Review – Pantor Nautilus

Review – Pantor Nautilus

Pantor is a recently introduced watch brand that specializes exclusively in dive watches.  The story behind the company is the founder’s father was in the watch business.  The founder, though trained in architecture, was able to enlist help from contacts made in his...
Review – Stoic Sports Watch

Review – Stoic Sports Watch

Recently I reviewed The Chronograph from STOIC, a new microbrand started by the well known English watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin.  Currently there are three watches in the STOIC line and for this review I have the STOIC Sports watch, which as the name indicates, is...
Review – NOWA Shaper Smart Watch

Review – NOWA Shaper Smart Watch

NOWA is a relatively new watch brand in a category that is best described as the hybrid smart watch or smart travel watch.  In this case the watch looks like a conventional minimalist analog watch, but when linked to your smart phone with Bluetooth the watch can do...
Review – NODUS Retrospect

Review – NODUS Retrospect

Photo courtesy of NODUS NODUS Watches is a new Los Angeles based microbrand that should really be noticed.  The company has developed two exquisite lines of watches at this time, the Contrail and the Retrospect.  For this review I have a Retrospect in Industrial...
Review – Pontvs Fonderia Navale Veneto

Review – Pontvs Fonderia Navale Veneto

New watch brands are emerging from all over the world, with many having the idea of using well proven components with a unique mix of elements.  For this review I have the Pontvs Fonderia Navale Veneto, one of three lines from the company.  Currently Pontvs is...
Review – Crafter Blue Professional Diver’s Watches

Review – Crafter Blue Professional Diver’s Watches

Crafter Blue is a new Hong Kong based watch company begun in 2013 by Steve Chan, a Seiko enthusiast.  The first product line manufactured by Crafter Blue was and is their high end curved rubber straps, primarily made for various Seiko dive watches.  No one else makes...