Hemel 24: Rugged or refined?

When it comes to affordable watches, some people focus on crowdfunding websites to find their next watch, while there are a lot of watches out there from established microbrands. One of those brands is Hemel. This US based brand makes military-inspired watches. As cool as this may sound, many people forget that military watches, in general, where never the most …

EXE WATCH: Affordable Smart Watch For iOS & Android

When it comes to smart watches, your decision is limited by the phone you have. An Apple Watch is of little use without an iPhone, and the same goes for any Android-powered smart watch. Exe Watch is going to fix this with the very first smart watch that can handle both. The Exe Watch comes in two different versions, the …

Foto Nouveau Delights In Details

Foto Nouveau doesn’t sound like a watch brand, yet it is. Just like TACS, which we reported earlier, are the watches of Foto Nouveau designed with the world of photography in mind. Their approach is quite different but stands out none the less. One of the great things about the watches of Foto Nouveau is that the whole watch doesn’t …

Are There Any Affordable Watches At The SIHH 2017?

With the SIHH 2017 in full swing, many watch enthusiasts follow the news just to see what kind of new masterpieces will hit the market. For many this will be especially a visual spectacle, because even after vigorous saving, many of the new watches are still out of reach. But between all these expensive watches there was all of a …

Affordable at Auction: Longines La Grande Classique

La Grande Classique, has there every been a more promising name? The great thing is that this Longines even lives up to its name. Although the majority of them are round, the brand also made a charming tonneau version, and Fellows is auctioning one off that comes complete with the original bracelet which features very fine links. According to the …

Tangramatic Launches The Hyperion

Tangramatic takes the next step in the development of the brand with the Hyperion. Where the previous models were quite minimalist, the Hyperion takes on a more extrovert approach. Very loosely based on the B-type pilots watch, the Hyperion goes crazy on SuperLuminova, and we love it! The dial makes for a very expressive watch, and despite being different from …

YES Equilibrium: Delightfully Different

YES is a brand that has been around for nearly two decades, and that has served a loyal group of enthusiasts. Quite honestly it is very hard to describe a YES watch, but perhaps the best description would that if the ancient Egyptians or Maya’s were alive today, they would wear a YES watch. Now they are launching a new …

Rpaige: A New Lease On Life For Magnificent Movements

It’s difficult to pinpoint what is the highlight of the career of Richard Paige. He founded several watch stores, as well as Timezone.com, and he is a fourth generation watchmaker. Passion for watches runs deep with him, and that is making his current venture even more unique. First, we need to get back into time. In the late 1890’s up …

Divided By Zero βeta Series: Scientifically Approved

Good design combined with an affordable price goes a long way. Especially when that design is thought through and meaningful. Divided by Zero has already done that once, and now does it again on Kickstarter with the βeta Series. The design of these watches is inspired by the work of great scientists of the past. Their collection is quite extensive, …

Casio Pro Trek Smart: Brawn and Brains

Casio is known to be able to build watches that can withstand quite a beating. With the introduction of the new Pro Trek Smart, the brawn has now also gotten a brain and an even more impressive one as was introduced last year. Next to updated looks does the new Pro Trek Smart now come with a low-power GPS. Casio …