Back in 2017 I reviewed the first Gruppo Gamma Divemaster and I really liked it. That was a tough, no nonsense diver. Fast forward a few years and now there is a new Divemaster. This one is a bit more refined and has some nice new improvements. Gruppo Gamma was kind enough to send me one to review and I am liking what I see.
Earlier this month, we wrote about (over on Knapsack) about a ill-conceived crowdfunding project that was taking the beloved Casio F91 movement and shoving it into a case that killed most functionality. Well, what if you want the real deal, but want something, well, just plain colorful? These four new additions to the Casio F91 lineup should grab your eye, then.
It wasn’t all that long ago that I dipped my toes in the proverbial Porsche Design waters when I wrote about them here. Well, they just released another model in the 1919 lineup that I’ve a feeling will appeal to folks out there who consider themselves fans of chronographs – the Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback.
Perhaps this is just a matter of my own childhood, but I remember being fascinated by those calculators that had the light-up red numerals on their displays. When I found that those also showed up in watches, well, it was just a matter of time till I had one (and I did in the late 90s, a second-hand Fossil one that I found). They were cool, but viewing it in daylight was a disaster. There’s a newly reimagined version – the Hamilton PSR – that has a slight twist on that display technology, so here’s to hoping daylight visibility is better.
LVMH makes many things. They make watches, including Hublot, Zenith, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Fred, Dior and DeBeers. When they aren’t making watches, they also make perfumes for Dior, Guerlain, and Givenchy. But not right now. All that has come to a halt.
Arnold & Son occupies a sort of rarified air in my own headspace when it comes to categorizing watches. It’s definitely, firmly, in the world of luxury watches, but feels like one that is also firmly out of my own budget – and will remain so. And I’m not complaining – I’m just pointing out that internal stratification I have. That said, I still just really dig seeing what they’re doing. And while I tend to not go for a skeletonized watch that much, the Arnold & Son Nebula 38 really has got it going on.
By now, you should be quite familiar with the idea that Casio ProTrek watches are really designed for outdoors adventures. But what if you want a watch that won’t stand out like a DayGlo vest at the office? Then perhaps these latest additions to the Casio ProTrek PRTB50 lineup are what you’re looking for.
For years we’ve been hearing rumblings about the difficulty of obtaining ETA movements for non-Swatch Group brands. This has been a trainwreck-in-the-making for some years.