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Borealis goes Exploring: The new Adraga is open for pre-order

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Borealis is no stranger to making nice, classic-inspired watches. There were a few years there where loads of people were making big-crown classic divers, or watches inspired by the old 1016 Rolex Explorer of the 1950s-80s. What happens when Borealis looks a little more up to date? THIS.

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Introducing the Fossil Design Major II

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As with just about any other fan of watches, we here at WWR like seeing what’s coming up in terms of new designs. These days, that usually shows up in the smaller independent brands that pop up, but now and again the larger ones hit us with something as well. Now, we’ve got something that sort of straddles both of those worlds, in the Fossil Design Major II.

Introducing the Aquatico Bronze Blue Angels Aviator

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I have reviewed a couple Aquatico watches android and both were divers and were very nice in terms of looks and build quality. Aquatico has just released the Bronze Blue Angels aviation watch. I am not normally into aviation watches but I really like the look of this one. I reached out to them and they were kind enough to send one out for review.

ERA Tourbillon – It’s Affordable!

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Let’s posit a fact: unless you have some really deep pockets, or plan to mortgage your home, it is just about impossible to get a Swiss-made tourbillion. Now, if you are a collector on a budget like me, there is another option. This option is the ERA Tourbillon. The movement may not be Swiss, but for us this is a good thing, because it makes the watch affordable.

Slowing down time with the MeisterSinger Bronze Metris

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As you all know, MeisterSinger is known for their implementation of single-handed watches. You may also know that, well, I’m not particularly a fan of single-handed watches. They just lack the precision in time-telling that I’ve come to prefer. So, why in the world would I agree to take a look at the MeisterSinger Bronze Metris? Well, just because I may not prefer the approach to handsets the brand adopts, they do create some lovely watches, and this one in particular I felt would be a stunner to see in person.

It’s new, it’s universal, it’s the Defakto Transit Standard

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When it comes to watches, and particularly three-handers, there is a lot to be said for the classic look and styling – it’s timeless and it gets the job done. But what if you’re a fan of minimalism, and want to avoid the carbon copies floating around on Kickstarter with very loose claims to the aesthetic? What if, above that, you want something that’s – shall we say – a luminous beast? Well, friend, you are in for a treat, as the Defakto Transit Standard was just recently announced.

Crowdfunding: XERIC Trappist-1 NASA, Apollo 11, and life among the stars

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it’s launch day. Today in 1969, the Apollo 11 crew got up around 4 a.m. and began preparing for their flight. They had a 9:32 a.m. rocket to catch. But it’s also launch day for Xeric’s Trappist-1 NASA Edition. Commencing countdown, engines on…

The Ball Trainmaster Manufacture 80 Hours is classically lit

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We’ve reviewed quite a few different watches from the Swiss company Ball Watch. You’ve no doubt seen their prolific use of tritium tubes on their dials. That’s how I first became aware of then, with the Engineer line and the segmented sort of display that they were doing. Since then, I’ve come to realize that what’s found in their Trainmaster lineup is really more to my liking. Given that, I was definitely on board when the Ball Trainmaster Manufacture 80 Hours was proposed for a review.

Homage!

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In this episode of the HourTime podcast, we’re joined by Chris ‘Doc’ Vail, and Josh Irons of NTH Watches to discuss homage watches, the Ginault claims by the anonymous DeepDweller, and what they’re trying to accomplish with Microbrand U, a crash course in how to run a micro brand successfully.

The Casio ProTrek PRG-600 wants you to get outside

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We’ve reviewed several different Casio ProTrek watches and just lately, as part of the Wristwatch Day celebrations, we had another one come in on loan for a review. We’ve already talked about the Casio Edifice that came in, and in that I teased that I really ended up preferring the other watch. So, let’s see what got my attention with the Casio ProTrek PRG-600.