Garmin Descent Mk2S Review

­­­ TTAW’s head honcho recently arranged my first loaner: the Garmin Descent Mk2S. It’s like the Fenix 6 Pro from their Multi-sport series but with a built-in dive computer. I reminded RF that I’m no longer a diver. Fitness-wise, I’m not. In fact, I’ve never owned a fitness watch OR a smartwatch. Perfect, he pronounced perversely. My biggest fear: I wouldn’t be able to set the watch up properly to master all/most/some/any of the functions. There are a more than a few . . .

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Seiko C359-5000 Review

The Seiko C359-5000 takes us back to the late ’70’s. Hamilton’s Pulsar – the hugely expensive “touch to operate” watch that launched digital timekeeping – had been cut off at the knees by hundreds of cheap imitators. Seiko took the digital ball, put it on an LCD screen and ran with it, creating dozens of variations on the theme. None so cool as the C359-5000. None so important to me . . .

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Lüm-Tec Combat B49 24H Review

Before I received my first Lüm-Tec, I was picking up what they were putting down. Aside from Lüm-Tec’s personalized attention and veterans’ discounts, I couldn’t resist their unique design language and luminous technology. I signed-up for two more watches on pre-order. The Lüm-Tec Combat B49 24H was delivered a week or so ahead of its estimated July release. I received #38 of the limited run of 500. Unfortunately . . .

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Watch Accuracy: Rolex vs. Casio

“A Rolex will never be as accurate as a cheap quartz watch.” That’s a commonly held belief by people who sniff at expensive automatic watches. Is it true? What about the reverse? Does more money buy you greater accuracy? Put on your best water resistant watch and join me for a data dive into the strange world of watch accuracy. . .

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G-SHOCK DW5600 NASA21 Review

Space nerds rejoice! Casio’s G-SHOCK division has issued a 40th anniversary special edition DW5600 NASA21 commemorating the first Space Shuttle launch. It first went on sale on the G-SHOCK website at precisely T-minus zero, 40 years after the launch of STS-1 (April 12, 1981 at 7:00am) . . .

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