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TW Steel Icon TW 622 Review

December 5, 2010

Tw622-main As a follow up of our review of the TW Steel RF1 TW 680 Chrono, today we will look at the TW622, an excellent example of TW Steel design philosophy. Bold, oversized and styled with a purpose. The TW 622 is part of the Icon collection that highlights a large flat case with an aviation style dial and strap, and is finished with an oversized crown.

  • Miyota 2415 Quartz movement
  • 45x15mm 316L stainless steel case. 
  • Mineral Crystal
  • 50m WR
  • Black Leather Strap
  • Available in 50mm size
  • MSRP: $225

 

 

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Morpheus Passagen Review

November 29, 2010

Face-2 If you're an H.R. Giger fan, then today's review should set your heart aflutter. This is the Morpheus Passagen, and I can pretty much guarantee you've never seen one like it. Let's start with the facts:

  • 33mm wide by 42.4mm tall, 10.4mm thick. 80g on the calfskin leather strap.
  • PVD-coated 316L stainless steel case
  • Swiss ETA 2824 movement, handwinding and hacking with 42 hour power reserve.
  • Keyhole-shaped sapphire crystal
  • Water resistant to 50m (165ft)
  • Signed 6.5mm non-screw-down crown
  • Available in black or yellow dial, and also in gold-plated case
  • 50-piece limited edition in each color combination, numbered caseback.

Read on for the full review.

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Review of the Phosphor World Time E Ink Watch

November 7, 2010

Phosphor_world_time Thanks to emerging technology, the digital watch is seeing a resurgence of popularity. So what does it take to stand out among the giants like Timex and Casio? Phosphor Watches has been making E Ink based watches for some time, and they recently released the World Time. The World Time features a curved E Ink display that is form-fitted to your wrist. The extreme contrast of the e-ink paired with the ability to track any timezone makes for a potent package for the digital connoisseur.

Here are the specs:

  • Curved E-Ink display.
  • 35x9.3mm thick (5mm at edge).
  • Twin timezone display.
  • 5 user-selectable display modes.
  • 50m WR.
  • MSRP of $150-$195.

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Review of the TW Steel RF1 CEO Tech

October 31, 2010

IMG_0975 TW Steel is a young but adventurous watch brand founded in Amsterdam only five short years ago. The name stands for "The Watch in Steel" and is the mission statement that can be seen guiding their brand through the tumultuous process of launching a watch company. They have strong ties to all levels of motorsports, and have developed a solid brand identity in building large watches with bold and flashy style.

The TW680 RF1 CEO Tech is a quartz chronograph with a little extra style. It was designed in partnership with the Renault F1 Team, and the entire line is a departure from the usual TW Steel look and style. Let's start with some facts:

  • 44x14mm case.
  • OS25 quartz chronograph movement from Miyota.
  • 1/20th of a second resolution.
  • Date display.
  • 316L case.
  • Sapphire crystal.
  • 100m WR.
  • Silicon rubber strap.
  • MSRP of $750.

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Review of the Yema YMHF0310 Diver

October 19, 2010

Yema-main Yema watches recently went through a re-brand and a model lineup overhaul. With a history that dates back to the late 40's in France, there are many watches in their past. In fact, at one time, I even owned a Yema Seaspider Auto. It was a rugged yet slim diver powered by a Seiko automatic movement, and was one of the few watches I regret selling.

The new Yema expands on its past with series of new collections (Diver, Land, Pilot, Racing, and Limited Editions) based largely on quartz movements. In this review, we will take an in-depth look at the YMHF0310 300m Diver: an all digital divers watch that focuses on practical features and a simple user interface.

Let's start with the details:

  • 47x15.5mm.
  • 22mm lugs.
  • Chrono, temperature, countdown timer, time zone, and depth meter.
  • EL Backlight.
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet.
  • Digital display.
  • Mineral glass crystal.
  • Bidirectional bezel.
  • High-gloss black PVD.
  • MSRP of $695 (Watch Report readers can use the coupon code "watchreport25" for 25% off).

