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Ed Jelley

Ed is a Long Island-based writer and photographer with an affinity for watches, fountain pens, EDC gear, and a great cup of coffee. He’s always looking for the best gear for the job—whether it be new watch, pen, flashlight, knife, or wallet. Ed enjoys writing because it’s an awesome (and fulfilling) way to interact with those who share the same interests.
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Review: Seiko SKX173, and the Small Mods That Made It My Own

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It’s not surprising that the SKX007 gets a ton of attention. In fact, it’s well-deserved. …
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Review: VERO SW (Sport Watch)

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Regardless of where you’re from, being able to say that you manufacture in a facility that’s in your own backyard carries some serious weight. Largely, …
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Review: Monta Atlas GMT (Opalin Silver Dial)

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Finding the ideal travel partner can be a heck of a task. I’m not talking about a friend you can stand for a week straight. …
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7 Tough Watches For Under $1,000

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Even if you don’t find yourself out in the field, diving deep underwater, or scaling a mountain, a durable watch can be just as much …
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Hands On: Zodiac x Topper Jewelers Sea Wolf Limited Editions

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California’s Topper Jewelers, Zodiac, and Eric Singer (yes, of KISS fame) have teamed up once again to bring you a blast-from-the-past trio of Sea Wolfs. …
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Review: Tudor Black Bay 36 Blue (Ref. 79500)

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The Tudor Black Bay 36 with a blue dial (ref. 79500) didn’t get the attention it deserved when it first launched in 2018 — understandable …
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Review: Christopher Ward C65 Trident Automatic in Blue

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Christopher Ward is a British watch brand that started back in 2005 with just two models. Over the past 14 years, Christopher Ward has worked …
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Review: Oris Divers Sixty-Five Timeless Limited Edition

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Oris is no stranger to producing some killer limited editions. This latest LE is a collaborative project between Timeless Luxury Watches and Oris, with the …
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First Look at the Orient Kano, the Japanese Brand’s Latest Value-Packed Diver

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As far as value-packed, mechanical watches go, Orient makes some of the best out there. …