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.…

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Review: Junghans Celebrates 100 Years of Bauhaus

As a general rule I dislike watch reviews for a watch that is either already sold out, generally unobtainable, or wasn’t made available to the general public.  That being said, I wanted to do a review of the officially “sold out” Junghans “max bill Automatic Edition 100 Jahre Bauhaus” for three reasons: 1.) because the…

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…

The Grumpy Collector: Let’s take it one day at a time

There are few things in the watch collecting world that really get my goat (well, if I had a goat), more than multi-day date windows. I’d like to think this trend has already hit its peak and is slowly, and rightfully, declining, but I’d like to help contribute nails to the coffin as much as…

LifeWatch: On Injuries and Rolex

(Editor’s Note: LifeWatch is a new feature at WATCHA. We’ll explore lifestyle features with a horological twist. Jon Brown is a Raleigh, NC resident and self-diagnosed and untreated Rolex addict).   The problem with being enthusiastic about what most people consider extreme sports is that occasionally one gets into a disagreement with the ground. Now,…

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…

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…