By Shane Snider

Simply Unique: Streamlined Sept Mai strikes a bold chord

It’s tough to pull off a simple design in the crowded watch world. But it’s nearly impossible to do what the Neucarl Sept Mai accomplishes: A simple design that is wholly unique and appealing. Any sub-$200 bland acronym-labeled watch can pull off simple and modern. The Sept Mai is in a different league. Starting with…

Review: NTH submerges 2K1 line deep in details

With the release of the all new 2K1 series of submariner-styled timepieces, NTH Watches is diving for new depths in details, specifications and size. At just shy of 44 mm, the 2K1 line is the largest of the company’s sub line, and as the name suggests, water resistance is beefed up to an impressive 2001…

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…