Author: Cameron Martel

Oath Black Tie Review

In a price point dominated by the Weekender, Seiko 5, and other affordable heavyweights, it’s easy to overlook the microbrands out there offering something different for the same money. You’d be forgiven for doing so, but the omission can be a real shame. Take this Oath, for example: currently on sale for $50 (shipping included, $110 regular), it’s an ultra-affordable quartz that’s definitely worth your eye.

In true WYCA fashion, I warmed up the Tamron macro and got to shooting. Let’s check it out.

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Nick Harris “Orion” Hands On Review

If You’re Keen on Having a Direct Line to The Entrepreneurs & Watchmakers Behind Your Latest Wrist Addition… Take a Look at the Nick Harris Orion This watch is the real deal, and I mean that in every sense of the word. The Orion is a microbrand at its most micro, where the individual behind the brand is also the person that manufactures your watch. It’s a unique story, and not one that I’ve yet encountered across nearly 100 watches and connections with literally dozens of manufacturers of varying sizes. For someone that wants something special – something truly genuine...

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Tangramatic Nereid Argo Review

Tangramatic’s Quasi-Minimalist Nereid Argo Brings Excellent Value At Its Sub-$350 Price Point I participate in some Facebook microbrand watch groups and came across a post from someone showing off a nice classically-styled chronograph. Tangramatic – formed in 2014 – is a small microbrand based out of Australia. I sent them a messaage asking for a review sample… and just a week or so later, one arrived! One of the cooler watches I’ve reviewed this year (comedy isn’t my thing), the Nereid Argo is a watch that’s packing a lot of personality. This version sports a heavy Milanese strap, a small-seconds dial at...

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