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Jun 1, 2023

The Grey NATO – 241 – Our Favorite Small Watches

As a spiritual follow-up to TGN 195 – which was all about the big watches we love – this episode is all about our favorite ...  smaller watches. Jason and James set a physical limit of 38mm and put together a list of the smaller watches that stick out in their memory. From Rolex to Timex, Breitling, and Hamilton, small watches are not just for those of us with smaller wrists.

Commander Shade

Special edition (Special Box) M8429.3.23.11 Monocoque case Two-tone sunray dial Vintage Mido Logo The Commander 1959 Swiss watch has been produced without interruption since that year.

Rover Haven Straps

Rover Haven makes affordable watch straps from Horween shell cordovan. At Rover Haven, we're as passionate about our watches as we are about the straps we wear them on. The chances are good that we know and love the same watches you do.
Rover Haven Straps

Local and regional eSIMs for travellers - Airalo

As a global organization, Airalo has sought to impact and improve the lives of as many people as possible. Including initiatives such as; our Clean Water Initiative in Cameroon, our work with Children International to sponsor children in developing countries, and various relief funds we've organized for Ukraine, Myanmar, and Australia.

Hands-On: The 'Gold' Casio A500WGA-9DF World Timer

In my ongoing quest to fill my plate at the buffet of gold watches, I've seen a classically-minded but fun-loving Mido and a Seiko diver that crossed a well-loved design with a shock of gold that was anything but stodgy.

Q Timex - Reissue & Vintage-Inspired Watches | Timex

Discover the timeless elegance of the Timex Q. Experience accurate time-telling with this collection of reissue and vintage-inspired watches from Timex. Get yours today! Timex
Timex US

Halios is Back with a New Limited Edition Made in Collaboration with Topper Jewelers - Worn & Wound

Halios, Jason Lim's microbrand that has developed a rabid following over the years, only increasing as new releases have slowed, is releasing a new watch today in a collaboration with Topper Jewelers out of Burlingame, CA. It's a new Universa, but it incorporates dial elements typically found in the Seaforth, the watch that is in [...]
Worn & Wound


ORDERING DETAILS TECHNICAL DETAILS OTHER Pricing: PRICING: USD$735 (please note all prices are in USD) SHIPPING: Canada: Free / USA: $25 / Everywhere else: $65 SERIES II SCHEDULED FOR LATE 2023. MATERIAL: 316L stainless steel FINISH: Brushed with polished lug chamfer DIAMETER: 38mm WATER RESISTANCE: 10 ATM LUG-TO-LUG:
HALIOS Watches


The ruggedly elegant all-rounder.

Hands-On: Oris's Eco-Minded Diver

As an estimated 13 million tons of plastic makes its way into our oceans each year, Oris previously partnered with Everwave (formerly known as Pacific Garbage Screening) to support the painstaking process of lowering the impact of plastics in the oceans.

Big Crown

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MR01 Blue - Baltic Watches

A classic yet modern watch The lines of the MR01 are pure, sober and elegant. The steel case is 36mm in diameter and features polished finishes on the bezel and lugs. The 44mm side is horizontally brushed, bringing a balanced contrast to the whole watch.

Introducing: The New 38mm Seiko 5 Sports SRPK29, SRPK31, SRPK33, And SRPK35

Four new models now being offered in 38mm sizing, Seiko's popular line of 100-meter "dive style" watches expands in a manner that will certainly suit a wider variety of wrists.

IW324008-Pilot's Watch Automatic 36

Stainless steel case, Automatic, self-winding, Diameter 36.0 mm, Blue alligator leather strap by Santoni, Strap width 18.0 mm. Made in Switzerland View More Details Customize Available to buy online. Orders can be returned within 30 days free of charge. Pay with credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) or Paypal.

Club 38 Campus

NOMOS's most affordable timepiece, designed with students and recent graduates in mind. Buy yours today from HODINKEE.


