Author Archives: Patrick Kansa

Writer on, and amateur collector of, watches of all types. Along with my writings here, you can find additional watch-related thoughts from me over on aBlogtoWatch. If you're on Twitter, you'll find me there as @ABTW_Patrick (for the watch stuff) and @pkansa (for everything else).

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Hands-on with the Filson Dutch Harbor

Back in March, we brought you word of the newest watch from the Filson and Shinola collaboration, the Filson Dutch Harbor. In that overview, I felt the watch was a slick take on a dive watch. How does that impression hold up now that I have spent some time with the Filson Dutch Harbor on the wrist? Let’s dive in and have a look.

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The McDowell Time Delray is a military watch with vintage style

I must really have a thing for trench watch-inspired watches, as another Kickstarter project just crossed my desk, and I rather liked what I saw. Then again, going with what seems to be a popular style (vintage military in a modern design) is a solid way to go, especially for a brand just starting out. With that in mind, let’s see what the McDowell Time Delray has on offer.

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The Watch Video Rewind for May 1, 2016

Welcome to a new month, and our regular Sunday feature, the Watch Video Rewind. In this series, we like to take a break from words about watches, and instead bring you videos about watches, watch making, or sometimes even music about watches. In this week’s edition, we have a couple of factory tours, and a couple of “Watch Stories” videos, which dives into the background of favorite watches of some prominent people.

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Watching the Web for April 30, 2016

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of interesting watch articles from around the web, as well as what proved to be the most popular from our own pages with you, our readers. From the wide, wide, wide world of watches, we have a hands-on review of the Damasko DA38, a deep (and I mean deep) dive into the lume on the A. Lange & Söhne Grande Lange 1 Moonphase Lumen , and a discussion on watch quality standards. From our own pages, we have…

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Introducing the Xeric Soloscope Collection

After what seemed to be a drought of interesting watch-related projects on the crowdfunding sites, we have been seeing a flood of more interesting things cropping up. Xeric (which the guys from Watchismo started up) has been creating watch designs that break from normal conventions, keeping in line with the quirky and interesting designs that they offer on their site. Their latest designs, in the form of the Xeric Soloscope collection, mix in some elements of previous models and bring some new things to the table.