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...
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...
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...
Zelos Mako v3 Ti
Price: €549 (SeriousWatches)
Review Date: 17th September 2021
The lume on the Mako v3 Ti is pretty much what everyone expects these days from Zelos, absolutely fuckin’ phenomenal! Zelos are probably one of the best in the watch industry, even outperformingthe big boys along the likes of Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Seiko etc…
NTH Näcken v2
Price: $725 USD | £585 GBP
Review Date: 20th August 2021
Every watch enthusiast that I know will state that there is no perfect
watch out there, but what we ALL do though, is try and find that one
watch that is as close to perfection as we can possibly find. The Näcken
v2 from NTH is very close to that, no question about it....
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 Swordfish Ti
Price: $369 USD | £279 GBP
Review Date: 6th September 2020
Talking of prices, the one just below this meteorite version is the
forged carbon, which is priced at $449 USD. All of the other “standard” colourways are priced at just $369 USD. Trust me, for what you are getting for your money, that’s utterly phenomenal value!
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...
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...
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...
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 enduring wait and I actually reckon that this v2
is actually better (and sexier) than the original v1...
Price: $399 USD | £289 GBP
Review Date: 15th March 2021
TheBunker 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 ever 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...
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 very own hard earned cash. So, will I keep the Steinhart? Hell yeah! I was actually really surprised by just how much I love this watch, and that's well after the honeymoon period...
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...
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 excellence and legibility, 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...
Werenbach Soyuz 02 RAW II
Price: $1,599 USD | £1,165 GBP
Review Date: 27th August 2021
Everything just works, it’s like a marriage made in heaven!Don’t worry, I’m not getting all soppy on you, I mean a marriage like beer & fags,
sausages & bacon, those kinds of things! That’s what this Soyuz 02
range is like, rockets & watches, what’s not to fuckin’ love...
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...
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...
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...