Is this the perfect first Rolex? I'd argue that if you are looking at buying a Rolex, this is one of the most beautiful and understated models you can actually obtain...that is, not waiting forever, trawling the second hand market etc.
If you're looking at purchasing one or even a little 'Roller-curious'?
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Is this the most fit for purpose dive watch ever made? I can’t speak for every diver over the years of course, but I have a strong suspicion that it might be. There are so many small details that seem to be there to help with under water activities, you just couldn’t go wrong. But, is it fit for desk diving?
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What do you get when you cross a German family business with an innovative spirit far exceeding that of many Swiss brands? You get an awesome watch, that's what you get. If terms like ice-hardened steel and self lubricating crown doesn't peak your interest, get a new hobby. The Damasko DA44 is an awesome watch and here's why you should buy one.
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It's Mel-burn. Not Melbooorne. Probably the first thing you are told when visiting, so doesn't hurt to re-iterate in a review of a watch with its origin right here in Melbourne, Australia. We're not exactly spoilt with local watch brands, so it'd be nice to have a few good ones around. So do we?
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Naming a watch after the Greek Titan God of the Ocean-Stream is certainly a statement! Making it look like something Alexander The Great might have mounted on the side of his chariot definitely supports that. However, should you take this into the water or even deskdiving?
A modern German with flair and style, hard to resist right? Well, it was for me anyway! I came across this watch from the Red Dot awards and I really liked the look of it. It's large but fairly slim - would it fit?
A dream realised or high expectations shattered? Meeting one of my watch heroes for the first time in person, it could go horribly pear shaped.
There is no more famous watch in the world than the 'Moonwatch'. The Omega Speedmaster will forever be known as the first watch on the moon. But will it be equally at home visiting the local hardware store? Read all about it
It was a long wait, but the soft and comfy Nick Mankey Hookstrap is finally here. But hey, I got lucky...wait times are now 6 weeks! Why and should you get one? I think you should consider it. Read full post here.
Actually, that is, 'well dressed samurai' time! My leather band arrived and I've now had plenty of time to form an opinion on the lovely Seiko SARX045. It's a beauty and despite being a JDM model only, I really think you should pull the trigger.
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So, my Seiko SARX045 finally arrived and I'm starting to think about my review of this lovely time piece. One thing that I'm really struck by is why this is not called the Tuxedo Samurai? There are so many dramatic angles that it does remind me of my actual Samurai.
This was my first dealings with Gnomon Watches, how did that go?
Just because you can buy a Hamilton Khaki Automatic in 42mm doesn't mean you should...or does it? The beautiful textured dial and incredible value for money does indeed work in the larger size - take that forums!
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Classy Swiss luxury watch made of titanium and metal, with fancy skeleton dial and priced at a gazillion dollars? Heard it all before and not interested? Me too, but I got to handle this lovely Hublot Classic Fusion and came away impressed.
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Struggling to find nicely made leather straps at reasonable prices? Enter ES Handcrafted that make made to order leather straps. Based in Adelaide, and a small business that you should absolutely support whether you are ordering from Australia or elsewhere, here's my review of a recent order.
I came across the Nezumi brand, researching what good Swedish watch brands are around, and it was absolutely love at first sight. Here’s a brand that make neo-vintage race car watches and also runs a private Porsche club. The hardest question here, how do I buy just the one? Read my owner review here.
The options for MN straps can pretty much be categorised as follows:
I review watches that I own, there are no paid reviews here. I want to give you an honest view of what it's like to live with these watches.More about me.