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...
Review – Armand Nicolet, A superb Swiss dress diver

Review – Armand Nicolet, A superb Swiss dress diver

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.   Armand Nicolet is an approximately 140 year old Swiss watch company that was sold by...
Review – Phoibos Reef Master

Review – Phoibos Reef Master

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. The Reef Master is my...
Review – Cavenago Tricolore II

Review – Cavenago Tricolore II

Cavenago is a third generation, Milan, Italy based watch company that specializes in watches that really interest me.  First, dive watches are among my favorite type of watch.  Second, the brand is not highly recognized in the watch world.  Third, they only produce...