Category Archives: ETA 2824-2

introducing: Formex, Watches with Patented Suspension System

Foreword At, we like to discuss watchmaking in the second part of the XX century. A lot of trends have appeared during that era, and their precursors don’t always get the recognition they deserve. In 2010, editor Francis J. had an interesting correspondence with Mister Brendon Nunes, founder of Trintec Industries Inc. , which led to the […]

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introducing: ROTOR Watches, Proudly Made in Germany

Located near München, Germany, ROTOR Uhren is specialized in affordable German military timepieces. Being a lover of watches himself, founder Frank Schiffner began selling watches with his own brand in 2004 through Direct Marketing (mail order). Herr Schiffner has connections with local suppliers, and he tries to source the finest components to build watches at affordable prices. The movements are […]

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New Prometheus Collections

Amongst micro-brands, Prometheus ( is very prolific. After the Ocean Diver, Recon 5 and Manta Ray, this microbrew brand has been expanding their collection range with new additions: Baiji Featuring tritium vials, this nautical watch uses an ST2130 movement made by Tianjin Seagull. Tritium vials use the radioactive decay of tritium to keep the compound shining. The […]

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introducing: Tiburon Watch

Based in Barcelona, Spain, watchmaker Sergio Fernandez Pons named his company after the Spanish name of a shark species: Tiburón Watch. The brand’s mission is to offer high quality diver, dual-time, military and classic watches. Their motto is “Swiss Heart and Barcelona Design”. Their first collection, the HammerHead Shark, is built in Germany and features […]

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New Vintage-Inspired Watch From Tudor

Pictures had already been released on the Web last week, but Rolex’es sister company Tudor is officially introducing the Heritage Black Bay now. The 41 mm timepiece is a new nautical watch inspired by a model from 1954, contemporary to the legendary Turn-o-graph that preceded the iconic Submariner. This makes it the third piece in Tudor’s recent Heritage […]

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