Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition

Oris Carysfort Reef Gold standing proud

The Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition dive watch “celebrates the 30,000 planted corals to date in partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation.” The Carysfort joins the Aquis Lake Baikal, The Great Barrier Reef and Clean Ocean as a member of’ The Oceans Project. While you can’t fault the Swiss watchmaker’s sense of social responsibility, you can ask . . .

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Three Reasons Not to Buy a Dive Watch

Zodiac ad

Back in the day, Zodiac had to convince customers it was OK to buy a dive watch even if you don’t dive. Nowadays, Zodiac feels free to tag their retro Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation “For the Underwater Pro” – knowing full well pro divers wear digital dive computers. People buy dive watches because they’re cool. Free country and all that. But here are three reasons NOT to buy a dive watch . . .

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New Watch Alert: 1/10/2020

New watch alert - lume shot Panerai Equation of Time

Another Friday, another horological harvest. If keeping up with the New Watch Alert series is a bit like drinking from a firehose now, imagine what it’s going to be like when I report from Watches & Wonders (the new, user-friendly Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie). The SWATCH group and Seiko won’t be there, but I will. Meanwhile, I’m here to spill the temporal beans, beginning with a very strange watch . . .

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LÜM-TEC’s New Watches

LÜM-TEC new 350M-1 stainless steel dive watch

My name is Robert Farago and I’m a lumatic. I was entranced by glowing watches from an early age. It was friggin’ cool then, it’s friggin’ cool now. So I guess it’s no surprise that I’ve taken a shine to LÜM-TEC’s new models – now available for pre-order. Here’s the 411 on the horological illuminati . . .

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New Watch Alert 1/3/20

Jazmaster Open Heart on wrist

Deciding what wristwear should melt your plastic and enter horological rotation is like looking for something worth watching on TV, only worse. The Truth About Watches is here for you, separating the wheat from the chaff, giving you the inside dope on the best and worst watches competing for your time and attention. Here’s this week’s new watch alert . . .

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