Item code: 15411 Cabot Watch Company Mellor-72 W10 handwound mechanical. Read the Hodinkee article by Jason Heaton here. Probably the most accurate and faithfully reproduced 1970's British Military W10 available. If there was a contract today for this watch we would have no hesitation submitting this to MOD for tender.
Cabot Watch Company

Planet Ocean 600M Seamaster Steel Chronometer Watch | OMEGA US®

Discover the elegant style of the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Steel watch (Ref., and buy it online on the official OMEGA® Website! Take advantage of the full, certified OMEGA® experience for your online purchase and enjoy the performances and authentic style of this timepiece.

Buy Breitling Superocean Watches Online | Breitling US

The Breitling Superocean watches: dive watches with 60 years of legacy. Find a watch that suits your lifestyle!

Rolex Oyster Perpetual - Make the world your Oyster

Oyster Perpetual watches stand out with dials in subtle or vibrant colours, ensuring that they always sport a contemporary look. Optimal protection The Oyster case of the Oyster Perpetual models is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted exclusively from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy.

In-Depth: Everything You Need To Know About The Rolex Explorer Ref. 14270

It was also in 1953 that the Explorer reference 6350 was released. While not technically the first Explorer, it is the first to feature the Explorer name on the dial. Featuring Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9, a 36mm case size, and black dial, this watch was the foundation for the Explorer design language going forward.

Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm | H69439931

The new Khaki Field Mechanical is a faithful recreation of its original 1960s forebear and is true to Hamilton's military heritage.

Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Mechanical | H76419931

Powered by the awesome H-50 handwinding movement with 80 hours of power reserve, the Khaki Pilot Pioneer is a reinterpretation of a vintage military watch produced for the British Royal Air Force in 1973. Featuring a distinctive dial pattern and robust NATO strap, this is a military watch with real character.

Iron Cream

Case diameter: 35mm Lug to lug length: 42mm Case depth: 10.1mm Case finish: Polished Strap width: 16mm Dial: Vitreous enamel on copper Movement: Sellita SW-210-1 + Incabloc shock protection Glass: Sapphire with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating Hands: Made in-house and individually thermally treated by hand Case back: Solid screw-in Waterproof: 5ATM Warranty: 5 years

A Week On The Wrist: The Glycine Airman No. 1

The 24-hour bezel that was a hallmark trait of the original Airman is reproduced here and retains the locking feature that is pure charming 1950s technology. Rather than a ratcheting function commonly found in uni-or bi-directional bezels these days, the Airman No.

Captain Cook Automatic

An original look from 1962 is brought to life in a new and improved form for the twenty-first century. With vintage details and styling true to the original, and up-to-date features that make it a match for modern wearers, Captain Cook is a watch designed to stand the test of time.

Seiko Dolce SACM150

Seiko Dolce SACM150 -26% Seiko Dolce SACM150 - men's watch made by Seiko. It has Japanese quartz movement and 8J41 calibre. Stainless steel, gold plated case of round shape. Case dimensions are 36 mm. in diameter and 5.3 mm. in thickness. The dial of this Seiko watch is gold.
Sakura Watches

Hands-On: The New Aquastar Model 60

Aquastar might not be a name familiar to many, but it was perhaps the single most innovative dive watch brand of the 1960s, with over a dozen patents for everything from bezels to depth gauges. The company had its genesis within the venerable Jean Richard brand, one of the oldest Swiss watch brands at the time.

Introducing: Seiko Announces More Dive-GMTs With The Prospex GMT SPB381, SPB383, and SPB385

Brand: Seiko Model: Prospex 1968 Diver's Modern Re-interpretation GMT and Seiko Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition Reference Number: SPB381 (green), SPB383 (black), SPB385 (light blue, LE) Diameter: 42mm Thickness: 12.9mm Lug to lug: 48.6mm Case Material: Steel with Seikos super-hard coating Dial Color: Green, black, or light blue Indexes: Applied Lume: Lumibrite on hands and markers Water Resistance: 200 meters Strap/Bracelet: Steel bracelet

Hands-On: The Tudor Black Bay 54 Doesn't Waste A Millimeter

As I said in my original Intro, this will undoubtedly bring a new balance to the Black Bay line and offer specific appeal to those who either prefer a genuinely smaller dive watch or those who want a modern and robust Tudor that still feels like vintage.