Quick – when you think of Bulova, what style of watch are you thinking? Perhaps a hyper-accurate quartz chronograph? Or something of a dressier nature? Yes, those are great candidates to think of with Bulova. But what about a dive watch? It seems like just about every brand had a dive watch of some sort in the 1970s, and Bulova was no exception. One of their most popular was known as the “Devil Diver” (for it’s water resistance being listed as 666 ft, instead of 200m, on the dial), and we recently got to spend some time with a new watch inspired by the original, the Bulova Oceanographer.
As I mentioned in our article on the Zew Box Luxury Watch Kickstarter, S&B Watches (also known as Smith & Bradley) was the main brand behind the club starting up. While the campaign has closed (and was fully funded), we got to spend a little bit of time with a S&B Watches Skyline, the Swiss automatic offered at one of the tiers in the club. So, you backers at the Executive Club level, consider this a preview of the watch you’ll be receiving.
We all have brands that we look forward to seeing new releases from, and NTH (part of Janis Trading, as we all know) is one of those very brands. So, when Chris “Doc” Vail reached out and asked if we wanted to take a look at some of the newer models he’s releasing, we of course said yes. Victor will have a different one in a review soon, but I took a look at at the NTH Näcken Renegade.
Just wanted to give you all a quick heads-up – you remember that jacket we wrote about last month? If not, check it out here…
We’ve covered quite a few watches from Christopher Ward over the years, and many of us here at WWR have become fans of the value proposition they represent, along with some readily identifiable styles. My earliest exposure to the brand came from the C60 Trident line, and I’ve tended to gravitate towards those. Well, today, we’ve got a review of a watch that is quite a bit different from the Tridents, the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer.
When it comes to classic, vintage looks, Hamilton seems to have a good handle on locking in that vintage, sometimes Americana, sort of a look. While the Hamilton Boulton is a little outside the style I’d normally be drawn to, there’s something about that art deco look that just speaks to me. So, we requested a loaner, and in one came.
As per usual, my reactive WordPress management techniques has forced me to update WWR with a new theme and some new tricks. Essentially, the old theme was too slow and it was crashing the server, a byproduct of having 10,000+ posts on this monstrosity of a site. So now there’s a new version up and it should a lot smoother on mobile.
Thanks for reading and please bear with us.
Today, I wanted to make you aware of a cool do-it-yourself watch project – and brand – that my lovely wife ran across. We’ll be working on putting one of these together with our kids – so be on the look out for a full hands-on review. In the meantime, I thought there are folks out there that might be on the hunt for gifts at the ends of the year, and something like this TogetherMade Camp Watch may just fit the bill.
It’s December, and there is a lot going on. Well, let’s add one more item to your list – getting your entry in for this month’s giveaway! This time around, we’ve got what many folks view as their favorite complication – a chronograph. This of the quartz variety, and comes in the form of the Zinvo Chronograph.
It should be no surprise to anyone that when Hamilton reached out with a new GMT watch for a review, it took me all of about 3 seconds to say yes. Now, that said, this is a much different GMT than I’m used to wearing. So, let’s get into what we’ve got going on with the Hamilton Broadway GMT Limited Edition.