When you are a watch nerd, you can’t just watch a movie, a political convention, or the Olympic Games without noticing the watches appearing on the screen. Omega being the official timekeeper of the Olympics, at Rio, we could not miss the last letter of the Greek alphabet, it was everywhere. And there were the […]

As a watch blogger, I get to see many watches, many of them are coming from new microbrands, launching their debut model. What I find really fun is when a young brand keeps me in the loop by sending me their second model, then the third, and so on, giving me the opportunity to see […]

Let’s get the inevitable comments out of the way. Gruppo Gamma watches are clearly influenced by Panerai. Now let’s move on! There is a lot more to this watch than a similarity between its numerals and those on a PAM. I have spent the last month wearing (on and off) a Gruppo Gamma Bronze Vanguard. […]

With the advent of online crowdfunding small boutique brands, microbrands as I prefer to call them, are constantly popping up. Usually, they will get their feet wet in watchmaking by launching a basic three hands and date watch and if they manage to pull off a relatively original design and a good story, they are […]