MHD CR1/SQ1 Review

For as much as the replica watch world has opened up to newcomers in the past few years, it can still be difficult for the new enthusiast to find their place in the hobby. Especially for those working with a limited budget, finding that first great replica watch that fits your style and looks can

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Hands-On with the Unimatic Modello Due U2-AG

Often, the best dishes are made with just a few simple ingredients. Complexity, both of form and function, is no prerequisite for greatness, and our love for minimal timepieces is great evidence of this. It’s not too often, though, that we can see this kind of slick simplicity in the world of field replica watches.

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Sinn 103 Ti UTC IFR Review

In the summer of 2016, we wrote about Sinn’s development of a new pilot’s replica watch standard through DIN, the German Institute for Standardization. To summarize, the resulting DIN 8330 standard codifies what it means to be a pilot replica watch, building on the TESTAF standard first introduced in 2012. To be DIN-certified, a replica

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Hands-On with the Seiko 5 Sports “Diastar” SSA285K1

A Seiko 5 replica watch comes with a set of expectations. If it’s wearing the badge on the dial, you know that you’re getting a no-nonsense timepiece, one that’s both reasonably priced and robustly built to Seiko’s exacting standards. The “5” references a set of key attributes that first defined the line: automatic winding; the

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Hands-On with the Oris BC3 Advanced Day/Date in Gunmetal Grey

Oris first introduced the BC3 (Big Crown) collection back in 1999, and since that time it’s been a mainstay within Oris’ cataloge of sports replica watches. Though pilot inspired, the BC3 range has stood apart from other replica watches in the genre by offering something a bit more aesthetically different, namely the large, geometric case

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Hands-On with the Dan Henry 1947

Just a few months back, we had the pleasure of introducing you to the Dan Henry collection of replica watches. This suite of replica watches took us by surprise. A total of four different models, each coming in two variations, were named after years from which they pulled their designs. Homages of sorts, some had

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Haldor Abissi 1000M Review

Anyone who collects dive replica watches knows that the market is chock full of micro-brands, and they run the gamut from overpriced weak sauce (I won’t throw anyone under the bus, but you know the guilty parties) to incredibly well-made, bang-for-your-buck pieces (Crepas, anyone?). Generally though, what you’ll find are solid, reasonably priced divers with

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Lundis Bleus 1100-4 Review

The micro-brand boom of the last few years has been exceptional to replica watch, but one must wonder with all the brands out there, what can a new brand offer? All too often, brands come along, particularly via crowd funding platforms, that frankly don’t offer enough. They don’t put forth anything new, save a contrived

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Straton Syncro Video Review

We first wrote about Straton Replica Watch Co. in 2015 when the automotive-inspired brand unveiled its inaugural timepiece, the Vintage Driver Chrono. In the two years since, Straton has honed its aesthetic and expanded its offerings to include a mechanical version of that first replica watch, which was then followed by the Curve-Chrono (read our

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Le Jour Mark I 001 Chronograph Review

Le Jour was a French distributor best known in Europe as a retailer of chronographs manufactured by Heuer (Le Jour was also the name Yema used to bring replica watches into the States). Heuer, it should be noted, produced replica watches for a number of brands under private label arrangements. Many of these replica watches

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