The Tentagraph boasts a long distance power reserve at up to three days, which is industry leading (says Seiko) plus a beautiful chronograph movement. The dial and hands are finished to a high standard, the bracelet is mirror polished. It offers something bespoke and hand built. You have to admire the way Seiko offers their GS models as a lux brand within their empire, Citizen … Continue reading Grand Seiko Tentagraph: Brilliant, But Expensive
The Baltic Aquascaphe diver has been refreshed for 2023 but at heart it remains a fab value 200m dive watch, with that classic bronze case offering a changing hue over time. Inside the 39mm case there is a trusty 9039 auto movement from Miyota, which is a low maintenance unit likely to last at least a decade before any servicing is required. Double domed sapphire … Continue reading Bronze Baltic Aquascaphe Remains Ace Value
Boldr has a new model on their site ready for pre-order, plus it makes a difference in terms of helping those with autism get more from life. This Venture X Art model watch has a dial designed by a Thai artist, called August, who pays tribute to the value of art when it comes to exploring the inner world. Inside the titanium 38mm case is … Continue reading Boldr’s Venture Has the X Factor, Raises Awareness on Autism
This is a great little watch, sharp details, slim on the wrist and a reliable movement inside too. Unidirectional, 120 click, ceramic bezel and a nice bracelet too. Got a lot going for it at $415, so we say top work Island Watches. That multi coloured dial layout has the Ball Watches vibe for us and that’s a good look. Here’s the word; “The Islander … Continue reading Islander Watches Port Jeff is A Scuba-Doo
Vario has launched a range of limited edition Empire watches, with four variants, all featuring mother-of-pearl dials. These have the Miyota 6T33 handwound mechanical movement inside and are limited to 50 pieces in four different dial combos. We like the blue hands and polished bezel one the best, but there’s plenty of choice. All of them are 38mm across and just 11mm high on the … Continue reading Vario Empire, Now With Mother-of-Pearl Dial Options
Vertigo Watches has sent us info on a neat pre-order deal, which may tempt dive watch fans. The Diver Two has a Seiko NH series auto movement, sapphire crystal and 300m of resistance, all for 200 euros. Nice discount on the full 330 RRP by the way. Delivery will be in April 23. Here’s the word from Vertigo; Case and bracelet in 316 stainless steel, … Continue reading Vertigo Diver Two: Pre-Order Deal at 200 Euros
Hoffman has anew model making its debut next week and we love its teal dial, metallic grey bezel and old school twin sub-dials. The latest addition to the Racing 40 range, this one is called Pine and has the Seiko VK 64 quartz chrono movement inside. So reliability is assured. Here’s the word from Hoffman, price isn’t on site yet but we will take a … Continue reading Hoffman Racing 40 PINE Ltd Edition is On The Grid
We only ask after making a brief visit to Spain recently and seeing two shops stocking large displays of watches by Phillip Plein, which is a brand we hadn’t heard of before. Tourists from Germany, Ireland, the UK and Netherlands must like PP watches, or the shops in Fuengirola, Malaga and Torremolinos wouldn’t stock them. Some of the PP models look nice and they have … Continue reading Are Phillipp Plein a True Luxury Watch Brand?