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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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8 Thin Watches Just In Time For Fall, and All Under $1,500

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Now that the weather has cooled a bit and fall feels like it’s finally fallen …
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Hands-On: Zelos Swordfish V2 Diver

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Zelos knows its way around a dive watch, boasting a catalog that is almost entirely focused on making intriguing divers that are both robustly spec’d …
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Exclusive Review: Aquadive Poseidon GMT

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Strapping the Aquadive Poseidon GMT to your wrist feels a little bit like hopping into a time machine. This heavy-duty diver draws heavy inspiration from …
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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. The 007 is an affordable, ISO-rated dive watch with some …
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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 …