Heitis Chronograph ST19 V2: Well Built, But Not Inspired

Rather than be your run-of-the-mill fashion chrono, the new Heitis is set to be your “go anywhere, do anything” watch with a touch of class.  Now, usually if you try to jam to many characters into one movie, you end up with a jumbled mess that rarely achieves anything it sets out to do.  Will a watch be the same?

Exploring the Pacific Coast with the Coast Pacific Explorer

Over the decade or so since this era of internet-driven microbrand watches began, a lot of things have changed: brands have certainly proliferated, OEM manufacturers have improved their capabilities, the list of movements available to microbrands has expanded, contracted, and expanded again, and competition for attention and customer dollars has become fierce.

A Rising Star in the Lone Star State: The Dufrane Waterloo

A transformation in my mind began. At first glance you notice that all-too-familiar case shape, but once you start looking at the dial, the bezel, the way the chapter ring is brushed a little rougher, almost like reclaimed metal, you get this real sense of the great American pocket watch.

Archon Sealiner Fails to Set Sail

Basically, the Archon feels more like a “dive inspired” watch you might find at Belk. It feels like something that Fossil would put out. I’m a big guy and I have a big wrist, but this is too much. Personally, there’s not enough here to justify the cost. Not by a long shot.