To our regular readers and to those who follow the microbrand watch scene, the BOLDR name might ring a bell. After the Journey chronograph that we reviewed here, and the Odyssey automatic dive watch that known an immense success on Kickstarter, they will go live on November 1, with a new project, the Expedition, a […]

I’m posting this review at the same time with a retrospective article on Melbourne Watch Co’s first four years of existence. In this short time, they grew from a startup launching its watches on crowdfunding websites to a well-established microbrand with a showroom and a workshop in Melbourne. While the Portsea is not a new […]

It was about three years ago that I first wrote about Erroyl, an Australian microbrand that is close to my heart. At that time, I asked that someone, please explain me the Australian enigma, how come so many fantastic watch microbrands are based there? I still could not get my head around it and I […]

If I had seen this watch 15 or 20 years ago, I would have said, “Yuck! That’s tacky — especially the gold-toned hands and markers.” Fast forward to 2017 and this watch is incredibly cool. When this watch was launched, last year, I knew I would get one. I stared at the pictures for hours. […]