James McCabe is a new watch brand that is offering affordable automatic watches with some style. The model I am reviewing is the Rose Gold BELFAST watch. The retails for around $327.37USD and comes in Rose Gold case/Black Dial, Silver case/Black Dial, and Rose Gold case/White dial.
Automatic Skeleton Movement
Stainless Steel Rose Gold Case
Black Dial with Rose Gold Index
Brown Leather Strap
Case diameter with crown: 46mm
The watch features Rose Gold plated case, see through caseback, open heart and leather strap. The watch is considered an affordable dress watch although I recommend you buy a premium strap. The leather strap that comes with it is okay but a little stiff.
The packaging it comes in is a cardboard box outer and then a very nice inner gift box. The watch face is easily readable with numbers at the 12 and 6 position and indices at the hour markers in rose gold. The minute and hour hands are filled with lume material. This is a dress watch so don’t expect much lume out of this watch. The crown is a push and pull type so only 5ATM water resistance. The back features a exhibition case back so you can see the automatic movement. The movement is not mentioned but it is an Japanese automatic movement
The watch is very nice for the money. It is a watch I would wear on special occasions and on dates. The rose gold is very well plated and should last for a long time. The 44mm case is a little bit more of a modern size for a dress watch but should work for most.
9 Out of 10
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James McCabe Belfast
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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
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******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.******
Vierra Watches is a startup offering watches without the markup. The watches are designed with a sporty feel that is perfect for swimming and surfing. The 50m water resistance is more than enough to protect the watch from water from showers, swimming and surfing. The watch should not be used for diving!
The Vierra Watch reminds me a bit of Nixon watches which I think is a good thing. The watch is powered by Miyota Japanese quartz movement that is extremely accurate. The Vierra Watches have a 41mm metal case with hardened mineral crystal. At the price point the watch feels very high quality and not prone to break like plastic case watches. The 22 mm silicone strap gives it a sporty feel while being super comfortable to wear. The color combinations include black/blue with black strap, black/yellow with black strap and finally white/gold with white strap.
The Vierra Watches offer the best price for the money of any watch I have seen. The watches sell for $59 for one, $99 for two and three for $139. That means you can pay as little as $46.33 if you buy 3. Considering I own watches that cost thousands of dollars the price of the Vierra watch is attractive even as a impulse buy. It would be perfect for taking with you on trips as the watch is cheap enough to replace if lost. The Vierra watch should be popular with younger crowd that like trendy watches and sophisticated shoppers that are looking for new and interesting brands at a bargain price.
Vierra watches are excellent watches to own and give away to family and friends. Fashion-savvy shoppers will like the fashion forward design and price. Vierra watches blends sport with style that is perfect for men and women that enjoy skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing while wearing a cool watch on their wrist.
9.5 Out of 10
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I recently was interested in taking my watches with me when traveling during the holidays. I was looking at the selection of watch rolls on the market and found a lot of poorly made products. Then, I stumbled upon Decamp Goods Leather Watch Roll and was blow away by the watch rolls. If you take a look at their Instagram page you can see an amazing array of handmade leather watch rolls.
All Decamp Goods Leather Watch Roll are made 100% by hand without any machinery. Decamp Goods makes the watch roll by hand cut, hand punched, hand stitched, hand stamped. The leather watch roll is intentionally made rustic as if it could have been made 200 years ago.
The company Decamp meaning is “to depart quickly…” that is fitting for the watch roll. The watch roll is a great way to organize your watches as well as having quick access to your watches. I hate the watch boxes that are hard to open, take up space, and break apart. The watch roll is also great for taking traveling while on business, vacation, or a meet up.
The watch sleeve I received was the two sleeve watch roll in shades of brown. You can pick and choose various colors and the amount of pouches the watch roll contains.
I highly recommend you take a look at Decamp Goods Leather Watch Roll as they have one of the best watch rolls on the market. The leather will get better with age and the handmade quality will last for a long time.
Prices start at $45 for a full leather 2 sleeve watchroll. Generally 7 sleeves is the max – after that the rolls get too bulky. An all leather 7 sleeve is $165. Decamp Goods can add strap sleeves and tool sleeves too at $10 and $5, respectively.
10 Out of 10
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I was looking for a Swiss Automatic movement watch that look good and did not cost a fortune. The Tissot Le Locle was instantly recommend at Watchuseek forums and I picked one up. The Le Locle usually sells for less than $500 online and is widely available.
The Tissot Le Locle comes in your choice of black or white dials and I chose the white dial on SS bracelet. The Le Locle features a 39 mm case and 10mm thickness which makes it a perfect modern dress watch. The clear back allows you to see the quality movement in action. The Le Locle has a flat fixed stainless steel bezel. Other features include silver guilloche dial with steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. The Le Locle has a textured steel crown that is also signed. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal will keep the watch looking nice for years to come.
The Tissot Le Locle is powered by the ETA Caliber 2824-02 mechanical movement. The 25 jewels mechanism provides excellent accurate time with a Swiss movement that is one of the best. The watch features a deployment clasp and is water resistant to 30 meters.
The Le Locle is highly recommended and one of the best watches you can find for less than $500. The watch is the perfect modern dress watch for special occasions or at the office. Quite simply the Tissot Le Locle is a great value with stylish design and quality Swiss Movement that is hard to beat at this price range.
9.8 Out of 10
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Tissot Men’s T41148333 Le Locle Silver Textured Dial Watch
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I love a great watch but I also love a great value. The Bernhardt Binnacle Anchor is a watch that looks great and has a retail price that is unmatched in the watch world. Bernhardt is a brand I found on WatchUSeek like many other watch enthusiasts. The brand is well regarded for its excellent timepieces at affordable prices.
The Bernhardt Binnacle Anchor is presented in a nice wooden box which is a step above the other brands that ship in cardboard boxes. The overall presentation in the signature wooden box is top notch and perfect for gift giving. The watch comes with a two year warranty that is also transferable. The watch is limited to 500 and mine is marked 344/500.
The Binnacle Anchor is very versatile that I can see you wearing it with a suit as well as Polo shirt and jeans. The watch face is 40mm which makes it not too big or too small for my average size wrists. The Anchor has often compared to the Rolex Explorer while still having its own identity.
The Anchor uses the workhorse movement Miyota 8215 automatic movement. I owned several Swiss Made watches and can say that the Japanese Miyota holds it’s own against the Swiss ETA movements. The Sapphire Crystal is less prone to scratching than the Hardlex and Mineral glass that you will find in Seiko and Citizen watches at the same price. The bracelet is one of the nicest bracelets I have seen on a watch using top notch 316-L surgical stainless steel. The bracelet also uses screws to remove links which is normally found on higher priced watches. The 200 meters water resistant is not something you would find on a sporty dress watch.
At only $259 you will look a lifetime to find a better value of watch with this amount of features the Binnacle Anchor has. Fred Amos the owner of Bernhardt Watch Company provides amazing customer service which is the top of my list when I purchase a product. The Bernhardt Binnacle Anchor is the perfect watch to add to your collection and one that will see plenty of wrist time in my collection of watches.
Great time keeping
Anyone can afford it
Excellent fit and finish
Screw in links
Great Customer Service Watch
Dress watch with 200m water resistant
Compares to watches that cost $1,000 of dollars
2 Year warranty that is transferable
Just ok Lume
9.8 Out of 10
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