Clockwork Synergy Straps is one of the few strap companies that has straps specific for smart watches. The selection is what sets Clockwork Synergy apart from other strap companies for Smart Watch straps. The company sells Apple Watch Straps and Android Straps with a variety in rubber, leather, nato and perlon. The companies features quick release springs so they can be easy to change the look of your Smart watch in a matter of seconds. In Apple watch case they include adapters to fit the Apple watch to various straps.

Clockwork Synergy Straps sent me a variety of straps for review. I used my Samsung Gear S2 Classic LTE Smart watch as my review watch.


Black/Grey/Navy 2-Piece RAF NATO Watch Bands
https://www.clockworksynergy.com/shop/nato-straps/raf-nato-watch-bands/blackgreynavy-2-piece-raf-nato-watch-bands/


You have the option to choose width size and in my case I chose the 20mm. The Black/Grey/Navy 2-Piece RAF NATO I chose with a black PVD buckle. The strap is only $14.95 which is pretty incredible for a nice Nato strap. This strap is perfect for casual wear.


Black/Green/Red 2-Piece RAF NATO Watch Bands
https://www.clockworksynergy.com/shop/nato-straps/raf-nato-watch-bands/blackgreenred-2-piece-raf-nato-watch-bands/


The Nato straps from Clockwork Synergy straps give the smartwatch a nice casual look that you can wear anywhere. The nylon thick and made to last for a long time. The quick release is convenient for changing the look of my smart watch.


Black Bomber Leather Bands (Dapper)
https://www.clockworksynergy.com/shop/watch-bands/premium-leather-interchangeable/black-bomber-leather-bands/


The Black Bomber Leather Bands is in the Dapper series from Clockwork Synergy. They are a little higher end with quality leather that will cost you around $34.95. If you are looking for a strap with a dress shirt then this is the one to get.

Midnight Blue Suede Leather Bands (Dapper)
https://www.clockworksynergy.com/shop/watch-bands/premium-leather-interchangeable/midnight-blue-suede-leather-bands/
Dapper line feature premium leather and this Midnight Blue Suede is unique in color and style. It gives the S2 a superb look with an upscale feel.

The quick release springs allow me to easy change from one strap to the next in seconds. I am impressed with the quality of straps and the look and feel. These are high quality straps and give my Smart Watch a fresh new look.


Minuteman Bravo watch model is named after the second letter in the military phonetic alphabet which is or course Bravo. The watch comes with a DLC coating, 200M water resistance, Miyota 9015, assembled in USA and lot more features.

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Stainless Steel case with black DLC finish
Double domed sapphire crystal.
Clear type A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
Military style Zulu/Nato watch strap
Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement.
Movement Accuracy -10~+30 seconds/day
Luminous hands and dial.
Presale now HERE


Minuteman watches is set to release the military inspired Minuteman Alpha DLC with Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement. The watch will come with a zulu strap and highly legible dial with black dlc coating. The presale is still going strong at $430 price will a November release date.

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Stainless Steel case with black DLC finish
Double domed sapphire crystal.
Clear type A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
Military style Zulu/Nato watch strap
Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement.
Movement Accuracy -10~+30 seconds/day
Luminous hands and dial.

Presale now for $430 HERE


Minuteman Jedburgh also comes in a leather strap version for those that prefer leather straps instead of the steel bracelet. You can get this Microbrand watch for $399 presale.

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Stainless Steel case.
Black American made leather watch strap
Sapphire crystal.
Clear type A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement.
Movement Accuracy -10~+30 seconds/day
Luminous hands and dial.

Shipping April 2018 preorder HERE and help veterans along the way


Minuteman watches will start producing Automatic watches and the first model will be Minuteman Jedburgh with Miyota 9015 workhorse movement. The presale price is $399 which is pretty fair for an auto Microbrand watch. The price will go up to $530 once it’s starts shipping in April 2018.

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Stainless Steel case.
Matching stainless steel watch strap
Sapphire crystal.
Clear type A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement.
Movement Accuracy -10~+30 seconds/day
Luminous hands and dial.

Preorder now for $399 HERE

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Microbrand Manchester Watch Works created a line of homage watches that pay tribute to the most iconic designs. The Iconik 1 is a homage of the Panerai Luminor line of dive watches with it’s own unique design. The watch is limited to just 100 and has long sold out. You may find one for sale on the secondary market as they pop ever so often.

