The Xetum Stinson is a watch that we’ve been curious about for quite some time. Known for its uniquely minimal design and Swiss made credentials, it stands to reason that this is a watch that has received a rather positive response from the watch community. And the Xetum brand itself is quite unique, but without trying too hard. Located in San Francisco, the company is committed to not only quality design but also sustainable operations, having taken several steps to limit their environmental impact. So we were excited to receive a Stinson for a few weeks of wear and closer consideration.
Previously on worn&wound we’ve discussed those watches or watch brands that manage to achieve superb design and quality in a surprisingly / unbelievably affordable price point. Think Steinhart with their $400, ETA powered pieces, or the $200 Maratac Pilot with a quality automatic and sapphire crystal the size of your head.
The Stowa Seatime Prodiver is a watch that lives up to its name. True to its brand lineage, the Prodiver hits all the marks for quality that you’d expect from a watch produced by an 85 year old company. It also has the capability to withstand far more than your average dive enthusiast can throw at it.
It’s been a few weeks since I received my Seiko 65 chrono, and in that time it has become a staple of my watch rotation. Its style is versatile, and as I mentioned in my initial impressions, the chronograph offers unique functionality. Since first getting the 65, I’ve addressed my only major gripe with the watch, its strap, with zulu and bond straps. Pictures and more after the jump.
Where do I even begin to discuss the M33? When I first saw the Lüm-Tec M33, lurking in a watch forum somewhere, I immediately knew that I had discovered something special. When browsing watch sites and forums one tends to see similar trends played out in only a handful of ways, but the M33 really stood out as a unique take on the phantom watch.