Microbrand Bernhardt Watch Company has released a new watch just in time for graduation. The Bernhardt Captain’s watch has a classic look perfect for the grad entering the workplace or higher education. The 38mm watch is perfect to pair with suits or casual t-shirt and jeans. The Captain’s watch uses the workhorse Miyota 9015 movement.

Other features include:
38mmx46mmx10.5mm(excluding crown)
20mm lug width
Miyota 9015 (24 Jewel automatic)
Screw-down crown
Sapphire Crystal
Display back
Signed buckle
All stainless steel with black dial
IP rose gold with white dial
Super luminova on hands
50 meters water resistance
2 year warranty

$279 Buy it now HERE

River Watch Company is launching it’s first watch on Kickstarter. The company is founded by Scott Bakkar in 2014 and is based out of British Columbia. The watch will feature a 42mm case, Sapphire Crystal, Miyota 9015 movement, 11mm thickness, 200M WR, and a 1 year international warranty.

River Watch Co. Tiber

Case: Stainless Steel
Movement: Miyota 9015
Dial: Sunburst Tuxedo Black/Sunburst Sports Silver
Lume: C3 Tuxedo Black/BGW9 Sports Silver
Lens: Flat Sapphire
Strap: Brown/Black “crazy horse” leather
Water Resistance: 200M
Dimensions: 42mm x 50mm
Thickness: 11mm
Lug Width: 22mm
Crown: 5.5mm
Warranty: 1 year international warranty

via River Watch Co.

Bernhardt watches has brought back a favorite model in the Corsair. The Corsair II returns with the popular Miyota 9015 movement. The original Corsair featured a Swiss Made ETA 2824 movement, but that movement has become hard to come by. The 9015 is an upgrade over the less expensive Binnacle Diver that features a 8215 Miyota movement.

The Bernhard Corsair II is available now for $339 HERE

Reviewed by K.C. Kim

Minuteman Watches are making a difference in the community and making made in the USA watches. Minuteman sources the watch from few highly skilled watchmakers in the state of Illinois. So you get a watch that is built with superb standards from American watchmakers that are CMW21 (Certified Watchmaker of the 21st Century) certified.

The Minuteman MM04 comes in a nice nylon zippered case that protects the watch and is perfect when traveling.

The MM04 features a polished stainless steel case and case back, 43mm case, Sapphire Crystal, Swiss Made 955.112 movement, 200m water resistance and American made leather watch strap. In addition the watch has 2.5mm “Fat” spring bars, A/R coating on the inside of the crystal, screw down crown and luminous hands and dial. The watch feature plenty of features that make it a true value. This is a watch you want to keep for years to come.

I like Minuteman Watches aspirations to help Veterans as well as make their watches here in the United States. In a world where big companies are trying to nickel and dime the consumer, Minuteman Watch Co. is trying to offer a helping hand. Minuteman watches is a brand that I can get behind for it’s message and of course getting a quality timepiece as well.

The watches from Minuteman watches are backed by a 5 year limited warranty and come with free lifetime battery replacement. The company takes 25% of it’s profit and donates the money to charities that assist veterans and their families.

9.8 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Review unit

******Correction: Minuteman is not made by Lum-Tec as originally reported. The company has made it known that the watches are made in Illinois by a few highly skilled watchmakers.******

Indiana based Visitor Watch Company is gearing up for it’s Kickstarter project coming up the end of October/early November. The company is off to a good start being featured on Watchuseek, Fratelleo watches, Crave Object, The Time Bum, Worn & Wound and several other watch blogs. The micro-brand is trying to bring something fresh to the market with it’s first release.

The Calligraph Duneshore will be priced around $600 USD price according to founder Phil Rodenbeck. The unique case has people buzzing about the watch on watch forums and blogs. It is something we have not seen before and one inspired by sand dunes. The curved caseback was inspired by The Bean landmark in Chicago. The buckle continues the shape of the case to create a complete design focused on originality.

The Duneshore features beefy specs such as 44mm case with 11.75mm thickness, Miyota 9015 Japanese Automatic movement, Sandwich Dial with Applied Indices, 100M water resistance with screw down crown, and 2.5mm thick Sapphire Crystal with underside Anti-Reflective Coating. The polished case gives the watch a dressy feel while the strap and 44mm case give it a casual feel.

The CALLIGRAPH DUNESHORE is truly one the most anticipated watches to launch on the Kickstarter platform. I believe the watch has high potential of breaking new records in funding. The Visitor Watch Company Calligraph Duneshore is a home-run and the only question is how fast can I get one in my hands.

Check out Visitor Watch Company HERE and Facebook page for updates HERE

Helgray is on a roll as they have sold out of each model except the Skyfighter. The Helgray Skyfighter is a solid timepiece that is an affordable Chronograph. The Skyfighter features Swiss Made Rhonda Quartz, Sapphire Crystal, 42mm case diameter, 20mm Buffalo-grain leather, and 50 meter water resistant. The Helgray Skyfighter is available now for $325.00.

Buy the Helgray Skyfighter HERE