bronze watch that it is not my first pick at ...

Nauticfish Thusunt | Hands on Watch Review

Nauticfish Thusunt As I have said many times before, In the world of watches, the competition is fierce. You may have not heard of Nauticfish if you are newer to the watch world, but they have been around for at least 10 years. They are brand that honestly had dropped off my radar for a bit, until I saw them posting about this new model on social media. The new model is the Nauticfish Thusunt (Tho...

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