Ollech & Wajs M-110 AS

Built like a skin diver, the M-100 AS is hybrid of sorts. The handsomely brushed stainless steel case packs a solid 300m of water resistance. However, at the same time, it is fitted with a 360-degree bidirectional compass bezel. Of course, Ollech & Wajs can draw upon more than sixty years of experience as a maker of both military and dive watches. Here, clearly, we have the coalescence of those two practices in one robust piece. Continue reading Ollech & Wajs M-110 AS

Off the Cuff: YEMA Urban Field

Today, YEMA released their latest novelty for 2023—a hybrid inventive it calls the Urban Field. Indeed, the watch is a crossover between a traditional, military-inspired field watch and a that of a casual dresser. Designed, no doubt, for those who patrol the urban jungle more often than they do the backwoods, the YEMA Urban Field treads an interesting—and versatile—line. Continue reading Off the Cuff: YEMA Urban Field

Off the Cuff: Marathon 46mm Arctic JDD Search and Rescue

Much like the brand’s smaller GSAR line, the standard JDD is a brushed stainless steel, 30ATM diver with an automatic Swiss movement–only wider, thicker, longer, and heavier. In 2021, Marathon added the Arctic White dial to its GSAR line after much research and development. The idea behind the dial change was less about aesthetics, or choice, and more about constructing something essential to usage in the far north—where glare from a combination of ice and snow can be an issue.   Continue reading Off the Cuff: Marathon 46mm Arctic JDD Search and Rescue