By Shane Snider

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…

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 –…

Review: Ardor & Forge’s Rothrock has roots in outdoor adventure

With most companies, it’s enough to make a watch tough enough to withstand the elements outdoors. Ardor & Forge has taken things a step further with its inaugural Rothrock series, creating a a timepiece hearty enough to brave the elements, while featuring elements of the outdoors within the watch itself. Creator Zack Rackovan drew inspiration…

Review: TSAO Baltimore dives into naval history with the Torsk

With the Torsk Diver, Alan Tsao of TSAO Baltimore has taken his company to new depths, offering a robust diver to complement his earlier dress watch release. The young microbrand pays tribute to the U.S.S. Torsk, a WWII submarine. A portion of the proceeds from each watch sale will benefit the submarine’s maintenance as a…

Review: Boldr adds to its journey with the all new Expedition

Boldr Supply Co. produces a steady stream of solid watches for urban adventurers – from affordable quartz timepieces to sturdy mechanical wrist beasts, the company takes aim at both the mass market and watch enthusiasts (the polite term for watch geeks). The all new Boldr Expedition is not a watch that wants to be pampered.…

Review: Ocean Crawler gets blue to the core

Ocean Crawler Watch Company has been producing sleeper hits since July 2017- flying under the mainstream radar while selling out each release. Owner Christian Champion is well known in the watch communities and has been very active on social media, building a loyal fan base and selling nearly 2,000 watches since the brand’s inception. Champion…