Off the Cuff: Tissot Seastar 1000 Chronograph

The Seastar name first appeared in the Tissot catalogue in 1954, but not as a dive watch, or a chronograph. It was in reference to its caseback, which used new technology to repel moisture and dust. The latest iterations certainly do that. True to its name, the Seastar 1000 offers up a whopping 300m (1000ft) of water resistance, due in part to its screw down crown and caseback. To achieve this in the chronograph version, the brand has also designed funky, screw down pushers.

Off the Cuff: Alcadus VELOS

The latest offering from Alcadus is a vintage-inspired racing watch that might just increase your heartrate. The VELOS--Greek for "arrow"--is a split-second flyback chronograph, and it comes, fittingly, in an assortment of motorsport liveries. Alcadus founder, Yook Hong, a long-time enthusiast, collector, and watch modder, himself, seems to have stumbled upon a winning combination in the VELOS: elegant design at an affordable price.