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The Compass (Windstar) with four cardinal directions and Astrolabe was invented to help sailors and captains to travel throughout the sea and they are synonymous for navigation, so this collection are inspired by the art of directing vessels through traditional practice, geometry, astronomy, and special instruments.
Some time ago I reviewed another watch from Alexander, the Brooklyn, NY based watch company. At that time it was their Olyn A420-01 automatic chronograph, a substantial and well made Swiss made watch, powered by the very popular Valjoux 7750 movement. For this review, I am reviewing the Alexander Vathos A501B-02 quartz dive watch. It is also Swiss made and powered by a Ronda 715 quartz movement. Rarely do I review quartz dive watches but this one deserves my attention.
Back in July of 2017, I reviewed the Von Doren Askla, a very well done Swiss quartz dress watch from Øyvind Von Doren Asbjørnsen in Norway. The Grandmaster Mark II has now been added to the collection, and it takes the whole dress watch experience to another level.
Normally I do not get too enamored over microbrand dress watches because there are so many of them out there and they tend to look similar. There are some standouts, however. Castle Watch Company from Northern California was started by two friends and it got up and running on Kickstarter in 2016.
I have this watch from AQUATICO Company (specialised Watch Company for underwater activities), for couple of months now and that was actually third one which I bought from them. I started with Pilot One then Aqua One and when was available, I bought Dolphin 3000m.
I always have a soft spot for bullhead watches especially when I had my first experience owning a Stuckx “The Bull”. This review is no surprisingly another bullhead model by Dart Watches, a new microbrand with a plan to launch its’ first model, Wahoo Chronograph on Kickstarter sometime in May 2018.
In 1989, I was a 10th grader and didn’t pay much attention to the news. I was busy trying to secure a date, get better at football and golf and generally act the awkward teenager. However, I do remember the wall coming down. It was a big deal. It was all over the news.
In creating the Spaceman, NEMINUS pays tribute to the astronauts who graced the infinite space to study, research and explore the unknown for the benefit of mankind and from different aspects of the astronauts training, space travel, space shuttles, experiences, etc.
Radius Watch Company is created by Harold Robb and his father 17 years ago and they already created and design watches for Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth universities. They have a successful KickStarter campaign with Grand Icon C & L. Black version is C series and Blue version is L series, so here is my Radius Grand Icon L watch from KickStarter campaign.
First off I want to say I like the Phoibos Wave Master a lot. With some design elements similar to the Tudor Black Bay and a few other watches, it is in my opinion an amazing watch for the money.