By Shane Snider

Small Wonder: Mitch Mason packs big details into Chronicle

When it comes to watch nerds, there’s one thing people love to disagree about: And that’s size. Vintage styling is all the rage right now and vintage watches, for the most part, were small. The average round dress watch in the 1950s was about 33 millimeters in diameter. While tastes haven’t shrunken quite back to…

Splitting influences with the Divisio

One of the charming things about a microbrand watch company is the ability to impart a sense of the founder’s personality, tastes and even a sense of place. With the Divisio from Roebuck Watch Company, owner Guy Roebuck has created a timepiece with nods to his Texas roots. Adding details to a watch can be…

Gunning for fun with the RVLVR AD5

For some reason, firearms and watches are seemingly intertwined in the psyche of collectors. It can be a divisive topic for internet groups – with politics never far behind in any discussion. (That’s why firearms pictures and discussions are not permitted at the WATCHA Facebook Group). But those who enjoy the aesthetics of a classic…

Review: Atticus Téleios inspires nostalgic punk rock attitude

The inaugural release of new microbrand Atticus took me on a punk rock trip down memory lane. What does a dressy sports watch with design cues borrowed from familiar historic timepieces have to do with four-chord punk rock played by four dudes from Queens, NY? Stay with me. The Ramones arguably saved rock and roll…

‘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: 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…