aBlogtoWatch reviews many watches priced over $500. The below watch reviews are displayed from newest to oldest and represent a huge range of watch prices, brands, and styles.
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- SISU Bravado 55mm Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: August 26, 2013
There are big watches and then there are bigger watches. The SISU Bravado sits at the top of the ladder being 55mm wide. For some people the mere idea of wearing a 55mm wide watch is insane, not only because of the size, but also because of the weight.
- Chanel J12 Chromatic Watch Review Posted by: Paul Hubbard Posted on: August 23, 2013
I firmly believe that the world needs more elegant dive watches... today we have a full review from a month on the wrist with the reference H2979 Chanel J12 Chromatic. Available in 33mm quartz, and 38 and 41mm automatic, the J12 Chromatic uses the famous Chanel ceramic expertise to create a watch with the look and feel of metal...
- IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: August 19, 2013
One of the most modern IWC Portuguese watches actually has the term "Classic" in its name which is a very Swiss way of introducing a new timepiece. 2013 saw the introduction of this Portuguese Chronograph Classic, that added a new "in-house" flavor to the iconic Portuguese collection. It was a quiet launch after SIHH...
- Schofield Signalman DLC + Strap Kit + Watch Wallet Review Posted by: James Stacey Posted on: August 16, 2013
Schofield Watches, based out of Sussex, England, is a young watch brand that exhibits a very distinct and emotional sense of style. Their old world nautical aesthetic stems from the vision of owner/creator Giles Ellis and is interpreted by the landscape and heritage of England in a very charming, passionate and singular manner.
- Benarus Moray 42 Dive Watch Review Posted by: James Stacey Posted on: August 9, 2013
While I have watched the Moray line develop, my ears perked up back in January when Benarus announced plans for a 42mm steel Moray. With a smaller footprint, updated design and an improved movement, the latest Moray looks to be a great option for any size-conscious dive watch fan.
- Bell & Ross BR01-94 Pro Titanium Carbon Fiber Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: August 5, 2013
Hands-on review and video of the Bell & Ross BR01-94 Pro Titanium Carbon Fiber Chronograph watch.
- Hexa K500 Watch Review Posted by: Adam Morin Posted on: August 2, 2013
If there's one way to describe the Hexa K500 it would be unapologetic. Over the last few years there have been a number of new companies specifically started in order to specialize in dive watches at reasonable prices.
- Earnshaw Beagle Watch Review: Affordable Skeleton Automatic Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: July 29, 2013
For watch lovers on a budget in search of a good looking skeletonized watch, Earnshaw offers up the Beagle. Yes, loyal and floppy-eared, the Beagle offers a Swiss Made movement and classic looks for about $500. Earnshaw as a brand is themed on the work of the great 18th century English horologist Thomas Earnshaw, who was said to have worked with John Arnold (of which the high-end brand Arnold & Son is based).
- LUM-TEC 300M-1 Dive Watch Review Posted by: Paul Hubbard Posted on: July 26, 2013
It seems appropriate to start a review of a Lum-Tec with a picture of their namesake. Eight layers of luminous pigment, in blue and green; makes for a spectacular display at night, or even walking inside to a dark room. This is the Lum-Tec 300M-1, introduced in 2013 and available in 40 or 45mm versions, in either brushed stainless or PVD treatment.
- Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: July 22, 2013
People here in the US are getting really excited about Tudor's return to the American watch market. The reason, at least for watch lovers, is that Tudor represents two very good things. First is a tradition of making good looking, yet conservative watches a lot of people are happy to put on their wrist. Second is that Tudor comes from a very well-respected and trusted house.
- Porsche Design Flat Six P'6310 Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: July 15, 2013
I feel excited writing this review because in my opinion this Porsche Design Flat Six P'6310 is a fantastic watch. I just love it and find myself wearing it for perhaps all the right reasons. Now, a bit of background and disclaimers so that you know what this timepiece is all about and aren't confused if you are trying to look for it. What you see is (at the time of writing) the previous generation Flat Six Automatic watch model.
- Rolex Datejust II And Day-Date II Watch Reviews Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: July 8, 2013
Rolex would likely take issue with the fact that we are reviewing both the Datejust II and Day-Date II watches in the same article. Yes, the watches have an abundance of differences, each with distinct options and features such as dials and bracelets. They also have two completely different movements. Nevertheless, both the Rolex Datejust II and Day-Date II...
- Baume & Mercier Capeland Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: July 2, 2013
Toward the end of high school, I started to discover high-end watches. Little-by-little, I would see things in store windows while strolling through shopping malls or at the watch and jewelry area at Costco. I never went out of my way to look for nice watches, but became intrigued by a few that spoke to me...
- Meistersinger Singulator Watch Review Posted by: Adi Soon Posted on: June 28, 2013
What do you do when your brand philosophy limits the kinds of things you can do with your watches? That is the question I asked myself when I pondered Meistersinger’s position as the flag-bearer of the single hand concept in the world of watches. Aside from creating more single-hand watches, what can you do to evolve the concept further ?
- Omega Spacemaster Z-33 Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: June 24, 2013
The Omega Speedmaster Spacemaster Z-33 watch is the thematic follow-up to the famed Omega X-33 pilot watch, that we recently discussed again as it was worn (and loved) by Astronaut Chris Hadfield (now apparently retired). The X-33 was originally released in 1998, mostly intended toward the professional and active enthusiast market as a sort of Omega answer...