It’s finally here. The Helm Miyako. This hotly anticipated watch made its way from its maker to me here in Melbourne at a pace that felt like it was strapped to a sea cucumber and sent on its merry but meandering way. If you’re here, you may already be on the waitlist or perhaps you’re keen to. Should you bother, is it worth the agonizing wait? What exactly does $375 buy you? Let’s find out
Check out the review here!
In 2021 Oris released a version of their Big Crown ProPilot date watch in bronze. I don’t know about you, but I felt it very much flew under the radar. It’s not a flashy watch, it doesn’t scream look at me and one could also argue that the bronze craze phase has perhaps passed. Even a quick search on YouTube and there are very few reviews on this one and I understand why, it’s a dark horse, literally.
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You may have heard the quote, we know more about the surface of the moon than our ocean floor. This is not only true, but is certainly enough to get ones imagination going.Second hour out of Melbourne in Australia stands out with about 20 or so other microbrands with a truly unique offering, worthy of your money. So should you buy one and if you do, will you regret it? Let’s check out the Giant Stride and I’ll try to answer those questions. Let's go.
The Second Hour Mandala got a lot of attention upon release. Here was a watch with a face like nothing we had ever really seen, and on photos at least, looked like an absolute home run. As it turns out, it both was and is since if you want one now, you’ll simply have to wait. Most of the colour combinations proved so popular for this small Melbourne, Australia brand that day jobs were put on hold and future plans were made.
How did the team cope with a small crisis and what's the finished product like? Read my full review here.
The Alpinist was brought back to life in the 1990s under the prospex line and now has an inner bezel compass complication and a crown at the 4 position to operate this feature. The model I have in for review today is a far more recent, well loved and worn 00E1 A6 with the 6r15 movement and it’s in my favourite version, the green and gold. Check out the video review here.
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