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Borealis Watch Company is based in Portugal and currently offers six different dive watches as well as straps and bezels. For this review I have been graciously loaned the Oceanaut, the case of which is their first to be manufactured from aluminum bronze.

For this review I have an example of the women’s, model S.8-36-006. This 36 mm diameter automatic timepiece is an ideal everyday watch. Grayton offers the watch in numerous combinations of face colors, straps and bracelets.

Aragon is no newcomer in the watch industry and in fact, it started way back in September 1991 as Android USA before recently renamed as is today. Founded by Mr. Wing Liang and based out of Florida, he has always been driven by a constant desire to exceed the expectations of watch enthusiasts.

This is the first bronze watch of any type that I have been able to review.  Makara is a Canadian brand that offers this watch in two models, the Hawksbill and the Sea Turtle.  The only difference that I can determine between the two models is the design of the hands and indices.  For this review I have a Sea Turtle with the maroon face.  

Vorque watches is a new watch brand currently in the pre crowdfunding stage to initially produce three versions of their men’s dress watch under the line name of Vorque Constantine. The watches are designed in Singapore and Hong Kong, manufactured in Hong Kong and China and use Swiss ETA 2824-2 movements.

Now there is a watch review title that makes you wonder; what does it mean? DM1936 is a military themed Asian watch company that currently offers four lines of watches under the names Air Force, Army, Navy and Tourbillon. For this review I have the Air Force model BV-138-BLE.

Draken is back with a new model release that is aiming high. After the success of the Tugela dive watch, fellow South African turned Kiwi Michael Blythe designed the Peregrine pilot watch. The tool watch sensibility returns and delivers an elegant understated design with a clever design element, the colour changing logo.

I recently had my first opportunity to attend a WatchBuys Road Show in San Francisco, California.  If you are interested in high quality German watches, particularly tool watches, I highly recommend attending these shows, if you are in the cities where they are held.