Orion Hellcat Automatic Watch in Red
Gear
Josh Faigen

REVIEW: Orion Hellcat Watch

I must admit that I find myself missing the Orion Hellcat. I spent about 2 weeks with the burgundy-dialed variant and truly enjoyed every minute with it. The size and proportions of the watch are pretty much perfect in my opinion and I think this design will speak to a wide range of watch enthusiasts. Nick at Orion set out to create a pilot watch with the Hellcat, but I think he did something more than that.

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Marnaut - Hero Shot - Black Face Dark Surge
Gear
Josh Faigen

REVIEW: Marnaut – Dark Surge

Marnaut’s first release, the Dark Surge, is a head spinner with an awesome dial. Read more to find out whether this new Micro Brand offering is as great as it is bold.

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Spinnaker Dumas Hero Shot
Gear
Josh Faigen

REVIEW: Spinnaker Dumas

The Spinnaker Dumas is the first proper diver watch created by Spinnaker designed specifically with divers in mind. It’s presence on the wrist is undeniable, even if overstatedly so, but that aligns with their target audience.

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Winfield Mission Timer One Wrist Shot Photo
Gear
Josh Faigen

REVIEW: Winfield Watch Co.’s Mission Timer One

The Mission Timer One is a very good initial launch from Winfield Watch Co. All things considered, I think that the MT1 takes all the right elements of classic military design and packages them in an extremely rugged and durable offering.

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Ardor & Forge - Rothrock Junita
Gear
Josh Faigen

REVIEW: Ardor & Forge – Rothrock Juniata

What Zack Rackovan has created with his initial offering from Ardor & Forge may not be for everyone, but those who are looking for a truly unique, rugged, and dependable watch suited for everyday or heavy outdoor use will surely be pleased.

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Nomatic Black Wallet
Gear
Derrick Beil

NOMATIC Wallet Review

The NOMATIC Wallet is one of the most minimalistic wallets on the market. This wallet should be on your short list if you’re in the market for an ultra-small and compact wallet at an affordable price range.

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Gear
Josh Faigen

NATO Watch Strap Review

The NATO-style watch strap began as an innovation made for the armed forces by the British Ministry of Defense in 1973. The military needed a strap that was versatile, secure, and could handle spring bar failures no matter what the troops threw at it. The solution: using a one length nylon strap which wrapped underneath the watch case twice that offered resistance against ripping and tearing in the field.

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Buying Guide
Josh Faigen

Affordable Automatic Watches for Under $250

The endless array of options out there can be daunting when you start looking into buying your first automatic watch. With hundreds of watch brands and styles, there are endless possibilities if price is of no concern, but the truth is that price will play a huge factor for many of us when deciding which watch to purchase. I know it was for me about 2 years ago when my now current obsession with watches began as mild curiosity. Whether you’re an EDC fanatic, an ocean adventurer, or a fast-rising company man, we’ve got you covered with what I – and much of the watch community – consider some of the reliable and versatile budget-friendly automatic watches out there. So, without any further delay, let’s get down to it!

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