Off the Cuff: Spinnaker Dumas GMT

Given that more and more brands are coming up with their own versions of affordable GMTs utilizing the Seiko NH34 movement, each brand must up the ante with each release. The name of the game now is to provide maximum value to stand out from the crowd. In this respect, the Dumas GMT offers a lot of value for the asking price of $550.

Off the Cuff: Dan Henry 1975 Skin Diver

Skin Diver magazine launched in 1951. Two years later, Zodiac and Blancpain released the first ever rotating bezel, dedicated dive watches at Basel Fair. Spurred by popular filmmakers and adventurers like Jacques Cousteau, the dive watch craze was on. Pretty soon all watchmakers—both big and small—had a skin diver up their sleeves (literally). Bulova, Caravelle, …

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Off the Cuff: Nodus Sector DEEP

The DEEP marks the latest progression of the brand’s Sector series, employing the same 39mm case as the Sport, Pilot, Field and Dive, with lugs that turn down generously against the wrist. Beyond that initial silhouette, however, it’s a whole new watch. Case thickness gets a bump up to 13.6mm, which—in part—helps the watch attain a monstruous jump in water resistance to 500m. But the real changes involve the dual-function, matte DLC bezel and the funky “destro” crown.