By Shane Snider

Rant and Review: The Meister Pilot will calm your faux outrage

There’s so much to love about the Junghans Meister Pilot series. The German-based company was really ahead of the whole “reissue” craze when they re-released this beauty a few years back based on a 1950s pilot model. But I chose to review this particular model because it has one detail that people just love to…

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Advisor Ascent rises to the occasion

If it seems like many of our recent reviews have been focused on Singaporean brands, there’s a good reason: The island city-state contains a robust independent watch community with several established veteran microbrands. Today’s brand is a newer player in the field: Advisor Watches. Advisor launched its first watch via Kickstarter last year. The Astrohelm…

Comet Chronograph: Vintage pop blazes toward Kickstarter

The way Bhavin Patel tells the story, his upcoming Kickstarter campaign for the Comet Chronograph was born when a 1940s Pierce Chronograph caught his eye on eBay. The quirky appearance instantly stood out to Patel – a vertical bi-compax setup with tachymeter and telemeter, along with conspicuously placed text that flies in the face of…

The Mothership lands with BOLDR’s new Odyssey

BOLDR Supply Co. is one of those brands that has seen a meteoric rise in the past few years – they’ve seemingly scored with each release, offering a wide spectrum of value and options. From affordable quartz pieces to higher end swiss mechanical-powered divers, BOLDR does a good job covering many bases. That goes against…

Going boldly with EGARD

As an actor, Ilan Muallem Srulovicz likes to bring a boldness to his portrayals – whether it’s a recurring role on AMC’s The Walking Dead or a character part on a major motion picture like Deepwater Horizon, the 36-year old likes to bring something unique to the table. He carries the same hunger for non-conformity…

IndieLux: Ernst Benz colors bright future under Khankin

(Editor’s note: This is the first article of IndieLux, which will explore the world of independent watch brands with models starting at at least $1,500).   Leonid Khankin, president and creative director of independent watch brand Ernst Benz, may have ignited his American story as a young immigrant with big dreams in the Motor City.…

The Marriage Watch: Couple channels metropolitan spirit

HONG KONG — Sally Lim was so fed up with her husband Glenn’s horology obsession, she issued an ultimatum: Find something constructive to channel his watch addiction into — or else. Little did she know, she would be pulled along with him into the microbrand watch world with Ayers Watches’ “The Metropolitan.” Glenn Lim had…

Heitis: Brewing a serious dive watch in Buffalo

If you grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., or any of its many sprawling suburbs, you know this is a city of tough and prideful underdogs. For D.J. Heider, Western New York is also the birthplace of his vision: To make high quality watches at a good value with Heitis Watch Company. With his latest Kickstarter…