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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- 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...
- Braun BN0095 Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: June 17, 2013
Here we have another well-designed timepiece from the German company Braun. When people see the brand name they typically think of coffee machines and men's shavers. True enough on the Braun website, right under "Clocks and Watches" are the categories of "Male Grooming," followed by "Female Grooming." I suppose they consider keeping good time part of a hygienic lifestyle.
- Longio Zhuke Bronze Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: June 10, 2013
I am sitting here with my Longio Zhuke watch a few months after getting it examining the patina on the case. A modern looking dive watch, rather than being in a typical steel case the Zhuke comes in bronze. The odd material became popular over the last few years for unknown reasons. I think it has something to do with how the case ages quickly, making it look vintage
- Frederique Constant FC-710MC4H6 Classics Manufacture Watch Review Posted by: David Bredan Posted on: June 7, 2013
A new, and most definitely welcome trend in modern horology is something Frederique Constant likes to call: "Affordable Luxury." What that meant during the past 20 or so years is the expansion of a new market of timepieces built to high-end quality and aesthetic standards and equipped with fine mechanical movements...
- Maurice de Mauriac Chronograph Modern Travel Timer Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: June 3, 2013
Daniel Dreifuss who owns Zurich-based watch maker Maurice de Mauriac is as manic as he is passionate about timepiece and design. Daniel is a self-proclaimed strap fetishist (which I will second as probably being true), and voraciously continues to add options to what are essentially made-for-you timepieces put together quasi-Lego style in his shop.
- JeanRichard Terrascope Watch Review Posted by: Paul Hubbard Posted on: May 31, 2013
JeanRichard is the "introductory" brand of Girard Perregaux, much like Rolex / Tudor. Well made, with its own styles, but using less expensive movements to keep prices more affordable...
- Orient Star SDE00002B0 Retrograde Watch Review Posted by: James Lamdin Posted on: May 27, 2013
Orient has long been appreciated on ABTW for their commitment to producing high quality, affordable timepieces with in-house movements and great looks. Their continually growing collection of men’s and women’s timepieces feature designs that run the gamut from...
- Technomarine Steel Evo Carbon Watch Review Posted by: Adi Soon Posted on: May 24, 2013
The Technomarine Steel Evo Carbon is the first quartz watch that I've picked up in a long time. Being the watch snob that I am, one of the first filters that I apply to a watch to decide if it will merit my interest is whether its a quartz or a mechanical. Therefore, for me to even consider a quartz watch to purchase or review, it has to have something really cool about it above and beyond its battery driven heart...
- Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar Watch Review Posted by: James Stacey Posted on: May 17, 2013
Baume et Mercier is an interesting brand that hasn't seen a large share of the spotlight in recent years. Having a model range that is almost exclusively dress watches or vintage-inspired pieces has meant that B&M spent years playing second to sport watch brands like Tag Heuer and Omega.
- Graham Chronofighter Sahara Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: May 13, 2013
Burly with a masculine spirit, the Graham Chronograph Sahara (ref. 2CCAUB02A) watch is an off-road vehicle stuck inside of a luxury timepiece. I first discussed this watch as it is part of the Chronofighter II collection of watches...
- Memorigin Military Tourbillon MO 0707 Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: May 6, 2013
A lot of the times that we post a video about some cool, expensive Swiss watch on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, we get a regular type of comment. In some manner or another one of our viewers says something akin to "I will wait until the Chinese make one for a few hundred dollars."
- IWC Ingenieur 40mm Watch Review Posted by: James Lamdin Posted on: May 3, 2013
At SIHH this past January, IWC released their new Ingenieur collection, featuring over a dozen new timepieces from the revamped line. While most press attention from the collection focused on the in-house calibers, casing materials and range of complications in the new 46mm models
- Ernst Benz Chronoscope John Varvatos Limited Edition Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: April 29, 2013
It is with possible envy that fellow boutique watch makers view Ernst Benz's relationship with fashion designer John Varvatos. A relationship that has evolved into John himself configuring limited edition dual-branded timepieces that are sold exclusively in John Varvatos clothing boutiques.
- MTM 'Rad' Radiation Detector Watch Review Posted by: Paul Hubbard Posted on: April 26, 2013
The MTM Rad radiation detection watch is, with no exaggeration, a unique watch. Very few people will ever need one and those that do will be delighted to find it. You see, this watch has a Geiger counter in it. $1,500 gets you a very unobtrusive radiation detector you can wear on your wrist. That, as I will explain, is amazing.
- Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: April 22, 2013
For months now I found myself putting the Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Titanium Yellow Double Date watch on my wrist more times than I would have first anticipated. With its avocado green strap and bold sporty looks, I always liked the watch but guessed that it would settle in to be more of a 'once-in-a-while' piece.