Posted on 05 August 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
If you are not already a member of Touch of Modern, you really should join up. It is a site that highlights cool designs, furnishings, clothes and toys, and offers them on sale for a few days. There is new stuff on the site every day, and the sales only last for a couple of days. We have highlighted a number of watch realted sales on the site, and I found three recent ones that I thought were worth mentioning. Tavannes Watch Company has three versions of their skeleton watch up for sale; Catorex has 18 Swiss watches and pocketwatches on the site; and Rapport of London is selling a variety of watch winders and display/storage cases. Continue Reading
Posted on 07 July 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
Christopher Ward is a watchmaker that gets a fair bit of space on our pages. Not because they pay us, or advertise on the site, but because they make really nice watches and sells them at affordable price points. I have one, a friend of mine has one, and I am pretty sure Patrick has one. But all of these have someone else’s watch movement ticking away beneath the attractive design. Well, CW just changed the equation. The C9 Harrison 5 Day Automatic houses the brand’s first in-house movement, boasting a (you guessed it) 5 day power reserve. Continue Reading
Posted on 10 June 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
Melbourne Watch Company was kind enough to send over 2 copies of their Finders watch for me to wear for a while, one a black dial on a black strap, and the other a ‘white’ dial on a brown strap. Patrick wrote up the watch when it was still in the project phase on Indiegogo, so now it was my turn to get an impression of the watch. And, to cut to the chase, I liked it.
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
Both Patrick and I are fans of Christopher Ward. And we both like dive watches. But as a diver, I see the days of needing a dive watch as long gone. But the ruggedness of a dive watch, that is something which should stick around. And if you take that ruggedness, and tone it down so it works as a true business watch, then you have a nice product for the real world. Which brings me to the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic, available as a pre-order right now. Continue Reading
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
Christopher Ward is a name that is well known to the site. My favorite watch that I own is a C11, I am pretty sure Patrick has at least one CW, and a friend of mine recently picked up a dress quartz from the company. With direct sales, quality products, and a broad design appeal, they are a company that I can easy recommend to anyone looking for a watch. Right now, they are accepting pre-orders for the C5 Malvern Slimline, due to ship at the end of June. Continue Reading
Posted on 12 May 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
I really don’t like it when I make my mind up about something, only to slowly have to evolve my opinion based on addition information. I do it, but only begrudgingly. Such is the case with the latest watch project to come up on Kickstarter, the 1776 from Washington Mount Vernon. I was set to be really blase about the project, only to come around and like it.
Posted on 06 May 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
I don’t currently own a chronograph, but have been temped to pick one up. Fjord Timepieces recently lent me one of their chronos, the Agna, so I got to spend a bit of time with one. The Agna is quartz driven dressy chronograph, so it works well when you have to time a business meeting or can’t let go of sports mode when you are wearing a suit. Continue Reading
Posted on 21 April 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
I have long been fascinated with skeletonized watches. Apart from the sweep of the second hand, there is not a lot to indicate that a watch is an automatic, especially if it is on your wrist and the caseback is not in view. With a skeleton, the guts are on display with the balance wheel, at the very least, ticking away the time. The Earnshaw Longcase brings a skeletonized automatic down to an attractive price point, with the list at $640 ($600 for stainless), but the street price can be significantly lower. Continue Reading