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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.
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.
Virtually all of the dive watches I have reviewed have been just that, dive watches. For this review I have a dive watch that is different, which I classify as a dress dive watch.
STOIC is a new microbrand, developed by Peter Speake-Marin, the original founder of Speake-Marin, a Swiss-based manufacturer known for limited edition high-end watches.
The second edition of the International Festival of Independent Watch Brands, AuroChronos 2018, will take place in Lodz in the last weekend of September (29th – 30th).
Back in 2016, I was invited by TACS to review their sample model, Automatic Vintage Lens (AVL) which was then launched on Kickstarter (successfully raised ~HK$800k) and the first version being limited edition, were all sold out after that. Back in August, I was re-invited again by TACS to check out their newer version of Automatic Vintage Lens (AVL2), and how could I say no to such a beautifully designed watch and also a chance for me to compare what has changed from the first version.
Phoibos is becoming a big name in the microbrand dive watch world, regularly bringing out high quality, high value lines of watches. The watches satisfying almost every one of my dive watch hot buttons but without a major brand mark up price.
As a watch reviewer, I am fortunate enough to always be linked up with brand owners directly through a mutual friend or sometime through the watches itself. I was lucky to be introduced to Havaan Tuvali early this year, by Minxiang of Watch Wonderland. Knowing that I...
I felt very fortunate to be in Singapore where I am surrounded with many choices of local Microbrand such as Zelos, Boldr, Regia, Vilhelm and many more as the list is shockingly a lot. Besides that, I do get options of retail shops that offers and display a wide range...
Aquatico is a Hong Kong based watch brand that specializes in “Precision Diving Watches’” For this review I am looking at a watch from their Blue Angels line, which is NOT one of their dive watches.