Watch Specifications:

– Case: 316L Stainless Steel
– Case Diameter: 41.0 mm
– Case Length: 50.0 mm
– Case Thickness: 11.6 mm
– Lug Width: 22.0 mm
– Crystal: Sapphire. Double domed with anti-reflective coating
– Dial: Black
– Caseback: 316L stainless steel, screw-in
– Movement: Seiko NH35A Automatic Movement
– Movement Functions: Quick-set date, hacking seconds, manual wind
– Water resistance: 20 ATM / 200 Meters / 660 Feet

Price: $340

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The Iconik 1 features a cushion case, a fixed bezel, and a 41mm in diameter case. The 41mm case is perfect for my 7 inch wrist and is welcome compared to some of the larger Panerai watches. While the Manchester Watch Works Iconik 1 is a homage to the Luminor line of watches, it still has a unique design all to it’s own.

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The domed crystal gives the watch a very readable dial and AR coating provides reduced reflection in direct sunlight. The MWW logo is found on the dial as well as the crown of the watch. The dial is a minimalist delite with 3, 6, 9 and 12 large hour markers. The C3 Superluminova is about average on this watch and I would have like a little better lume. The leather strap is thick and has the Panerai styling to it. It does look a bit weird with the smaller 41 inch case with this huge and thick leather strap. The Seiko Instrument Automatic NH35A movement is inside and comparable to the Miyota automatic movements such as the 9015.

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If you are looking for Panerai style watch at a low cost then the Manchester Watch Works Iconik 1 would be a wise choice. The MWW Iconik is just original enough not to be a direct copy of the Panerai Luminor watches. The quality of the watch is quite good for a Micro Brand Watch and I believe will be a great addition to anyone’s collection.

9 Out of 10

Check out MWW HERE

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43mmX13.5mm brushed and polished 316L stainless steel case with 120-click unidirectional bezel
Swiss Quartz Ronda 515 movement with analog display, wide date window at the 3 o’clock position
Helium Release Valve at 2 o’clock position, with waterproof screw down crown
Water Resistant 100 ATM/ 1000 Meters/ 3300ft suitable for Swimming & Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Sapphire Crystal Glass, Super-LumiNavo C3 luminous hands & markers

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If you are in the market for a quality Quartz diver with a 1000M water resistance rating then this watch by Phoibos maybe an option. The PHOIBOS Men’s PX005B 1000M Dive Watch build quality is quite good with a nice heft to the watch with it’s rubber strap. The Swiss Quartz Ronda 515 movement will provide accurate time with little to no maintenance outside of changing the battery after a few years use. The 43MM case is big but not huge and fits my 7 inch wrist nicely.

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The watch passed 1000m water resistance test by China National Horological Quality Supervison and Test Center so it can be use as a real dive watch. Of course many people will use this as a desk diver only using it in water such as swimming and in shower. The watch features premium Sapphire Crystal Glass, Super-LumiNavo C3 luminous hands & markers that you want not find in watches at this price range. The watch also has Helium Release Valve at 2 o’clock position, with waterproof screw down crown.

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Overall a great budget diver watch that can be bought for only $180.00. This is quite impressive price for a 1000m water resistance dive watch. The lume is solid on this watch, and the fit and finish is quite good for the price. It has a quite good features and would be a perfect everyday workhorse watch.

8.5 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

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Finally a Field watch that really stands out amongst the crowd. The new Orion Field Standard is a field watch for everyday use. It features an automatic Seiko NH35 movement and has 100M water resistance. Other features include 38mm case, Domed Sapphire Crystal, C3 Lume on dial and hands and leather strap all for $450.

Specifications:

38mm case diameter not including crown, 41mm including crown
20mm lug width, 49mm lug tip to tip
Integrated black croc patterned leather strap
9mm knurled and screw down crown
100 meter water resistance
Drilled lugs
Domed sapphire crystal with blue AR coating
316L steel case
NH35 automatic, handwinding, and hacking movement
Date wheel (don’t adjust date between 10pm-4am!)
Luminous dial and hands (C3 lume)
1 Year warranty against manufacture defects
Stunning good looks

Buy it now HERE