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Tudor Pelagos Review

The Tudor Pelagos is Tudor's highest-end diver, featuring their greatest depth rating, top-notch materials, and in the new version we're looking at today, it also features Tudor's first in-house movement, the MT5612. Couple those with this stunning new matte blue look and you've got an intriguing model on your hands. Join me as I do a deep dive on Tudor's second generation Pelagos, its history and its new movement.

Tudor North Flag Review

The Tudor North Flag is one of, if not the, most anticipated watches from Baselworld 2015. It, along with the new Tudor Pelagos, made waves by announcing a truly in-house movement for the brand. That's interesting for any brand, but it was perhaps most exciting for Tudor fans, as one of the key differences between Tudor and Rolex was the presence of the in-house movement in the Rolex. Today, that difference largely evaporates. But the North Flag is more than just a vessel for a movement, it's also a complete watch in and of itself and is almost as exciting from a design standpoint. 

Seiko Prospex Hi-Beat SBEX001 Review

Seiko Prospex has become almost synonymous with Japanese diving watches ever since its release (though not yet named Prospex) in 1965. Since then, Seiko has emerged as one of the absolute favorite brands among dive watch enthusiasts, thanks to their tough construction and innovative designs. This SBEX001 is the culmination of 50 years of Seiko dive watch development and is, without a doubt, the most sophisticated mechanical dive watch Seiko has ever produced.

Tudor Buyer's Guide

Tudor is one of the most well-loved brands of Swiss watches and is best known for its watches intended for sports and adventure, like the popular Pelagos or Chrono Blue, as well as its close relationship with Rolex. Tudor has only recently returned to America from an extended sabbatical but it's back and stronger th

Damasko DA38 Black Review

Damasko's most popular watch, by far, is their DA36.  It has come to symbolize the brand in the way the Submariner represents Rolex or the Tangente represents Nomos.  It is no surprise, then, that Damasko is attempting to replicate their success by creating a new version alongside it, the DA38.  

Ball JCK 2015

Ball is following up its amazing 2014 with lots of new models for 2015, including new thermometer watches, fully luminous moon phases and even a new anti-magnetic alloy case.  Read on to see all of our first hand impressions.  

Ball Slide Chronograph Review

BALL Watch is a company that's very active in case innovation.  We recently reviewed their awesome Magneto S and its protective metallic iris.  Today's watch, the Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph, focuses on a new approach to operating a chronograph.  Chronographs typically have two pushers, one for starting/stopping, the other for resetting.  On the Slide Chronograph, as you'd expect, all chronograph functions are operated via a sliding mechanism on the side of the case, which gives the watch a much cleaner look.  How well does it work?  Read on to find out.  

Ball Magneto S

Today we look at one of the more innovative and interesting watches we've seen in a long time, the Ball Magneto S.  Ball has really set itself apart from the competition by focusing on their case technology in addition to their obsession with tritium tubes over conventional luminous paint.

Nomos Ludwig Automatik Review

Nomos is a company famed for its understated Germanic designs, particularly those with bold Arabic numerals.  Their Tangente, Tangomat, Ahoi and Tetra designs all feature these trademark number markers.  When not employing Arabic numerals, Nomos uses no numerals at all, like in their Lambda, Zurich or Orion lines.

Bremont ALT1-C/PW

Today we look at a new and dressier incarnation of Bremont's popular ALT1-C chronograph line, the ALT1-C/PW.  The ALT1-C has always been on the restrained side for a chronograph, but aside from a gold model, it isn't offered in a polished case--until today.

Nomos Orion 1989 Review

Nomos released a beautiful new limited edition Orion model, in both 38 and 33 millimeter sizes, to honor the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.  Like all Orions, it's a very classy and understated piece, but the 1989 is perhaps even more understated than the ordinary models.

Why Use An Authorized Dealer?

In the contemporary watch world, there are basically three channels of commerce for new luxury watches:  authorized dealers, the grey market and the black market.  The black market needs no introduction, but many new watch collectors are confused by the differences between the grey market and authorized dealers.  

Nomos Metro Review

Today we look at the very first Nomos with the new swing system, the Metro.  Like a select few other Nomos watches, it features their unique gangreserve (power reserve) complication in addition to a date at 6:00, powered by a traditional hand wound movement.

Damasko Bracelet & DA36 Review

It's an unusual day where I review a bracelet with the watch as an afterthought, but this is one of those days.  Damasko, the popular German watchmaker known for its super tough tool watches and, more recently, for their high-tech in house movements, has never offered a bracelet, despite the demands of their fans.

Seiko Astron GPS Chronograph

Today we look at 6 of Seiko's all-new Astron Chronographs.  Their predecessor was the first watch to sync both time and time zone by GPS signal.  The new version, however, is not only Seiko's first chronograph to sync time and time zone via GPS, but it's also much thinner, smaller and lighter, making for not only a more complex watch, but also a surprisingly more versatile one as well.

How Spring Drive Works

The most discussed, debated and mysterious movement in the world today is the Seiko Spring Drive.  Most associated with the high-end brand Grand Seiko, spring drive movements are now available in many high end Seikos, from Ananta to Galante to Credor.

Grand Seiko SBGV009 & SBGV011

Today I have the pleasure of examining two new limited edition Grand Seikos for 2014. These are definitely the dressiest watches coming out of Grand Seiko this year and they are absolutely stunning. They also tie into Seiko's long and illustrious history perhaps better than any model in their current lineup.