Buceador Caribe by Cuervo y Sobrinos

I love all my children the same, but differently. Same goes for my favorite watch brands. Sinn’s humorless dedication to tool watch indestructibility floats my boat. Grand Seiko flicks my Bic because they’re perfect. Cuervo y Sobrinos earns my admiration with their combination of minimalism, dial texture and, most of all, color. Not all of their watches hew (hue?) to that description, but the new Buceador Caribe does. That said, one of these things is not like the other . . .

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Rolex Deep Sea Special – Seriously?

“The Rolex Deep Sea Special will be auctioned in Geneva on 5 and 7 of November during the Geneva Watch Auction XIV and is presented in a two-tone steel and gold case and bracelet combination in ‘museum quality’ condition,” monochromewatches.com reports. “It is estimated at CHF 1,200,000 – CHF 2,400,000, but it might well hammer for way more.” WTF? . . .

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Apple Watch Series 7 Water Resistance

The latest Apple Watch just dropped. Like its predecessor, the Series 7 wasn’t injured by the fall. Far from it. A range of upgrades leave the wrist-borne computer in fine fettle: sleeker design, larger screen, tougher glass, faster charging, five new colorways, brighter display, a QWERTY keyboard, blood oxygen monitoring and sleep tracking. What hasn’t changed: water resistance. Like its predecessors, the Apple Watch Series 7’s water resistance is 50m. What does that mean? According to Apple . . .

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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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