‘Gilt’y pleasures: Going deep with the H-word and NTH Watches

There are few things that inspire division among watch enthusiasts more than the dreaded H-word conversation. Homage watches stir up emotions in the same profound way religion and politics have led to family members storming away from the dinner table mid-sentence. For the most part, H-word arguments are just better left unsaid so Grandpa can…

REVIEW: Advisor beefs up with the Supa Diver

It seems there are (at least) two types of dive watch enthusiasts: Those who take a liking to the 40mm and under vintage-inspired and those who opt for beefier wrist appeal with larger tough-looking pieces. With an eye for the latter, Singaporean brand Advisor will return to Kickstarter this week with the Supa Diver, a…

Review: Tidewater will cure your blues

McDowell Time is a 5-year-old micro brand that has so far released three watches in various iterations (the Maxton, DelRay and Sonoma) and now offers their first dive watch – the 42mm Tidewater available in blue, black and white dials. Micro brands in the sub-$600 segment of dive watches have greatly proliferated in recent years…

Review: A delightfully peculiar Visitor

Since the launch of the brand in 2014, Visitor Watch Co. has not been bashful about promoting a bold and unexpected vision for their timepieces. While I was heavily into vintage American watches at the time, I remember stumbling across the bizarre and exciting Duneshore. It was really my introduction to the world of microbrands…

D-Day: Tockr takes flight with bronze tribute to Normandy mission

When is a watch more than the sum of its parts? That’s the question posed and answered by Tockr’s D-Day collection of timepieces, which each contain a piece of Allied WWII history. The dial is cut from a piece of an American C-47 paratrooper transport plane named, “That’s All, Brother,” which led the airborne invasion…

Engineering Elegance: The Mauron Musy Amure 03 mixes ingenuity with luxury

Every year, the horological faithful await new offerings from major producers and drool over the spectacular inner workings of high end timepieces. Rarely do the external components of the watch generate the same sort of excitement. But when a company essentially reinvents the way water resistance is achieved, it should raise plenty of eyebrows –…