In which the simple functionality of a good dive watch is celebrated in a non-diving activity. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to fish “The Big Lake,” read on.Read More
The Rover Haven Blog
Light hearted writing about watches, life, and the intersection of watches and life.
In which the watch collector’s famous ability to accumulate multiple specimens of the same thing and differentiate the tiniest details can manifest in other ways. Here the author describes how a lifelong interest in Victorinox Swiss Army Knives has turned into a parallel collecting interest.Read More
Wherein the author discusses the second of two Fun Affordable Watches recently discontinued by its manufacturer and why he loves it. If you came here before reading Part 1, you might want to go read that post first.Read More
A two-part post wherein the author expresses his appreciation for a good, cheap watch with Affordable Collector potential. And in Part 2 the No Repeats rule is broken. Again.Read More
In which the author stumbles across a great opportunity to pick up a minty, vintage Hamilton from a friend, and learns all kinds of interesting things about it.Read More
Thanksgiving with the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel. A brilliant new contender for Membership in the One Watch Club.
In which the author is caught off guard and finds a surprising fondness for a previously disregarded brand.Read More
In which the author questions why such things as feet in wrist shots must exist. This one's probably best left unread if you are easily offended...Read More
In which nothing more and nothing less than some of the author's favorite Hamilton chronographs is discussed. Hamilton fans, rejoice.Read More
Head-to-Head Challenge: Omega Planet Ocean Versus Hamilton Khaki Scuba, set against a tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
In which the surprisingly similar attributes of these two fine tool watches are considered. Is one more suited to the One Watch Life? Read on to find out.Read More
Part 2 of our Week-On-The-Wrist review of the Sinn EZM 13. If you're considering one of these capable tool watches for yourself, you'll want to see how the Sinn fared over the course of the week.Read More
This is Part 1 of a week-on-the-wrist review, in which we acquaint the reader with the Sinn EZM 13 / 613 and its unique features. Those who contemplate a One Watch lifestyle will be interested in this post. Part 2 takes the famously water resistant Sinn chronograph very much above sea level and evaluates its performance. Is the EZM 13 a One Watch candidate? Read on to find out.Read More
In which the author confesses a lifelong interest in all things Bean, and especially their most interesting wristwatches, and considers their James Bond actor equivalents. Yes, someone has actually written a blog post on this subject.Read More
In which a father-son weekend backpacking trip reveals the utility of a good, affordable dive watch.Read More
In which the very rare Avirex store-branded 33 mm Hamilton field watch in virtually NOS condition joins the collection of Confusing Fall Warblers.Read More
In which a long-deferred, classic, mini-grail joins the Rover Haven Essential Sinn Chronograph collection. Surprised?Read More
In which the no-repeats rule is violated and a beautiful Heuer Bundeswehr arrives at Rover Haven. Here is a post for fans of Sinn and Heuer alike.Read More
In which a father-son duo get stranded in Michigan's Upper Peninsula when an epic blizzard closes the highway. Lemonade from lemons -- click read more.Read More
A few new 33 mm Hamilton field watches join the flock. Tired of this yet? You can always show this to your spouse as proof that you aren't the craziest watch collector he or she knows.Read More
I've added a few more 33 mm Hamilton Field watches to the flock of Confusing Fall Warblers. Although as a genus we could hardly call this watch "rare," some of the species are certainly unusual. Click the Read More link below to find out.Read More
In which we discuss an affordable homage and a premium tribute. Mk II and Omega fans take note!Read More