Calvin Jr – Commander Series Watch

Calvin Jr – Commander Series Watch

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Crowdfunding has become a primary source for new watch products and Calvin Jr is not at his first attempt. Indeed, the brand based in Hong Kong has already achieved two campaigns with great success. (You can discover them here : Velocita and Airspeed. Today they are back on Kickstarter with a new outstanding timepiece inspired by aircraft. Before I start to describe the piece I must confess something to you ... I'm a fan! I love its design and I really love having it on my wrist. This is, I think, a watch with originality / sportiness / quality and price ratio that is excellent. So now let’s have a look the watch. The Commander series offer you the possibility to get a statement watch without breaking the bank as…
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The East and the West of the Brillier Americana Chapter 2 collection

The East and the West of the Brillier Americana Chapter 2 collection

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The Brillier Watch Company is a brand from the US, Arizona to be exact, that takes a big pride from designing and manufacturing their watches in the USA. The Chapter 2 of the Americana collection pays a tribute to the railroad pocket watches used in the era of the American railroad system creation. The railroads were the most important shaping factor of the American history. One of the biggest dates in the railroad history was May 10, 1869: The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. That day, the East and the West united. To mark this significant moment, Brillier Watches released the Chapter 2 East and Chapter 2 West watches. [caption id="attachment_3213" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The East timepiece in gold can be easy identified with the…
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Perlon straps for the summer

Perlon straps for the summer

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As summer is there it’s now the time to put some colors on your wrist and we think that the Perlon strap is a good solution. Stop wearing your heavy steel bracelet and choose something a bit more lightweight. I must admit that when I first saw a perlon strap I was not sure what to think about. But, I’m a watch enthusiast and so I love different kind of straps and bracelets… So why not a Perlon? The pattern of the perlon strap is really nice and makes it very attractive; It adds texture and character to the strap and it’s ultra breathable. I personally choose the strap from WatchBandit to enhance my style during this hot season. Perlon watch straps are 100% water proof, so they are ideal…
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Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

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Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) and Oris Watches unite forces once again for saving what is left of the coral reefs. Unfortunately, more than 90% of the world’s corals are already lost. What is left of it is in great danger. CRF, a Florida-based, nonprofit conservation organisation and Oris Watches organised a special event in Key Largo, Florida to launch the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition.   [caption id="attachment_3188" align="aligncenter" width="1020"] The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition is a magnificent diver watch designed and produced in the spirit of the new Oris Aquis collection.[/caption]   During the event, CRF founder Ken Nedimeyr said: “I’m very happy that we have been able to partner with Oris. Their experience of supporting ocean conservation projects means they understood immediately what we want to achieve…
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From Texas with passion – DuFrane Bergstrom

From Texas with passion – DuFrane Bergstrom

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You might ask yourself what have in common a pilot, Austin Texas, war heroes, history and watches. The answer is simple: a watch passionate and collector, Steven Lee decided to fulfil his hobby and a dream. His dream was kept safe from the outside world in a notebook. All of his drawings and notes were not intended to become a real watch. Till one day… in this way the Bergstrom watch was born. [caption id="attachment_3178" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] DuFrane Bergstrom has a matte finish that fit perfectly the Pilot themed watch[/caption] DuFrane Bergstrom watch is dedicated to a WWII hero, Captain John August Earl Bergstrom - the first native Austinite killed during the war. He was stationed in the Philippines at Clark Field during WWII. Captain Bergstrom was killed by the…
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The passion for a special car expressed in a special watch – the Tenera Watches

The passion for a special car expressed in a special watch – the Tenera Watches

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We always said that the cars and the watches go perfect together: an expression of power, design and engineering. It is often met that fans of cars and car races end up in designing a watch that reflects their love for the motor world. In this case, Ron de Jong from Valkenburg - Netherlands has a real passion for Lancia Delta Integrale Evo. He is impressed not only by the car itself but also by the symbol that it represents. This car was a technical achievement, ahead of her time with an impressive racing and wins portfolio. The Delta Integrale was the inspiration source for his watch – the Tenera. [caption id="attachment_3168" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Tenera watch is a great match to the legendary Lancia Delta Integrale Evo[/caption] The entire watch…
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The Moon Watch by Bulova

The Moon Watch by Bulova

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Did you know that Bulova was on the Moon ?... On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 made lunar history and with it a Bulova moon pilot chronograph. Customized for lunar conditions, the watch could precisely track time and ensure that no one ran out of oxygen, water or battery power in the portable life-support-system backpack. Dave Scott's Bulova chronograph which reached the moon was sold in 2015 on auction for 1625000 USD… Oh yeah Dave Scott was the spacecraft commander of Apollo 15. And now you will say :”John why talking about million Dollars watch while Watchisthis is focused on watches priced under 2500$?”. My answer is simple : Affordable “Re-edition”. Nice thing is that Bulova reissued the Moonwatch in a modern version at the very affordable price of 550…
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Watch I Love : Pangaea Day Date by Meistersinger

Watch I Love : Pangaea Day Date by Meistersinger

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In the Westphalian city of Münster, Germany, there is a small watch manufacturer - MeisterSinger. They are best known for their single-hand watches which are based on the idea of the very old watches with only one hand and antique solar watches. From the MeisterSinger Collection, I really like the Pangaea Day/Date. These watches have not only the charm of the single hand pieces but they are also really practical thanks to the day and date display. My favourite one from the Pangaea Collection is the reference PDD908 with a sunburst blue dial. I love the whole dial of this one with its white printed indexes and Arabic numerals. It really gives a nice contrast and a perfect visibility of all the informations. Interesting thing about this piece is that the date ring turns clockwise and the day…
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3000m under the sea – Andersmann Deep Ocean

3000m under the sea – Andersmann Deep Ocean

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Andersmann is a young brand born from passion. It all started with a diver watch given, many years ago, by a father to his son. The happy kid grew up to be a dive watch collector adult. Later, an idea was born: to create watches to fulfil all the wished heavy specifications at affordable prices. In 2014, Raymond Chan, the happy kid, founded the Andersmann brand. The intention was clear: superior quality dive watches with the best available Swiss made movements. Now, the brand is in the third year of existence and has three collections: Oceanmaster I, Oceanmaster II and Deep Ocean. The watch we are presenting today is the latest addition to the Deep Ocean collection: the Ref. ANN0982. [caption id="attachment_3129" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Andersmann ANN0982 is a true diver…
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A tribute to a horological icon – Hamilton Intra-matic 68 Autochrono

A tribute to a horological icon – Hamilton Intra-matic 68 Autochrono

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In the last years, an entire wave of vintage-looking watches or re-editions of some iconic timepieces hit the market. As for example we have the Marloe Lomond Chronoscope or the Straton Syncro, both reviewed by Watchisthis?!. From the “old” brands, we can remember the Ball Engineer II Genesis, released at their 125 years brand anniversary. The list is long and it doesn’t make sense to enumerate all. We are just pleased to see there is a public for all new or old designs. Hamilton, with a history started in 1892, decided to bring on the market again a beautiful chronograph released in the ‘60s – the Chrono-matic. This watch is now a collector’s piece. Back then, the first version was a panda dial with white background and black chronograph sub-dials.…
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