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Hands-On With The Triwa Humanium 39 Automatic

HomeWatch ReviewHands-On With The Triwa Humanium 39 Automatic Watch ReviewHands-On With The Triwa Humanium 39 Automatic Swedish watch made of weapons seized in Latin America by Tomas Rosputinsky May 29, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Triwa Humanium 39 AutomaticTriwa doesn’t have an awe-inspiring design, but it combines a unique story with a good cause. At the end of last year, the brand added an automatic movement to the family of Humanium watches. Is it a good watch or is it just good marketing?
In the past, there have been watches with dials made of wood or cases made of stone, like the Tissot RockWatch we reviewed on TimeTravel. A few weeks ago Gerard introduced The Gyre SeaCleaner, the world’s first sports watch made out of recycled fishing nets from the Indian Ocean. Swedish Triwa, that you might remember from its April’s Fool Comb-Over watch, took it even one step further. The cases of Triwa Humanium watches are made of metal derived from melted illegal firearms.
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Introducing The Montblanc 1858 Automatic 24H

HomeWatch TalkIntroducing The Montblanc 1858 Automatic 24H Watch TalkIntroducing The Montblanc 1858 Automatic 24H Montblanc has created a watch for the true explorer by Jorg Weppelink May 22, 2020 MIN READIntroducing The Montblanc 1858 Automatic 24HFor its new introductions for 2020, Montblanc puts a lot of focus on expanding the 1858 collection. The 1858 collection is inspired by the Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s. Tool watches that were created mostly for military use and mountain exploration. The all-new Montblanc 1858 Automatic 24H fits perfectly in the 1858 collection and adds its own dose of quirkiness.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw the Montblanc 1858 Automatic 24H was the thought of me flipping through the pages of the Grote Bosatlas as a young boy. It’s the Dutch equivalent of the British Oxford Atlas of the World and was first published in 1877. The Grote Bosatlas is a Dutch institution that still captures the heart of many young Dutch boys and girls. ..

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Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic In Polished Ceramic

HomeWatch of the WeekBvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic In Polished Ceramic Watch of the WeekBvlgari Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic In Polished Ceramic Sleek, stealthy, and sophisticated… by Rob Nudds May 18, 2020 MIN READ Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic In Polished Ceramic Purists take cover. The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic in polished ceramic cares not for your feelings. It is here to be heard, so there’s no point ignoring what it has to say.
External ceramic components used to raise eyebrows. These days, any brand not exploring the possibilities of this fascinating material could be accused of sticking its head in the sand. Sure, it is highly unlikely that ceramic, however versatile and beautiful it is, will ever take the place..

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Hands-On: Norqain Adventure Sport Automatic N1000

HomeHands-OnHands-On: Norqain Adventure Sport Automatic N1000 Hands-OnNorqainHands-On: Norqain Adventure Sport Automatic N1000 What happens if watch industry vets start a brand? by Robert-Jan Broer May 07, 2020 MIN READHands-On: Norqain Adventure Sport Automatic N1000By now, you probably have heard about Norqain. The brand that was founded in 2018 by Ben Küffer, is gaining popularity and appreciated by many enthusiasts. But what makes them so special? In this hands-on review, I will take a closer look at the Norqain Adventure Sport Automatic reference N1000.
A young brand that gets the support of Swiss watch industry vets like Ben Küffer’s father Marc (+25 years at a private label watch manufacturer) and Ted Schneider (former Breitling), probably knows what it is doing and therefore I am curious to give one of their watches a try. On my wrist is the Norqain Adventure Sport Automatic reference N1000, on a black rubber strap.

Norqain Adventure Sport AutomaticIf you wonder what Norqain m..

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Seiko Prospex Automatic SRP777 “Turtle”

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Seiko Prospex Automatic SRP777 “Turtle” Sunday Morning ShowdownSeikoSunday Morning Showdown: Seiko Prospex Automatic SRP777 “Turtle” Rate it or hate it? Whose side are you on? by Rob Nudds April 19, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Seiko Prospex Automatic SRP777 “Turtle”In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week we celebrate/denigrate everyone’s favorite hero in a half shell, the Seiko Prospex Automatic SRP777 “Turtle”.
It’s hard to hate such a solid, well-built, well-regarded beater like the SRP777. For the price, it’s even harder to get something “better”. But as our res..

