http://foresttime.co/


North is the first watch from Forest Time Co. that is debuting on Kickstarter. The brand was started by two young Montreal-based designers that wanted to create a watch that was simple and timeless.


The stylish 36mm watch could be worn by either men or women. The watch was designed with minimalism in mind. It feature high quality materials, stainless steel and brass cases, and genuine leather straps. The watch sells for a mere Early Bird price of $99 CAD/$75 USD.

36mm Diameter
10mm Thickness
Stainless Steel or Copper Plated Case
Stainless Steel Caseback
3ATM Water Resistance
Genuine Leather Wristband




The company went with a Japanese Quartz Miyota movement that will provide great accuracy and years of use without maintenance other than changing out the battery every couple of years. The watch size is perfect for men who hate the trending large watches and for women who like a slightly larger case. You can choose from colors for dial, case and leather band that you prefer. The case it a bit taller at 10mm and lugless design gives it a minimal design.


Two years in the making, the North by Forest Time Co. is available now for preorder at Kickstarter HERE Expect to see the watches to start shipping in December 2016.


Minuteman Watches has teamed up with Lum-Tec founder Chris Wiegand to design and manufacturer Minuteman’s latest collection. The Minuteman Independence series will come in either PVD or stainless steel versions. The black PVD will retail for $309 with a special $275 preorder and the stainless steel version will run $309 with a special $250 preorder price. Each Minuteman Independence model will be proudly assembled in Mentor Ohio USA by Wiegand Custom watch company. The watches will come with a 5 year limited warranty and free lifetime battery replacement.

Independence PVD
Assembled in the United States of America.
40mm case width without crown.
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.
Ronda 515 Swiss Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Black PVD finish.
Individually serial numbered.
Free lifetime battery replacement.
5 year limited warranty.
Luminous hands and markers.
$275 for a limited time HERE


Independence
Assembled in the United States of America.
40mm case width without crown.
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.
Ronda 515 Swiss Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Stainless Steel case and crown.
Individually serial numbered.
Free lifetime battery replacement.
5 year limited warranty.
Luminous hands and markers.
$250 for a limited time HERE

25% of the profit from our net annual sales of Minuteman products goes to charities assisting veterans & their Families. The new Independence line will be the lowest price yet for Minuteman while still offering better case finishing with Lum-Tec/Wiegard Custom Watch Company behind it. And I’m sure with all Lum-Tec watches, you will get excellent lume with this watch as well. Here is your chance to get an American made watch for an incredible low price. Compared to other American made watches, Minuteman stands alone as the best bang for your buck watch in terms of features and styling.

Check out the official site HERE and order your very own Minuteman Independence series watch


One of my early favorite watches of 2016 is the Minuteman Jester watch will be limited to as little as 50. Those who preorder will be the lucky few that will own a timepiece only worn buy a few people. The Minuteman / JΞSTΞR is a collaboration between American Made watch company Minuteman watches that donates a portion of sales to assists veterans and their families and JΞSTΞR a well known Hactivist who in March of 2015 was listed in Time Magazines list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” The collaboration created a beautiful timepiece will an interesting backstory.

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Individually serial numbered
Stainless Steel case with black PVD coating.
Stainless Steel case back.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
Comes with one American made Leather watch strap.
Sapphire crystal.
ETA 955.112 Swiss made movement.
Luminous hands and dial.

The Minuteman / JΞSTΞR is available for preorder now at $399 using the case as the proposed Minuteman watch with Swiss auto movement. The Jester watch will use the same high quality Swiss ETA 955.112 quartz movements that our current Minuteman MM0 series models use. 25% of the net profit from each Minuteman / JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch sold will in 2016 will go to Fisher House https://www.fisherhouse.org/

Preorder the Minuteman / JΞSTΞR watch HERE


Webbem has created a nice looking field watch with Paracord 550 strap. The Overlander watch features Sapphire Glass, 100m water resistance, Japanase Quartz movement, and 3 year battery life.

Free Paracord 550 Strap with Steel Shackel – Your choice of paracord color
Sapphire crystal glass
Water resistant to 100 meters
316L Marine grade stainless steel body and bezel
3 layer dial with day / date window
Superluminova C1 dial markers and hands
Japanese quartz movement
Seconds hand “hacking” feature
3 year battery life
Screw down signature crown
Crown guard
Screw bars holding strap in place
Screw down case back

Height (Lug to Lug) – 50mm
Width (without crown) – 43mm
Width (including crown) – 45mm
Depth (without strap) – 11mm
Depth (with Para 550 Strap) – 15mm

The Paracord strap comes in 7 different colors and if you Google search Paracord uses you can find ways to use it in an emergency. For example you can take a look at this website HERE for uses.

The Webbem Watch is available now for $149.00 HERE


Hastings & Co offers up a timeless classic minimalist dress watch that is a mere 6mm thick. In comparison it is 1mm thinner than the Rossling & Co quartz watch. The watch size is a perfect 40mm that should fit your dress shirts rather easily. Hastings & Co created the perfect watch to wear on special occasions, the office and on dates.



