Archive | December, 2013

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Sprout Cork His-n-Hers Review

Posted on 31 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa


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We’ve gone a long time without his-n-hers reviews, and now we’ve got a pair just about back to back (for the other recent one, you can check out the Armitron review here). While the last model focused on a dressier (and all-metal) look, these models from Sprout go for a more casual – and natural – look, with cork being a predominant material. Continue Reading

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A Rather Polished DIY Watch

Posted on 30 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa



DIY watches bring up a sort of morbid curiosity in me. They’re something I love to see, as you can get some creative ideas. I also have a basic appreciation for the work that goes into them, but I know my skill set (at least with electronics and soldering) would lead to me killing any project I tried to build (hence the morbid side of the curiosity). Continue Reading

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Reminder: Back My Novel, Get Marie Antoinette’s Watch Free (The Book, Not The Actual Watch)

Posted on 29 December 2013 by John Biggs


I’ve been working on my novel, Mytro, for a few years now and I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet: Mytro is now live on Indiegogo and ready to pre-order. The book is done – it just needs some polish and printing and I’m excited to share it with you. Still not convinced? Visit for more information or email me at with questions. It’s high time I tried crowd funding and I’m really excited to see where it leads.

As a reader of WWR I want to make this offer: if you back Mytro, I’ll send you an electronic copy of my watch book, Marie Antoinette’s Watch, right now. Today. The moment you back Mytro. I think you’ll enjoy Mytro but I want to sweeten the pot for you all and I think it’s well worth giving you guys two for one.

Back Mytro at any level – the cheapest is fine – and let me know you’ve back it via email ( I’ll send you an epub, PDF, or mobi version of my watch book. It’s that easy.

Thanks for reading WWR and have a merry Christmas!

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Historical Horology: When Mechanical Watches Made A Comeback

Posted on 29 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa



As we’ve seen in other articles, the watch industry is one that constantly reinvents itself. The quartz revolution of the 1970s left a lasting, perhaps indelible, mark on traditional watchmaking. While the quartz watches brought us unparalleled accuracy in increasingly more affordable packages, the watches ushered in by the Seiko Astron just lacked something that the mechanical watches had. Call it artistry, or a mechanical soul, or whatever your term of choice is – we just know it’s something we’re drawn to. Fortunately, there’s been a bevy of independent watch makers (along with the big players) keeping things alive). Continue Reading

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Watching The Web for December 28, 2013

Posted on 28 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa



Welcome back to our weekly installment, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week year were.  Yes, that’s right – since this is our last edition of the year, I thought I’d cast a little wider net.

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Armitron His-n-Hers Watch Reviews

Posted on 27 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa


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Coordinating things with your significant other can sometimes be a tricky thing to do, if that’s what you’re shooting for. When it comes to watches, you can occasionally find particular models that are presented in both a men’s size (say, 36mm+ case) and a women’s size (in the lower 30′s for the case diameter). What about if you’re looking for something that presents a similar style, but aren’t identical watches? Well, then, you’re in luck, as today we’ve got the first of two upcoming articles (and hands-on reviews) that cover this exact scenario. Today’s examples come to us courtesy of Armitron. Continue Reading

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A Kickstarter Watch With Some Classic Looks

Posted on 26 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa

Our pal Matt Himmelstein is back with another Kickstarter watch, the Mouve M01.  If you ask me, this one definitely has hints of Panerai and/or Tsovet – which I’ll leave to you as to whether or not that’s a good thing.  Read on to see what Matt thought of the watch.

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Enjoy Your Day

Posted on 25 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa


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Given that many of you likely have today off, we thought it was fitting to take a little break ourselves.  Go ahead, enjoy time with your family and try not to overdo it, alright?  We’ll be back with you tomorrow.


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