Welcome to our regular weekly feature, Watching the Web, where Patrick and I point you toward watch related articles across the web, and toot our own horns by pointing out some of the more popular articles over the last week or so from WWR. With Baselworld recently concluded, there is a plethora of coverage of new models from the fair, and I am going to highlight some articles from A Blog To Watch, Worn and Wound, Gear Patrol and WristReview. From our own articles, we have Patrick’s review the Tempest Carbon watch and the Tissot Vintage.
Patrick and I have been able to conduct hands-on reviews for a pair of of CT Scuderia watches out of the four reviews we have posted here on the site, and we both are on board with the brand’s signature bullhead design. Probably the one knock is that they are priced into the “aspirational range,” at least for my pocket book. Well, for the next couple of days, there is a sale on CT Scuderia Watches on Touch of Modern, a members only sale-of-the-moment site we point you toward from time to time.
I don’t recall where I read the advice, but one of the other blogs out there once wrote that you really need to have a Russian timepiece in your collection. After all, they are infrequently encountered, but not rare in the sense that they are unaffordable. My favorite sale-of-the-moment site, Touch of Modern, has a sale going on for Poljot Watches, with a selection of automatics and even an affordable tourbillon.
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were bringing you word of a new collaboration between Shinola and Filson (link). With some of the watches coming out of that collaboration, we saw new functionality that the Argonite movements had not previously offered (specifically, a GMT complication). Shinola was not about to let those go unused in their own lines, and at BaselWorld, they introduced, formally, two new Argonite movements.
As you’ve seen, WWR has been working with Every Day Carry to bring along interesting articles from each site to the notice of our readers. This week, we’re taking a look at what a product designer carries along with him in his everyday carry.
There is an old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I think this must be the motto of the Griffin Emblem Watch Company, since they are back with a second batch of watches on the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo. The Griffin Emblem Automatic is offered in three general flavors and several case options for a total of 10 watch configurations, and the designs are only slightly different than the previous campaign. There are three levels of skeletonization in the watches, a small open heart window for the balance wheel, a larger central open heart, and a semi-skeleton design.
When it comes to the world of smart watches, one of the big complaints I have heard (and read about) is that they simply are not designed to be appealing to those who appreciate watches. Many of them are gadgets first, and just happen to be able to be strapped to your wrist. That argument is losing a lot of steam now, especially with the announcement of the Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch.
We are no stranger to Mr Jones on these pages, as a their designs have pop up from time to time. As of late, they seem to have been getting more into collaborations with other brands. One of their latest, with custom bike shop Untitled Motorcycles, really sort of grabbed my attention. Read on to see what the Mr Jones motochrono is all about.