6B MK2 reviewed on Hodinkee

As most readers know, there’s a lot of BS in the watch business – dubious claims, hyperbolic claims of pedigree and purpose, and breathless marketing hype. But Carl Evans is the real deal. He’s the man behind the cult favorite GasGasBones straps and the fledgling watch brand 6B. There’s a lot of chatter, interest, and controversy about British watches these days but 6B, and the latest release, the MK2, side step all of that with an earnestness and honesty that’s refreshing.

First of all, some background on Evans. He’s a retired survival equipment fitter who put in 25 years with Britain's Royal Air Force. During those years, he developed a love not only for Queen and country but also for the great planes of the RAF and the watches issued to, and worn by, the pilots. His work on parachutes, harnesses and other equipment gave Evans a skill in sewing nylon and velcro, which he put to use in his spare time making quirky tactical watch straps, first for Speedmasters and then for pretty much any other watch. What began as a pet project for his own enjoyment became a cottage industry as his GasGasBones straps became popular. Even British brand Bremont took notice and commissioned Evans to make straps for their MB series of watches.

Please read the full review HERE →

This entry was posted in GGB news on January 29, 2015 by Carl.


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One thought on “6B MK2 reviewed on Hodinkee”


  • Carl

    The 6B MK2 was reviewed by Jason Heaton over at HODINKEE recently.
    Read the review and comments by hitting the MORE tab above.



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 The 6B 'SCRAMBLE' as well as all off the shelf items, including Phoenix NATOs and tooling are still available to purchase.

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I thank everyone for their continued support and patience.   Carl 'Bones' Evans