Below, you can browse through watch reviews of timepieces priced at under $500. The reviews are listed from the most recent, to the oldest.
Each watch review includes our own original watch photography and review video. aBlogtoWatch mostly reviews watches priced over at $500, because that is what most timepieces we like cost. However, aBlogtoWatch is dedicated to reviewing more affordable timepieces as much as possible.
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- Casio ProTrek PRW3000 Watch Review Posted by: maximilien Posted on: November 29, 2013
The newest addition to the highly functional ProTrek family is the PRW3000 and it is a jewel with no jewels. As a mechanical watch aficionado I tend not to wear quartz watches... maybe it's snobbish of me or simply realizing that with limited time in each day, I just want to have something on my wrist that I appreciate and I find has soul. However, since I am also an active and practical person, I also make three exceptions to this rule: Garmin sports watches; Swatch watches; and Casio watches...
- Nixon Diplomat Watch Review Posted by: Patrick Kansa Posted on: November 16, 2013
Nixon isn't a brand that I've had too much exposure with in the past. However, once I saw that they had a model featuring a Horween leather strap, I knew this was definitely a model that I needed to check out. Of course, it didn't hurt that the piece also featured a GMT function, which is one of my favorite complications. I have to say, though, that the first thing that grabbed me about this watch wasn't so much the specs, or the strap material - it was the name.
- Mutewatch Watch Review: Quiet Time Management Posted by: ABLOGTOWATCH Posted on: November 9, 2013
Sometimes, change comes quietly. The Mutewatch may not have grabbed as many headlines as some of its competitors, such as the Pebble, the Phosphor or the iPad nano watch. Still, over the past seven years, it has grown from a futuristic geek-toy (former Apple-CEO Steve Wozniak was one of its first public advocates) to a celebrated in-brand.
- Remembering The Speidel Twist-O-Flex Watch Bracelet Posted by: Patrick Kansa Posted on: October 26, 2013
Speidel is the name behind what was once an iconic element of wrist watches, especially in America. You may not know the Speidel name or the name of the product they produced, but everyone should remember those flexible metal bracelets that were once so popular. Called "Twist-O-Flex" Speidel flexible bracelets could be found everywhere, and the company behind them has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. Let's take a look at the company that brought us Speidel bracelets and see what they are up today...
- Bulbul Pebble Watch Review Posted by: Paul Hubbard Posted on: October 5, 2013
Elegance and design don't have to be expensive. This is the Bulbul Pebble reference P04, from new Danish brand Bulbul. Founder Jacob Juul worked with KiBiSi and Mega Design to produce a finely made quartz watch that was inspired by the shapes of pebbles on a beach.
- Pebble E-Paper Watch For iPhone And Android: Review Posted by: Victor Marks Posted on: September 28, 2013
aBlogtoWatch review of the Pebble E-Paper Smartwatch
- Lapizta Audax Watch Review Posted by: Paul Hubbard Posted on: August 31, 2013
This is the Audax ref. L22.1301 from the new brand Lapizta. Available in 43 and 48mm sizes and five colors, the Audax line is made for divers who like their watches bold.
- 2(X)IST New York City Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: August 12, 2013
It has probably been about a year now since I first heard the news that underwear maker 2(X)IST was about to release a wristwatch. The announcement did make me do a double take. I thought, "what's next, is Fruit of the Loom going to make a line of shotguns?" 2(X)IST was actually serious about it and wanted to not only have a watch, but one that would be unique and have wide appeal.
- Smith & Bradley Sans 13 Watch Review Posted by: Patrick Kansa Posted on: August 11, 2013
Today, we're looking at the latest effort from a young brand, Smith & Bradley. In addition to that, they're seeking Kickstarter funding for the watch, so aBlogtoWatch is able to bring you something no other blog can offer - a hands-on review of the model before it's released. We'll cover the design decisions made as well as how the watch performs in daily wear.
- Swatch Scuba Libre Dive Watch Review Posted by: James Lamdin Posted on: July 19, 2013
A few weeks back, Swatch treated us to an unveiling of their all-new Scuba Libre novelty collection – a fun assortment of brightly colored models with a decidedly aquatic theme. Scuba Libre’s tag line is “Mad About The Sea,” and Swatch put together this artistic video (commercial) interpretation of our obsession with the whimsical underwater world to coincide with the release...
- Anstead Oceanis Watch Review: Decent Cheap Diver Posted by: James Lamdin Posted on: June 21, 2013
Despite the fact that the timepiece industry is generally moving towards smaller, thinner, dressier wristwatches cut from precious metals, the popularity of large steel cased tool/diver watches isn’t going away. Not by a long shot. Enjoying ongoing affection in the sub-$3000 category is a whole array of bulky mechanical timepieces designed for consumers who fancy themselves adventurers.
- AATOS Tiago Review: The Cheapest Tourbillon Watch In The World? Posted by: Adi Soon Posted on: June 14, 2013
When the first Chinese tourbillons came out in 2007 there was a collective gasp in the watch community. For the first time ever, one could, at an accessible price, buy and own a tourbillon without the huge price tag of a Swiss one.
- Casio G-Shock Aviation GW-A1000 Watch Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: May 20, 2013
It makes us happy to see Casio continually improving its G-Shock collection of watches, and in this review we take a look at the Aviation GW-A1000 (GWA1000-1A).
- Rotary Jura Watch Review - Affordable Skeleton Posted by: Adam Morin Posted on: May 10, 2013
With the Jura, Rotary has created a line of skeleton watches which are classically styled and handsome, yet don't overreach. Lower-priced skeleton watches are often horological traps set by fashion brands to ensnare budding watch enthusiasts under the false pretense of tradition and historical significance. What Rotary has done, is to proudly display the movement sans superfluous machine decoration.
- Citizen Proximity Bluetooth Watch For iPhone Review Posted by: Ariel Adams Posted on: April 15, 2013
Say hello to the interesting Eco-Drive Proximity watch from Citizen. It is a watch that does a lot right, some things wrong, but is overall an important stepping stone in the future of the contemporary timepiece. I've said it many times and I will continue to say it until it is a reality, but the future of the mass-market wrist watch is in connectivity.