Hands On: Tutima Patria Admiral Blue

Tutima Patria Admiral Blue watch

I’ve been a fan of the German brand Tutima for years. In fact, even before the brand was able to set up its state-of-the-art Manufacture back in the Saxony region of Germany once the Berlin wall was down.  I actually find that I am a fan of most German watch brands because I like the…

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Watch Review: Monta’s Affordable Triumph Watch Triumphs (prices)

Monta Triumph

Every once in a while, a watch brand comes along that surprises us. Especially with today’s spate of affordable new micro-brands emerging onto the market. Monta Watches is one such company.  Inspired by vintage traditional watches that are highly functional tool timepiece, the founders of Monta wanted to release a timepiece that offered value, quality…

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Watch Review: Jekyll & Hyde Watches … Not Just For Halloween

All of the Jekyll & Hyde watches retail for an affordable $276.

With Halloween being today, it makes sense to take a look at some interesting watches that make the dark side lighter. Such is the case with Jekyll & Hyde watches, which we reviewed when they first were released to the market. Because this brand has a fresh take on the double personality, we like the…

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Watch Review: Hands On With The Eterna-Matic KonTiki Super 1973 Watch (Price)

Eterna Eterna-Matic KonTiki Super dive watch

Eterna is a Swiss watch brand with a great history of firsts in both watchmaking and seafaring. In fact, its KonTiki line is named after the 1947 KonTiki ocean expedition, wherein scientist Thor Heyerdahl and five others crossed the Pacific on a wooden craft to prove that other earlier civilizations could have done so. They…

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Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

Stoic World Sports watch

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall…

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Watch Review: Kronaby Carat Connected Watch

Review: Kronaby Carat Connected Watch

Let’s get something clear right from the start here. I am not a fan of connected watches. They are just not for me. I love a regular watch. However, some of the features on the Kronaby Carat watch that I spent some time wearing actually impressed me. Kronaby is a Swedish watch brand, so the…

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