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Deals of the Day: 04/14/2021
Posted by John H. on April 14, 2021

IWC Big Pilot 5009-12 – $6,500 The Big Pilot is unmistakably one of IWC’s most iconic collections, and deservedly so. If you’re still on the fence about adding a Big Pilot to your collection, then Hodinkee’s coverage of John Mayer and his affinity for the Big Pilot will seal the deal. The watch itself is […]

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Nodus Duality Watch Review
Posted by Nick L. on March 24, 2021

Dual-crown “compressor-style” divers have become quite popular in recent years with micro and large brands alike. Los Angeles-based Nodus Watches’ entry into the segment is the Duality.

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Oris Chronoris Movember Edition (01 733 7737 4034) Watch Review
Posted by Nick L. on February 03, 2021

Besides making great watches, Oris prides itself on being involved in charities with which they can make a meaningful difference. Men’s health charity Movember is one such charity. Participants are encouraged to grow a moustache for the month of November while raising money for the cause. Starting in 2017, Oris has collaborated with the Movember Foundation to […]

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Orient Triton/Neptune vs. Orient Star Diver Watch Review. Is the Star Worth the Upgrade? (RA-EL0002L00A vs. RE-AU0302L00B)
Posted by Nick L. on December 30, 2020

The Orient Star diver typically sells new and use about $200 more than the Triton. Is it $200 better? Let’s find out!

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Hands-on with the new gray Casioak, plus the all red and market updates
Posted by Nick L. on December 11, 2020

If you read my recent review of the Casioak, you’ll know that it’s one of the hottest watch releases of recent years. As with my green “Utility Color” Casioak, I managed to snag a gray one right before they sold out. I also borrowed the red one from a friend to do a little hands-on comparison.

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Oris Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer Watch Review (01 690 7735 4063-07 1 22 72FC)
Posted by Nick L. on November 20, 2020

Because of my day job, I’m what many consider a frequent traveler. Thus I’ve spent the majority of my time in the watch collecting hobby searching for the perfect travel watch. On paper, the Oris Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer checked all of my boxes. Read the review to find out if it did in the metal!

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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph Review
Posted by Owen T. on October 23, 2020

In my last post, I touched on the Lange 1 and wrote about whether I felt it was worth its salt. Today, I’ll be taking a closer look another highly coveted piece from the manufacture – the 1815 Chronograph. A close friend of mine happens to own a 3rd generation 1815 Chronograph in white gold […]

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Par Weber Coefficient Review – True American Innovation in the Watch Industry
Posted by Nick L. on October 02, 2020

In a time when a watch coming out in blue is huge news, it’s extremely refreshing to see a small company pushing the boundaries and developing new technology. Enduro-Lume promises continuous illumination, providing the best possible legibility during the day as well as throughout the night with years of battery life.

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Stalingrad Trooper Review (SG-2266-02)
Posted by Nick L. on September 25, 2020

The case finishes of the Trooper (bare stainless or all black) are more traditional than the Grenade or Destroyer models’ antique, or colored finishes. Instead, because the Trooper is a chronograph, Stalingrad uses the elements of the dial to show off some colors. So how did I like the Trooper? Keep reading to find out!

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AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Blakeslee Chronograph (AV-4077-11 Legion) – Both Kinds of Pilot’s Watch
Posted by Nick L. on September 02, 2020

There are pilot’s watches, and then there are pilot’s watches. The first type is a watch that is styled after something that a pilot would have worn back when a legible and accurate watch was a critical tool to safely take an airplane to its destination. The second type is a watch influenced by aviation styling elements, that is intended to evoke the emotion of being inside or around really cool or significant airplanes. Blending the two worlds is their new P-51 Mustang Blakeslee Chronograph.

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Seiko Prospex “Safari Tuna” Review (SBDY059, SRPE29K1) – What’s Wrong with being Fashionable?
Posted by Nick L. on August 28, 2020

If the Tuna shape wasn’t polarizing enough, the color will definitely divide people. A few of my friends actually accused me of buying a fashion watch, but I went for it anyway. Did it hold up to the Prospex reputation, or did Seiko put form before function? Keep reading to find out!

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Mitch Mason Chronicle Review – They Call this a Beater Watch?
Posted by Nick L. on August 17, 2020

The first line of text on the Mitch Mason website says that the Chronicle is “the perfect daily beater.” After a week of wear, did it turn out to be a beater? Keep reading to find out.

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