Watches & Pencils #29 – The Seiko Turtle: Legendary Dive Watch

In early 2016 Seiko re-launched their Seiko Turtle with a big wave. In a short time 4 variants splashed in: a black (SRP777), a gilt (SRP775), a blue (SRP773)...

#TBT The Vintage Seiko Sport Divers

If you backed me into a corner and asked me about the subset of watches I own that I enjoy most, you’d receive a surprising answer. You’d likely guess...

Oris Movember Edition – A special edition version of the iconic Divers Sixty-Five

Every November, the Movember Foundation (founded in 2003) encourages men to grow their moustaches to raise money in support of 1200 health projects world wide. The Movember Foundation’s mission...

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition

We introduce to you the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition watch. James Bond has been a wearer of some handsome timepieces ever since the first movie,...

The Biatec Corsair – A Dressy Pilot’s Watch from Slovakia

As an American, and one who consider himself reasonably worldly, I have to admit that I get lost when it comes to identifying countries on a map east of...

Introducing The Dark Sea 500m From Undive Watches

There was a time that our mailbox was flooded with new watch projects via Kickstarter. Although there were some very nice projects among them, at some point we also...

Hands-On Longines HydroConquest L3.642.4.56.6 Review

When you have around 1000 Euro to spend on a watch, you can go Japanese with Seiko or Citizen, you can find your way in the numerous Kickstarter projects...

Watch Strap Review Part 29. – Crafter Blue Strap Review

It is no secret that we like (Grand) Seiko here on Fratello. From the low cost mechanical watches till the Grand Seiko models with Spring Drive movement. It is...

#TBT Seiko 6106-8100 – A Closer Look at the First Sports Diver

Within vintage circles, collectors now seem to clamor for simple watches with distinctive designs. Today’s #TBT offers a choice within this theme and we even exhibit three different variants....

Report – IAAF World Championships And Seiko Timing

IAAF World ChampionshipsSince 1985, Seiko is the official timer of the International Association of Athletics Federations, or IAAF in short. This year, Seiko invited us to come to the IAAF...

Traveling With the New Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer

Roughly a month ago, Oris reached out to us and asked if we’d be interested in testing a new watch prior to the lifting of a press embargo (yes,...

Speedy Tuesday – A True Oddity: The Omega Speedmaster Hackett

You might be familiar with Hackett London, the menswear retailer from the UK. But did you know there is a Speedmaster Hackett? Hackett was founded in 1979 by Jeremy...

In Detail – Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Moon

Back in 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Tribute to 1931 collection of Reverso models. Watches with the same dimensions as the very first Reverso models (without the brand name on...

The Cartier Tank Is A Legend – Celebrating 100 Years

This year, Cartier is celebrating the 100th anniversary of their Tank watch. Created by Louis Cartier in 1917, inspired by the (then) new Renault tanks that were used at...

Hands-On With The IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport For Good Foundation”

In front of us is the 11th Laureus IWC special edition in the famous blue color: the IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition ‘Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’. Let’s have a look.Laureus...