The Helson Gauge is a beautiful watch with a distinct look and serious dive capabilities, but as Helson says on their website, it may not be “everybody’s cup of tea”. Modeled after a vintage depth gauge, the Gauge itself is a robust 47 mm in diameter and 22 mm tall, making it one of the larger watches on the market. But all this size is for a good reason, as it adds to the desired aesthetic of a vintage dive instrument.
Titanium is a great material to work with in many different applications. It’s strong, light and has a great color as well. It’s a perfect material for watches. The OCEAN7 LM-2 uses titanium for it’s casing and achieves a fantastic looking result. Everything on the LM-2 is in the right place and although it is a large watch it feels balanced, because of the sizing and proportions throughout. And it achieves all of this while saving weight due to its titanium construction.
We are very excited to announce that James Helms, founder of REALWatchReview will be joining the worn&wound team. James is a veteran of the watch review game, and brings a wealth of knowledge of affordable watches to the site.
The Magrette Regattare 2011 is conceptually a very interesting watch. Its super compressor functionality and cushion style case, give the Regattare decidedly classic undertones. But layered on top of this classical foundation is a sporty, rather modern veneer. Not to mention that the watch boasts 500 M water resistance, a feature not common in a watch priced at under $550.
A few months ago, we did a roundup of military style strap manufacturers, and since that time we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from w&w readers. Clearly you guys are hip to nylon straps. Well, there’s a new strap company on the market that has some pretty unique products. The company is DubStraps, and we’re pretty sure that what they’re offering, you won’t find anywhere else.
Back in September we wrote about the Steinhart Apollon when it was first announced. We were excited to see such a unique new watch with a look and feel that you don’t really see anywhere else on the market. Well, Steinhart has done it again with the recent release of the Apollon Chronograph, which takes the unique charm of the Apollon a step further.
“Stay minimal, be bold.” So say the design principles of the New Zealand watch company Magrette. The company’s founder, Dion Wynyard McAsey, was nice enough to forward worn&wound a Regattare 2011 for review, and from my brief time with the watch, I can certainly see how this design ethos has been injected into the piece.