The field watch is a popular choice for watch lovers, they are usually easy on the budget and reasonably attractive in their straight forward design approach. In my opinion, RZE's latest release absolutely knocks this category out of the park in their latest release. I was lucky to get a shot at filming and writing about these watches ahead of release, watch my full review on YouTube here.
When a friend reaches out to you and asks if you want to play with his Balls, there would be cause for concern by any self respecting adult. When said offer is clarified to relate to his latest acquisition of two new watch purchases, I suddenly became far more interested! Check out my video review of the Ball Fireman Nightbreaker on my video page here.
Sometimes, I get to borrow a watch that I immediately fall in love with. It’s problematic when it happens since I’m still saving for that Speedmaster and I tend to buy all sorts of stupid gadgets all the time which means that my savings slush fund constantly bleeds...Check out my video review of this beautiful watch.
I like this model very much. It’s sad in a way that it’s looking like it may not be renewed after selling out the last few models. I’m guessing it’s been an expensive model to produce and perhaps it’s not been as popular as the diver options from RZE, and I guess from 100 other microbrands. Here's why you should still snap one up why you still can, read my full review.
The Draken Kruger is not just any watch, every purchase helps fight poachers that kill Rhinos and if that's not worthy of your support, I don't know what is. The fact that the watch is excellent value and beautiful build quality certainly helps also. Check out my video review here.
It is shiny. It is gorgeous. Is it also perfect? Not quite, but I have to say, it's not left my wrist since it arrived. If you can get one, don't hesitate. Watch my full review here.
Draken watches have been on my radar for a while and after chatting to Mike behind the brand, he sent me the colour version, amusingly named SuperBlue, of the Tugela GMT. The lume is outstanding as are many other small details, check out my full review here.
My first Zelos watch is this Spearfish. It was my first choice since it has some unusual but not too out there materials, a brilliant movement, it’s not too big and importantly – I managed to buy it without staying up to 2am and getting stressed out about having 5 minutes only to buy what I wanted. Check out the full review here
I’ve waited a long time to handle this watch, it was quite the experience opening up even this review example without original packaging and spare straps. I genuinely think this is one of the most original and interesting watches that’s come out in this century, at least for a price that’s not just affordable but also a piece is also genuinely attainable. Check out my full video review.
The Alcadus Opus 39 is a tale of a failed Kickstarter campaign and a brave, confident and well resourced owner that went ahead anyway. Lucky for us since this is a great quality watch. And, it's just to about to be updated! Read my full article here.
What happens when an established microbrand joins forces with one of the best watch modders around? If you’re ready to dive in to the world of underground watch modification combined with a well resourced microbrand with a ton of personality, then this video is for you.
Luckily for us, the renewed interest in mechanical watches has seen Nivada rise like the phoenix from the ashes and this is one brand that definitely deserved a triumphant return. I was lucky to have my pick of models to borrow so I picked the Broadarrow Automatic 86001A which is both beautiful and capable. Check out my video 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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