So, remember when we brought you word of Xetum’s newest model (well, it was a teaser, to be sure). Well, today is the big day – the newest member of the Tyndall family is now available. Continue Reading
I don’t like Ebay so I’m posting this here first: I’d like to sell my Speedmaster Reduced Automatic with box and papers for $1,200. It’s a little higher than I’ve seen it but it’s in excellent condition with only a little desk rash on the clasp. It comes from my private collection and I’ve worn it regularly for a few years but at this point I feel I need to move on. I release it into the wild with great sadness. If you’d like to make an offer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I don’t hear anything I’ll stick it onto the forums and then, lastly, the cesspool of crime and villainy that is Ebay.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their entries, as well as their words of congratulations on my hitting the two year mark here on WWR. It’s been a fun ride, and I’m looking forward to continuing to bring you the content you’ve come to expect from us.
Ok, enough blathering from me. Now, on to the important news! Continue Reading
We would like to remind New York City and surrounding area residents that July 25th, 2013 is the evening of the aBlogtoWatch & Girard-Perregaux Summer Soiree event at the Girard-Perregaux Boutique on Madison Avenue. The event begins at 6pm and continues at the adjacent Club Macanudo next door at 8pm. We have a bit more room for guests at the boutique, and anyone unable to get a space can join us at Club Macanudo.
All the relevant details can be found here when we announced our evening of horological entertainment with Girard-Perregaux. All participants must RSVP and be confirmed. Note that the deadline for RSVPing is July 22nd (but RSVP today and I’ll get you in). Please e-mail RSVP@aBlogtoWatch.com
If you recall, I first brought word of Stanton to you back in March (link) when I covered their very nice ladies automatic model. Today, we’re going to take a look at a watch that is just being introduced.
This new watch is called the L.E.S. Edition – Series II, and represents the first time that Stanton has created a second edition for any of their models. The original edition featured a 40mm case and a blue sunray dial. This new edition carries the same case forward, but the dial has changed.
Now, the watch will have dial with a silver center and white edge, along with the same sunray effect that the original had. They’ve also added some gold marks at each hour marker for a bit of an accent to the piece.
As with the other models in the lineup, this one will feature a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, which can be seen through the sapphire exhibition caseback. Up front, you also have a sapphire crystal, covering that new dial and the stick hands. Rounding things out, you have a 20mm alligator strap on a deployant clasp to hold it on your wrist.
Overall, this is a tidy dress watch that’s got some sportwatch leanings (case size, bezel shape, 50m WR). The pictures of the white and silver dial seem interesting, and I’m guessing it will work well to break up what some may perceive to be the monotony of the dress watch segment.
The L.E.S. Edition – Series II will be available for $1,095 when it goes on sale. And here’s where things get a bit interesting, as the watch is only up for pre-order at this time. If you’d like to get your reservation in before the watch goes live on their site (and a waiting list builds), you’ve got two options. You can either sign up for their email List to be notified when the pre-order opens up, or you can send them an email, and let them know you heard about the watch here on WWR.