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M Mechanicals Lew & Huey Orthos represents the first attempt at a true diving watch from the American based Lew & Huey brand. Rated to 30 atm, the new Orthos adds a unidirectional 120-click rotating diving bezel to the solid Cerberus design and caps the 42 mm case with a slightly domed and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Melding vintage and modern styling cues the Orthos can come across as quasi-traditional in black or blue dials, or off the wall in orange, green, or even purple sunburst dial versions. Well protected inside the steel case beats a Seiko caliber NH35 automatic movement. MSRP $625. www.janistrading.com Melbourne 36 mm used to be a full-sized men’s wristwatch in the era before quartz watches came on to the market. Today, 36mm is more commonly seen as a uni-sex – or even ladies size. However, If you don’t need or prefer an over-size behemoth on your wrist and still love the tic of a mechanical watch on your wrist the Parkville might just be a good fit. Seiko’s NH35 automatic movement resides within and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the guilloche’–pattern dial. Retail price is $325 at www.melbournewatch.com.au 18 FUNCTION | AboutTime Magazine