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Watches Under $1000

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Review: Baltic Aquascaphe

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When Baltic released their Bicompax chronographs last year to great fanfare, I don’t think they …
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Hands-On: EMG/HKED Nemo Diver

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EMG is a young, enthusiast-focused brand that successfully launched their first watch, the neo-vintage DL63 chronograph, last year. Their second watch was another retro-inspired chronograph …
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Review: Méraud Bonaire

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The sea of micro-brand dive watches is not a shallow one, and with crowd-funding platforms making it easier than ever before for enthusiasts to bring …
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Review: Bravur Scandinavia in Midnight Blue

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Though I pride myself to some small degree on my ability to accurately determine a watch’s diameter by eye, the 39-millimeter Bravur Scandinavia threw me …
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Hands-On Video with the Nodus Contrail and Contrail 39

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Nodus has quickly made a name for itself in the year-plus the brand has been around. Already on their third release, the LA-based duo behind …
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Review: Gavox Legacy Power Reserve

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Few other than Michael Happé of Gavox Watches would construe a power reserve indicator as an activity tracker. But he’s right: if you’re not moving, …
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Review: DuFrane Barton Springs 656 Diver

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It sucks when your secret spot becomes a global destination, and few cities can claim that as emphatically as Austin, Texas, home to DuFrane Watches. …
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Review: Zelos Mako 500m Bronze Diver

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Despite the various conventions a dive watch must adhere to, the Zelos Mako manages to remain entirely unconventional. And it’s not just the bronze case …
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Review: Atelier Wen Porcelain Odyssey “Ji”

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Rallying against the smoke and mirrors of the luxury watch industry in a slightly unconventional …