The Hastings & Co is a beautiful watch that weighs almost nothing and has the feel of luxury. The watch has a rose gold plated case and rose gold indices with a white dial. The second hand is black and the watch features a premium genuine leather embossed crocodile strap. The company opted for a scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal instead of the cheaper Mineral crystal found on other watches. The Hastings & Co Rose Gold Classic Edition Watch is powered by a Swiss Quartz Movement.






The watch can easily change straps from the calf crocodile straps to the Nato strap options. You can order additional straps directly from the site HERE Hastings & Co offers a Rose Gold case and Silver case with options for crocodile leather strap, genuine leather straps in black or brown, or two Nato strap options.



The Hastings & Co classic edition watch can be dressed up with crocodile or genuine leather straps or worn casually with the Nato options. The watch is a perfect everyday watch to wear at the office, special occasion or just hanging out with friends. Everyone needs a nice slim dress watch in their wardrobe and this is perfect for the recent graduate, young professional, or groomsmen to wear. An affordable timepiece that I am glad to have in my collection.

Positives
Premium looking dress watch
Minimalist
Rose Gold case
Crocodile embossed calfskin strap
Sapphire Crystal
Slim

Negative
Maybe too plain for some people’s taste

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Manufacturer supplied review sample for review


Swiss Military latest watch the Tank features a Ronda cal. 517 Swiss Made quartz mvt., silver dial, stainless steel case/mesh bracelet, screw-down crown, sapphire crystal, 20atm / 200m water resistance. Expect more details on the watch as we get it.


The Flying Zacchinis F Train is a military watch featuring Japanese quartz movement, leather N.A.T.O watch band that is hand-stitched and 37mm brushed stainless steel case. Other features include water resistant casing, luminous dial and scratch proof glass. The F Train is available with either a black or brown N.A.T.O strap.

The F Train is available now for $240 HERE



I was in the market for a new dive watch and stumbled upon the Bombfrog 500m Professionell. The watch has a reliable Seiko movement, 500m water resistance, and comes on a rubber strap. I look for good value when I want to add something to my collection and the Bombfrog 500m is a great value for the money.





When I first opened the box of the Bombfrog 500m I thought the watch look a lot more than the price tag would warrant. The watch comes in a 46mm brushed steel case with a firm unidirectional rotating bezel. The screw down crown keep water out and 500m water resistance is perfect for a diver. The Sapphire glass is a nice addition considering the price you may get a mineral glass with other divers in this price range. The super luminous hour markers and hands provide ample amount of light for night viewing of the time. The watch features a black dial with a red seconds with date at the 3 marker.


The Bombfrog 500m Professionell comes with an extra long rubber strap. I have a 7 inch wrist and the last hole fits my wrist. This is perfect for those guys with larger wrists and those with smaller wrist can easily swap out the strap for an aftermarket strap or bracelet. The Bombfrog 500m is powered by the ever reliable Seiko VX42 Quartz Movement that will make sure you are always on time for your appointments. Bombfrog backs each watch with a 24 month warranty and a certificate of authenticity. The company tests out each watch before it’s sent to buyer for 24 hour quality control check.


Overall I am really impressed with the offering of the Bombfrog 500m Professionell diving watch. It is truly a beautiful timepiece that is built like a tank and reliable with it’s Seiko quartz movement. The features of the watch and military style makes this a must buy for anyone looking for a great accurate diver watch.

9.8 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE



Like a luxury car with a wood accented interior, Wood Mark creates wood watches blend wood with stainless steel for something truly beautiful. Most of the wood watches on the market are more casual in style. I believe there is only a few companies that offer this level of sophistication in a wood watch that Wood Mark does.



Mirroring the history of America’s great Chesapeake Bay, this model’s lustrous silver stainless steel and black sandalwood bridge the gap between natural beauty and modern functionality. Blurring the line between city and nature, the Chesapeake is sharp enough to wear to your business meeting and inspire thoughts of nature with every glance.



Its Japanese Miyota 2115 date movement will keep you on schedule with its glow-in-the-dark hands while its scratch resistant glass and stainless steel butterfly buckle clasp will withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. This men’s watch is water resistant to withstand the occasional splashes you may encounter throughout your journey but it is not suitable for showering, bathing, swimming or snorkeling.


The watch features black sandalwood wood dial with accents of wood in the watch face and bracelet. The case and bracelet is a polished stainless steel that works perfectly in style with the wood accents. The dial has a nice texture that shows the grain of the natural black sandalwood.



The Wood Mark watch is powered by the quartz Japanese Miyota 2115 date movement that is ever reliable and makes sure you are on time to your business meetings. The Scratch-resistant crystal covered in synthetic sapphire keeps watch looking in great shape. The butterfly clasp makes removing the watch a cinch. The glow-in-the-dark hands makes it easy to tell the time even in total dark.



Overall I believe the Wood Mark Chesapeake 7803 Watch is one the best wood watches on the market. The watch is a beautiful timepiece that shows the beauty of nature in a modern watch. If I had to choose only one wood watch to own and add to my collection it would be a Wood Mark watch.

9.8 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Review unit