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Straton Watch Company Curve | Watch Review

Straton Curve Chronograph

Straton Watch Company – Curve 316L surgical grade stainless steel case 42mm and 39.5mm diameter 14.5mm (domed) and 13.9mm (flat) height 22mm and 20mm lug width lug-to-lug length of 47.4mm and 46.5mm Seiko NE88 automatic or Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz Hybrid Sapphire crystal 10 ATM water resistance Price: Automatic $698 USD or Quartz $286 USD The Curve is a sharp looking …

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Spinnaker Hass Dive Watch | Watch Review

Spinnaker Hass

Spinnaker Hass Vintage Diver Specifications: MODEL : SP-5032-01 MOVEMENT : Japan Automatic Multi-function    CASE MATERIAL : Stainless Steel CASE DIAMETER (mm) : 43 CASE THICKNESS (mm) : 16 Case Length: (mm) 53 CASE Color : Brushed Stainless Steel DIAL COLOR : Black textured BAND : Genuine Leather Strap BAND WIDTH (mm) : 22 at lugs that expands to 24 …

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Reverie Sea Spirit | Watch Review

Reverie Sea Spirit

Reverie Sea-Spirit (Deep Blue) Specifications: 316L stainless steel case 41mm diameter 12mm height 22mm lug width lug-to-lug length of 47mm. 21-jewel automatic movement made in Japan (Miyota 8218). Sapphire crystal (dial side) with inner anti-reflective coating. Display case back 10 ATM water resistance $420 USD The Sea-Spirit is the first model from the brand new company Reverie. The Sea-Spirit can …

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Tactico TC3.3 | Watch Review

Tactico TC3.3

Tactico TC3.3 All too often, watch enthusiast vehemently demand that companies produce watches that depart from the beaten path. It’s a demand that seems to have become somewhat of a standard within our niche hobby. Spanish born CREPAS, also known as “Compañía Relojera Especializada para Actividades Subacuáticas,” or “Specialized Watchmaking Company for Underwater Activities” for the Español impaired, seems to …

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Bravur Watches BW001 | Watch Review

Bravur Watches BW001

Bravur BW001 Case: Stainless steel 316 L, diameter 41 mm 48mm lug to lug 11mm thick 20mm lug width Strap: Tan vegetable tanned Italian leather, with black contrast stitching Strap buckle: Deployment buckle Dial: Graphite grey, with light grey applied hour numbers and date at 6 H Hands: Turquoise with Superluminova C1. Black second hand. Movement: Swiss Made Ronda 715, 5 jewels, …

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Belmoto Track-Day | Watch Review

Belmoto Track-Day

Belmoto Track-Day Discussing new watch brands is always a personal thrill. The thrill is even stronger when the new watch brand has its origins based in a well known and well respected micro-brand watch company. Some immediate assumptions are made that the same great quality found with the more established brand is going to transfer easily over to the fledgling …

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Haigh and Hastings Classic Range | Watch Review

Haigh and Hastings Classic

Haigh and Hastings Classic Range Specifications: 42mm Stainless Steel Case 49mm lug to lug 12.2mm in thickness 22mm lug width 95 grams in weight Sapphire Crystal Seiko NH35 Automatic movement 200 meters water resistance Choice of Leather or Nato style straps Price $559 USD The latest model to come from Haigh and Hastings is their Classic Range, a model I …

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Minus-8 Layer | Watch Review

Minus-8 Layer

Minus-8 Layer Automatic Specifications: 45mm stainless steelcase 52mm lug to lug 14.3mm thick Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement Sapphire Crystal 10 ATM Water Resistant Vegetable Tanned Leather Strap Price $498.00 USD Big and Bold, and yet Minimalistic. That is how I describe the Minus-8 Layer Automatic. I have to admit, I was hesitant at first when I pulled the watch from …

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Komrade Watches Urban | Watch Review

Komrade Watches Urban

Komrade Watches Urban Specifications: 40mm sand blasted stainless steel case 46.5mm lug to lug 13.5mm thickness 20mm lug width Miyota 9015 automatic movement Sapphire Crystal 120 click unidirectional rotating bezel 300 meters water resistant Included with watch: 2 straps: 1 canvas and 1 leather Leather Watch Pouch Coffee Thermos Price $449.00 These days it seems there are many brands emerging …

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Seiko Prospex Sky Chronograph | Watch Review

Seiko Prospex Sky

Seiko Prospex Sky Solar Chronograph Blue Pilots Watch Over the past few years, I have had some great opportunities to review some fantastic timepieces from well know micro-brands to some not so well known, as well as other interesting watches. When the opportunity presented itself to review one of the most well known watch brands around the globe, I had …

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