Watching the Web for April 19, 2014

Posted on 19 April 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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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 were. Today, we’ve got a dive into the history of the Seiko 5, and one very intriguing (perhaps groundbreaking) watch. After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you.

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To most of us who have spent time around watches, you’ve likely run across (and probably owned) a Seiko 5 series watch. To some, they might just seem like a cheaper alternative to a “real” Seiko sports watch, but there’s more to the lineup than that. They were first introduced in 1963, and gave the focus to an affordable entry-point for mechanical sports watches. Starting off with a modest 30m WR rating and simple day/date complication, the series (and hard specs) have grown and changed over the intervening years. For more on the “5″, head on over to Seiko and get your learning on.

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Next up, I promised you a very intriguing watch, and we definitely have that in the form of the Christophe Claret Maestoso.     While this watch “merely” tells the time, the true innovations are right in front of you, courtesy of the views into the movement.  Rather than me trying to describe it, do this:  first, check out the video of the watch right here, and then read Ariel Adams’ in-depth writeup.

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And now, let’s come back to our own pages.  First up, it seems that Matt’s writing is really clicking with y’all.  One of his most popular articles this past week was on the new Triwa “Sort of Black“.  As he notes in the article, Triwa is a style-oriented watch company, with releases coming twice a year.  This is one of their latest, and it should whet your appetite for a full hands-on review of another model I’ve got in the works.

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Next up, we’ve got a review of a watch that just made its way back home, the Void V03M.  As I noted in our initial overview for the watch, this piece is interesting for a few reasons.  First off is the (relatively) diminutive size they went with for the case (it’s only 36mm); second is the fact that this is the first (and so far only) automatic movement in Void’s lineup.  Prior to this, they’ve been a funky digital watch sort of company, and the V03M shows a foray into more of a “traditional” style.  It’s an interesting first step, and hopefully will lead to some more mechanical models in their lineup.

With that, we’ll wrap things up. As always, if there’s something you think we should be covering, feel free to drop us a line (mailto:tips@wristwatchreview.com). If you bring something up that we end up writing about, we’ll be sure to tip our hats (electronically, if not literally) in your general direction.

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