Archive | June, 2013

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Historical Horology: A Brief History of Rolex

Posted on 30 June 2013 by Patrick Kansa

 

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Rolex can certainly be a polarizing brand. To many (myself included), it represents “tried-and-true”, in terms of design, execution, and reliability. That isn’t to say that the other camp (viewing them as stale and boring) is wrong – there’s just differing views. Whichever side you find yourself coming down on, read on to get a glimpse into the past, and see what’s driven Rolex to where they are today. Continue Reading

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A Quick Primer On Water Resistance

Posted on 29 June 2013 by Patrick Kansa

 

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Many novice watch collectors may go out searching for a waterproof watch – and by the rules set down by the FTC, there legally is no such thing.  What we have, instead, is water resistance. Continue Reading

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Helson Gauges Your Interest In Bronze

Posted on 28 June 2013 by Patrick Kansa

 

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We’ve featured quite a few bronze-encased watches on these pages, several of which have come from Helson (link). Since I happen to like the look of bronze, I’m happy to report that Helson has delivered another entry into that category. Continue Reading

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Louis Vuitton Wants To Time Your Match Race

Posted on 27 June 2013 by Patrick Kansa

 

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I’ll be the first to admit, when it comes to looking for truly interesting mechanical watches, the fashion houses are not where I would normally think they’d be found. Today, though, it looks like the folks at Louis Vuitton are proving to be an exception. Continue Reading

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Want A Discount On A Custom Watch?

Posted on 26 June 2013 by Patrick Kansa

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If you recall, last summer I brought you word of place you could get a custom watch built – well, “off the shelf” parts and a custom dial, made to your liking (right here).  If that piqued your interest, read on for a discount code… Continue Reading

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REVIEW: G. Gerlach Otago

Posted on 26 June 2013 by Patrick Kansa

 

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In our post yesterday on the Steveo Straps Para Strap, you may have noticed I really didn’t feature the watch too much in those pictures – and that’s because it’s the watch we’re reviewing today, from Polish brand G. Gerlach. Continue Reading

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REVIEW: Steveo Straps Para Strap

Posted on 25 June 2013 by Patrick Kansa

 

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With summer upon us, you might be looking to mix up whatever strap you might have on your watch.  While many are likely changing out leather for something lighter, I’ve come across a great leather option (with a vintage military twist) out of the UK. Continue Reading

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REVIEW: Xetum Kendrick

Posted on 24 June 2013 by Patrick Kansa

 

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Xetum is certainly a brand that needs no introduction to readers of this site. We’ve covered some of their other models (links), and brought you word when their latest model, the Kendrick, was released (link). Today, we’ll be bringing you our hands-on review of that very model. Continue Reading

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