So to summarise, It's almost as if I was invited to Christopher Ward HQ, punched their main designer in the throat, and was set free or let loose to design my very own watch. Christopher Ward must have read my mind and produced what is, my perfect everyday watch...
Direnzo DRZ 04 Mondial
Price: 599 CHF | £465 GBP
Review Date: 26th March 2021
So, to summarise then… Should you buy this Direnzo DRZ04 Mondial? Of course you should, what kind of stupid arsed question is that?There is 100% zero doubt in my mind that the DRZ04 Mondial from Direnzo Watches is an absolute phenomenal timepiece...
Lorier Hydra Series II
Price: $499 USD | £359 GBP
Review Date: 21st December 2020
At the time of writing this review, the Lorier Hydra SII has been here now for well over three weeks and I think it would be fair to say, that I am past the “honeymoon period“, yet I still admire and take in it’s gorgeous design even more than I did when it first arrived...
Second Hour Mandala
Price: $425 USD | £305 GBP
Review Date: 8th December 2020
I’ve reviewed and owned watches that have cost 3 or 4 times more than this, yet given the choice, I would still pick the Second Hour Mandala over any of them. Yup, you heard me, it really is that good! The Mandala; If I could afford it, I’d buy every single colourway...
Price: $700 USD | £495 GBP
Review Date: 29th May 2021
Would I change anything of the NTH Barracuda? No, I wouldn’t, it really is a beautifully designed watch. I was asked the other day, “Is it my favourite NTH Sub?” And you know what, I’m pretty damn sure it is...
Price: $325USD | £235 GBP
Review Date: 14th May 2021
I am so impressed with this watch. It really has took me by surprise! The build quality, the finishing, the tolerances, the lume, the attention to detail, everything... IT IS OUTSTANDING!! It's most definitely a worthy addition to the Zaltek Reviews Elite List...
Wicked Pearl Diver
Price:199 CHF | £155 GBP
Review Date: 2nd April 2021
So as you can probably imagine, I really do like this watch and not only am I backing it on Kickstarter, I’m also backing Pascal and his brand, as I truly believe they have something extra special, hence why I am gladly adding this to the Zaltek Reviews Elite List...
Traska Freediver III
Price: $525 USD | £379 GBP
Review Date: 6th January 2021
The attention to detail is better than anything else I’ve seen in a friggin’ month of Sundays! You would need to head into the bank account-destroying realm of luxury watches, along the lines of Omega, Tudor etc, to get build quality that’s any better than this $500 Traska...
Zelos Mako v3
Price: $499 USD | £359 GBP
Review Date: 20th January 2020
Who knows, this could possibly win my 2020 WOTY award. Only time will tell. Either way, it’s a truly phenomenal watch and congratulate yourself if you manage to get one at the ridiculous low preorder price of just $369 USD. Elshan has nailed it! (yet again)...
Price: $275 USD | £199 GBP
Review Date: 5th November 2019
I reckon HELM could sell the Vanuatu for at least $200 more and it would still be a total bargain! The build quality, fit & finish and tolerancies of the HELM Vanuatu is what other brands should be using as their#1 benchmark. It IS the Porsche 911 of all microbrands...
Borealis Adraga v2
Price: $450 USD | £319 GBP
Review Date: 17th June 2021
So, if you read my introduction, you might be wondering if this watch
has been worth my long, long wait? The Borealis Adraga certainly has
been worth the long and enduring wait and I actually reckon that this v2
is way better (and sexier) than the original...
Price: $399 USD | £289 GBP
Review Date: 15th March 2021
The Bunker from Swiss Watch Company is fuckin’ AWESOME! This is by far the best field watch I’ve ever reviewed. In fact, it’s probably one of the best watches I’ve even seen! The Bunker is a prime candidate for those of you that are looking for that “one watch collection“...
Price: $359 USD | £265 GBP
Review Date: 10th January 2021
To be honest, I could spend all day throwing compliments at the RZE Resolute, stating just how much I really like it. But I’m not going to do that… (This is the point where Travis (RZE Watches owner) starts shittin’ in his undercrackers)! LOL, just joking, I friggin’ love it...
Vario 1918 WW1 Trench
Price: $295 USD | £215 GBP
Review Date: 3rd December 2020
Even my wife keeps commenting on this, saying how much she likes it. Trust me, that’s a rare occurance, she normally doesn’t give a shit. I had a Rolex on earlier today and she didn’t even bat an eyelid.A watch that’s even better looking than a Rolex! (says the wife)...
Price: $500 USD | £415 GBP
Review Date: 21st May 2020
I’ve reviewed both, the Monta Triumph and this, and trust me, I’d pick the Traska each and every time. All I’m saying is, this is just how good the Traska Summiteer actually is, get one, you most definately would not regret it! Traska – Excellent job. “The Mutts Nuts” as they say. Take a bow!...
Zelos Horizons GMT v2
Price: $749 USD | £545 GBP
Review Date: 30th May 2020
Well, what can I say about this one, other than the Horizons GMT v2 is the best Zelos that I’ve ever had my hands on! 110% Recommended! What are you waiting for? Go and blow that dust off your credit card as this GMT from Zelos is worth every single penny...
Steinhart Ocean 39 GMT Premium 500
Price: $815 USD | £595 GBP
Review Date: 13th May 2020
This is my first experience of Steinhart and it just so happens it’s a watch that I’ve bought with my own hard earned cash. So, will I keep the Steinhart? Hell yeah! I was actually really surprised by how much I love this watch, and that's well after the honeymoon period...
Dekla Turbulenz v.2
Price: $675 USD | €554 EUR
Review Date: 11th June 2021
The Turbulenz v.2 from Dekla Watches is most definitely a fantastic pilot’s (tactical) watch, that just screams in both excellent and very legible design, with the added bonus of fantastic German build quality.You might have to wait for a wee while after placing your order but trust me, it’s worth it...
Price: $400 USD | £295 GBP
Review Date: 25th November 2020
A true testiment to Atticus Watches, as I previously said, I HAVE been wearing the Icarus almost everyday since it arrived. That says a LOT, considering the amount of watches that I have available to choose from. The Icarus; definitely worthy of a 10/10 at the preorder price...
Price: $1,250 USD | £910 GBP
Review Date: 24th April 2020
Looking at the entire model range from Sinn, I’ve always thought that the 556i would tick all the boxes. Two weeks ago, I had a major clear out of watches from my own collection, and I am only a ‘baw hair‘ away from buying a 556i on the H-link bracelet from Sinn...
SYE MOT1ON Chronograph
Price: $795 USD | £560 GBP
Review Date: 4th June 2021
Do I recommend this Chronograph? Very much so! It's definitely up there with the best I've seen over the years. I should be begging SYE Watches to take my money for this one. Oh aye, I had to go and make a brand newaward just for this watch. The INNOVATION Award...
Nezumi Studios Corbeau
Price: $375 USD | £275 GBP
Review Date: 12th August 2019
A fantastic looking chronograph! As previously mentioned, I love this watch so much, I just have to get one for my own collection. The build quality, fit & finish are absolutely fantastic.Nezumi Studios; I have nothing else to say, other than, brilliant! Phenomenal job...