Stop everything, here’s the Feynman Cove

Stop everything, here’s the Feynman Cove

Review
I think that the title of this article says it all… The Feynman Cove is just a bomb. Some months ago I wrote a review about the One Eclipse and I was already speechless about the quality and the beauty of this piece. But now, the Cove… oh guys this watch is a stunner.I received the piece some weeks ago and I can't take it off my wrist anymore. It’s probably one of best watches I had the chance to try this year. The watch that Yong Keong Lim sent me is the Cove Vintage. At first I would prefer the Founder’s Edition (green) or the Eclypse (blue) because I really like colorful watches. But when I opened the parcel and saw this deep black watch, I immediately fell in…
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Review – EZA Sealander Black Watch

Review – EZA Sealander Black Watch

Story, Uncategorized
For those who follow me on the social networks you know the bad thing that happened to me some weeks ago. Someone stole a watch in a package that I received from EZA Watches for a review !! Yes I was soooo upset… The package was opened and unfortunately the watch was stolen. The thief left the case, but no more watch inside.This was a very disturbing situation for me as this was the first time in 11 years of activity in the watch industry that this happened to me.But this was just the start of this bad story. Indeed, some days after that, Adriaan (owner of the brand) decided to send me another sample of the 1972 for a review… But you know what ? The parcel never arrived…
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TBT – Dive into a vintage world

TBT – Dive into a vintage world

Vintage
Once you go down the rabbit hole of vintage watch collecting, it can be a difficult task to find your way back out again. With countless brands, designs, and price points to work with, not to mention the thrill of tracking down that elusive ‘rare bird’; there are many ways a collector can structure his collection. Some choose to solely focus on one brand or reference, whereas others are happy to simply go after designs they like and develop some variety. Over the years I’ve been actively collecting vintage watches, I’ve ended up building ‘collections within collections’, with Swiss, German and French skin divers being regular additions! Skin divers are lesser diving watches, in that they generally lack a depth rating and screw-in crown. What they forgot in actual diving…
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A Swiss watch created for adventurers and explorers – Laventure Marine

A Swiss watch created for adventurers and explorers – Laventure Marine

News
Everyone has an adventurous spirit hidden inside. Some of us have the luck to follow this spirit and fulfil our dreams. Inspired by the books of Jules Verne, Clement Gaud, an independent designer, photographer and filmmaker based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, took his journey to a next level. He wanted to create a watch that inspires adventures and that makes them happen – Laventure Marine.     The first series of Laventure watches are inspired by the diving watches of the 60’s, paying a tribute to the marine world. Laventure Marine was designed in Neuchâtel and manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, in two locations separated by only 18km. The watch comes in 41mm diameter steel case decorated with a game of polished and satin finishes. The beautiful case reminds of…
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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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Special offer on all Florijn watches

Special offer on all Florijn watches

News
Some watches are the result of a true labor of love, carefully developed with an eye for detail, with few expenses spared. Such watches usually reside in the higher price categories, but not always. It took two years for Florijn to develop its first, and currently only, model. A diver by name, but a desk diver in reality. That is actually a compliment because most diver watches are built to withstand rough seas, and depths even a nuclear submarine wouldn’t dare to go, yet the closest they ever get to water is when their owner washes their hands. The Florijn is not such a watch. It can most certainly stand its ground amongst the elite of diver’s watches, but chooses not to. Instead it focusses on being an all-round desk…
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Damien Koch – Owner and Designer of HOF Watches

Damien Koch – Owner and Designer of HOF Watches

News
We talked with Damien Koch – Owner and Designer of HOF Watches some months ago. We really like what he is doing with his brand. With passion as his fuel, Damien is a rising star in the independent horology scene. We were fortunate enough to sit with him and talk about his brand. He said to us things like « It took two and a half years to achieve the SEASHORE, and when you look at it, at the first glance, you find it “simple” and efficient. » It is quite extraordinary to note that Damien Koch, owner of HOF watches, is an independent watchmaker who works alone and who designed the watch, made the plans, managed the manufacturing of the parts, and finally assembles it all by himself. Damien loves a…
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The rise of the machines – Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch

The rise of the machines – Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch

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Smartwatches have now a few years of history - from the first connected watches, the Seiko RC Series in 1984 till the well-known Apple watch, the smart watches are considered by some the future of watchmaking, but this remains to be seen... Personally, I prefer to have a classic watch at my wrist, it doesn’t matter if it’s quartz or pure mechanical. I am tight to the telling time hands, I like to see them move and even if I have a smartwatch, I end up by wearing a watch at one wrist and a fitness band at the other’s wrist. I was very happy to hear, in 2015, about the appearance of the first series of Swiss Horological Smartwatches: Frederique Constant, Mondaine and Alpina using the new Horological Smartwatch…
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Casio G-Shock Finally Releases Quad Sensor Gulfmaster

Casio G-Shock Finally Releases Quad Sensor Gulfmaster

News
It has been a long wait for G-shock fans because already at the Baselworld watch fair of this year, did Casio announce the new Gulfmaster. Why all the excitement? Well, this is the very first time that Casio G-shock combines a water depth sensor with a atmospheric pressure sensor (altimeter/barometer), temperature sensor (thermometer), and magnetic sensor for compass readings in a single watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=o-nGmDBjFH8 The new Gulfmaster was developed especially with coast guard personnel in mind. They indeed have to operate under extremely challenging conditions in which the functions of the G-shock can come in handy, but quite frankly even when you have a less demanding trip in mind, the Gulfmaster will be a great companion. The atmospheric pressure sensor is especially handy because it can help predict sudden change in…
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Komrade Watches: Kiwi Tough

Komrade Watches: Kiwi Tough

News
Field watches have always intrigued me, because they have to be multi-purpose, and they have to be tough. So I was more than delighted to see that Komrade watches from New Zealand, selected this type of watch as inaugural model. Surprisingly, also this brand has decided to bypass crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, and go out on their own. Like many field-watches is also the Komrade initially build as a divers watch. A lot of people are worried about water and humidity entering the case, but dust and sand can wreck havoc on a watch movement as well. With 300 meter water resistant neither one is a problem for the Komrade. But to last as a field watch you need more then being water- and dust proof. That is why Komrade…
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