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Review of the Bianci Red Burn Out 7060

October 12, 2010

FaceToday's review is of the Red Burn Out 7060 from the Bianci Pro Racing line. A mens watch with a racing theme, this one is designed to really stand out. Let's start with the specifications:

  • Stainless steel case and bracelet with screwdown caseback and non-screwed crown.
  • Sapphire crystal.
  • Swiss quartz 30-minute chronograph movement with date.
  • 120-click unidirectional bezel.
  • 49mm by 15.3mm thick, 52.6mm at the crown, 260g with all links.
  • Bracelet is 5-link, solid links and endlinks, 24mm non-tapering, fliplock with pushbutton release and signed clasp with screws rather than pins.
  • Water resistant to 100m (330ft).
  • Blued hands and indices; mother-of-pearl subdials.
  • Lume on hands and indices.
  • List price $599; $329 on the Bianci website. (Watch Report readers can get an additional 20% off with the discount code "watchreppr7060".)

Please read on for the full review and pictures.

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Review of The Artego 300m Diver

October 10, 2010

IMG_0311 With the 300m diver, Artego Watches has officially joined the nearly endless mass of indie or boutique dive watch manufacturers available to the web-savvy buyer. But the question is, do they stand out?

As many indie brands have enjoyed a vogue spotlight, competition is fierce, yet the 300m Diver has been enjoying a steady stream of positive reviews in the online collector space. Artego was kind enough to send us a review unit so we could take a closer look for ourselves.

Here are the details:

  • 316L stainless steel case.
  • Miyota 8215 movement (40 hr reserve).
  • 45x15.5mm.
  • Sapphire Crystal with internal AR.
  • 120 click unidirectional bezel.
  • Stainless steel bracelet.
  • 300m/990ft water resistant.
  • Available with PVD coating (not shown).
  • Options for black, blue or orange dials.
  • Retail price of $350 - $400 USD.

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Review of the Bianci H262LWS

October 7, 2010

Face We don't have as many reviews of women's watches as we should, so this one will be a welcome addition. Say hello to a newcomer, Bianci Watches, and their ceramic model H262LWS. Let's start off with specifications:

  • Swiss quartz movement using a conventional battery.
  • 38.4mm wide by 12.2mm thick; 42.7mm across if you include the crown.
  • Cubic zirconias on the bezel in two concentric rings.
  • 140g with all bracelet links.
  • Non-locking butterfly deployant clasp.
  • Ceramic case and bracelet.
  • Sapphire crystal.
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft).
  • Lumed hands.
  • $329 from the Bianci website (get 20% off with the discount code "watchreph262").

Please read on for the full review and pictures.

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Review of the Casio Pathfinder PAG-240

September 29, 2010

Pathfinder-PAG-240-main Casio recently updated their mid-range Pathfinder lineup -- the "Solar Triple Sensor" line -- by adding the PAG-240 which sports a series of refinements. The Pathfinder line is famous for melding large LCD screens with navigational and atmospheric data, all in a wrist-top package. The Casio PAG-240 uses a new duplex screen, and a new manner of navigating its many features.

  • Plastic resin case
  • 51 x 15.5mm, 65g
  • Casio 3246 movement (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Solar powered
  • Compass
  • Altimeter
  • Barometer
  • Thermometer
  • Sunrise/sunset timer
  • Duplex LCD (two layers)
  • Countdown timer
  • World time
  • Automatic Calendar
  • Auto back-light with afterglow feature
  • Resin strap
  • Retail price of $250
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Video Review of the Orient Mako XL (CEM75001B)

September 22, 2010

Orient-mako-xl-main If you have spent any time on watch collector forums or amongst budget-minded watch collectors, Orient watches are going to come up. They are a well known brand making affordable and reliable watches for a wide range of styles competing at the Seiko/Citizen range. We previously reviewed the CEM75001B and its smaller brother the CEM65001B (in conjunction with our twitter contest), but thought the Mako XL needed the video treatment. Here is a refresher:

  • Movement: Orient 46943
  • Power Reserve: 40 Hours
  • Crystal: Mineral
  • Case: Solid stainless steel
  • Size: 44.5x13.3
  • Dial: Black
  • Bezel: Black, 60 click uni-directional
  • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Water Resist: 200m/660ft
  • Retail: $250 (use the promo code watchreport50 to get 50% off that)

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