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Hamilton Pan-Europ: Then vs Now

After going to a local watch meet I met doncommando, who agreed to loan me his vintage Pan-Europ for a while so I could snap some photos. Just a couple of weeks later, Justin at Gem by Carati loaned me a brand-new Pan-Europ Auto Chrono for a few days. I thought this was the ideal time to get some side-by-side shots of the vintage Pan-Europ and its modern re-imagining.

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Stuhrling Original Symphony Eclipse Horizon Review Score 67%

Stuhrling Original Symphony Eclipse Horizon Review

The Symphony Eclipse Horizon, as it’s dramatically called, is a ridiculous watch. The 47mm case is monstrous, and the translucent sections of the dial give it even more wrist space. The sparse use of color makes the watch feel more techno-punk than world traveler, but I think that’s kind of the point… which is odd, given that it’s got two separate movements for each dial. Like all Stuhrling’s, you’ll find it’s street price is around $120 as opposed to its $595 “MSRP”.

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Skagen Holst SKW6065 Review Score 78%

Skagen Holst SKW6065 Review

The Holst is an attractive minimalist timepiece, monotone in color and free from anything that would detract from its spartan aesthetic. I quite like it. It’s affordable and keeps good time, and despite being frustrating to set the date, it’s a pretty straightforward watch to use. It’s sleek, thin, and looks good with just about everything. I wear mine all the time.

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Real Watch Reviews By People Who Love Watches

WYCA was launched on the premise that affordable watches deserve a little bit of love, too. Most watch sites tend to focus on the higher end of what's out there, and while we love that kind of content, it doesn't really reflect what we could afford. What about the watches that we wanted to buy? The $500 Seiko's and Tissot's of the world? The cool new Indie brands popping up on kickstarter? What about the watches regular people can afford? We'll review those watches. :) Learn more about how we review watches.

We Review Both Automatic & Quartz Watches

Though we like to focus on automatic movements more than quartz ones. What's interesting is the explosion in popular of the automatic movement despite the smartphone making them more or less totally vestigial. There's just something about an automatic movement though, isn't there? The novelty of incredibly precise and miniaturized engineering mechanically relaying the passing of time with accuracy that deviates in increments of seconds per day... well, we think that's just exceptional. Check our our automatic watch reviews or our quartz watch reviews.
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Tissot T-Complication Squelette Review Score 92%

Tissot T-Complication Squelette Review

In my mind, the Tissot T-Complication Squelette sets the standard for how affordable skeleton watches should be done. Its dramatic design and consistent attention to detail create something that captures the interest of anyone - be they a "watch person" or not. More than good looks, it is an example of Swiss watch making at its best. Of all the watches I've reviewed to date, this one is my favorite.

Stuhrling Original Symphony Eclipse Horizon Review Score 67%

Stuhrling Original Symphony Eclipse Horizon Review

The Symphony Eclipse Horizon, as it’s dramatically called, is a ridiculous watch. The 47mm case is monstrous, and the translucent sections of the dial give it even more wrist space. The sparse use of color makes the watch feel more techno-punk than world traveler, but I think that’s kind of the point… which is odd, given that it’s got two separate movements for each dial. Like all Stuhrling’s, you’ll find it’s street price is around $120 as opposed to its $595 “MSRP”.

Hamilton Pan-Europ: Then vs Now

After going to a local watch meet I met doncommando, who agreed to loan me his vintage Pan-Europ for a while so I could snap some photos. Just a couple of weeks later, Justin at Gem by Carati loaned me a brand-new Pan-Europ Auto Chrono for a few days. I thought this was the ideal time to get some side-by-side shots of the vintage Pan-Europ and its modern re-imagining.

Learn About Watches

A lot of amazing engineering goes into a wristwatch. Today, there are more types of watches than ever before. It’s definitely a great time to be a watch person! We’ve put together a basic primer on watches, including the most popular types and the lingo people use when describing them. Learn more about watches here.