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Breitling Launches Navitimer Automatic 35 For Women

HomeWatch ReleasesBreitling Launches Navitimer Automatic 35 For Women Watch ReleasesBreitlingBreitling Launches Navitimer Automatic 35 For Women Breitling reimagines its iconic style of Navitimer to create a new women’s collection by Karina Kwiatkowska April 17, 2020 MIN READBreitling Launches Navitimer Automatic 35 For WomenBreitling’s newest elegant but sporty timepieces are moving the women’s watchmaking towards a new kind of youth-influenced, minimalistic aesthetic. The latest Navitimer 35mm collection perfectly captures classic codes which are true to Breitling’s DNA, while taking a modern approach to the brand’s signature model.
The Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 comes with four different dials: mother-of-pearl, blue, copper, and silver. The case — available in stainless steel, 18-karat red gold, and also a mixture of the two — measures 35 mm in diameter and just 9.92 mm thick. The case itself is sporty and modern, while the size makes the whole design more feminine and elegant..

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Omega Seamaster Automatic CK 2657 — 52Mondayz, Week #16-2020

Home52MondayzOmega Seamaster Automatic CK 2657 — 52Mondayz, Week #16-2020 52MondayzOmega Seamaster Automatic CK 2657 — 52Mondayz, Week #16-2020 A vintage Omega for a week of home office. by Balazs Ferenczi April 13, 2020 MIN READOmega Seamaster Automatic CK 2657 — 52Mondayz, Week #16-2020It’s Easter Monday, we have a bank holiday, the weather is excellent, yet we still have to stay inside. Despite what’s going on outside, I still need to pick a watch to wear for the week. Believe it or not, it will be my vintage Omega Seamaster Automatic reference CK 2657.
I love vintage. Not just watches. Anything. Cars, bikes, quirky objects, you name it. I have more vintage watches than new ones. So, going with a timepiece from a bygone era is a no-brainer for me. Although I have to say going with a watch in general kind of was. Because, let’s be honest, who wears a watch these days?
Seamaster Automatic CK 2657So, this week will be a challenge that I’m ready to take. The watch I picked is an excitin..

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Hands-On: Traveling With The Rado Captain Cook 42mm Automatic Bronze Watch

There is a crucial moment that every watch collector faces before a multi-day excursion: choosing watches to wear. My personal go-to for changing time zones includes a GMT for tracking home time and a rugged dive watch for everyday wear. Fate, in the form of a press release from Rado, showed up two days before I was scheduled to leave for Tamarindo, Costa Rica, with an offer to review its new Captain Cook dive watch, reference R32504315 | 01.763.0504.3.131 Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze with the 42mm-wide case. I told the very responsive Rado rep if he could get me the watch before I left, it would become my traveling companion on the trip for a hard-core review. Just hours before departure, I was unboxing this bronze beauty and tossing it in the carry-on bag. Welcome to the manifest, Captain.
The Blancpain 50 Fathoms and its counterpart, the Rolex Submariner, have collectively set the standard by which all other dive watches should be measured. Like the Eames chair, they sport al..

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Bulova ‘Joseph Bulova’ Breton Automatic Limited-Edition Watch Review

Getting a square or rectangular watch done right is a real challenge, which is why elegant angular watches are relatively rare. Bulova’s Swiss Made collection of timepiece is now known as the “Joseph Bulova collection” (named of course after the brand’s eponymous founder). A few years ago the higher-end “Swiss Made” product at Bulova came under the “Accu-Swiss” collection, a name that has recently been deprecated. The reason for this change of name (and the watches are quite different, too) is that Bulova wishes to avoid name confusion with its owned mark, “Accutron.” Bulova is about to re-launch Accutron with a new collection, so making sure consumers are not confused is critical at this time.
Joseph Bulova collection watches right now include a small assortment of low- (or limited) production timepieces with Swiss Made ETA mechanical movements and rather classic styles. I will, however, say that the classic styles are curated and transformed for today’s tastes. Rather than merely ap..

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Rotary Heritage Titanium Automatic GS05249/04 Watch Review

If you aren’t English, there is a good chance you haven’t heard of Rotary Watches. I happen not to be English, but being in the watch industry, I am the exception, having visited the headquarters of Rotary Watches in London a few years ago to hear about its story. Several decades ago, Rotary Watches donned the wrists of many British people with their practical pricing and Continental approach to design. Today, Rotary Watches still exists, being run out of England (not under English ownership, as I understand) and with a similar approach to value. 2020 is apparently the brand’s 125th anniversary, as the company began in 1895.
width=”560″ height=”314″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> To commemorate the occasion, Rotary has released a few limited-edition watches that are as decent to look at as they are to wear on the wrist. The sportiest of them (as of early 2020) is this Rotary Limited-Edition Heritage Titanium Automatic reference GS05249/04. While I generally like this watch, I find..