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And The Winner Is…

Posted on 13 January 2014 by Patrick Kansa


No, we didn’t have a giveaway that you missed (though one should be coming up soon).  No, this is me declaring a winner in the battle my family had against the bug that seems to be going around this winter in the Midwest.  As you might guess by the fact that I’m not writing about a watch here, it was the crud that took us all out.

Unfortunately, that’s put a few things behind schedule (like the missing wrapup article over the weekend), but I’m hoping to get things back on track here in a few days.  Thanks for your patience, and I hope you and yours are staying healthy.

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A Watch For The Weather

Posted on 06 January 2014 by Patrick Kansa


With the crazy low temperatures across the U.S. today (it’s currently -14° F where I’m at, with a mess of snow), it got me to thinking about how happy (or not) our beloved watches would be outside in these temps.  Sure, a digital piece wouldn’t have as many moving parts, but LCDs don’t like the cold, and an analog display might still have problems.  What if you wanted a mechanical on your wrist?  Then we’ve got the watch for you! Continue Reading

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Happy New Year!

Posted on 01 January 2014 by Patrick Kansa



Just as it does every year, time marches inexorably on.  Of course, the start of a new year can mean a new start for many folks – or, if you’re like me, it’s just another turn of the calendar page (and several weeks of typing the wrong date).  Whichever camp you’re in, thank you for being a loyal reader, and we’re looking forward to having you along for the coming year. Continue Reading

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Enjoy Your Day

Posted on 25 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa


Out of Service

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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A Great Way To Put A Pocket Watch On Display

Posted on 24 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa



As I’ve written about in articles here in the past, our current wrist watches owe their existence to the pocket watches that preceded. While we may be able to appreciate these ancestors, I doubt many of us are wearing waistcoats with the appropriate pocket to store a pocket watch in. This means that any antique pocket watch you might have is relegated to banging around in your pants pocket, or just sits in a drawer collecting dust. What if there was a way to showcase the watch and make use of it at the same time? Continue Reading

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IWC Shows Us How Its Done

Posted on 20 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa



The it in this case referring to after-sales service. Often times, when we’re looking to buy a watch, having it serviced is the furthest thing from our minds. Of course, if you’re buying a mechanical watch, service is inevitable – any machine with moving parts is going to need some TLC now and again. Continue Reading

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Tokyoflash Wants To Play A Drinking Game With You

Posted on 18 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa



It’s that time of the year where there are all manner of parties occurring, with plenty of libations flowing. While I’m sure our readers quite know to stay away from the wheel of a car after those parties, there’s nothing wrong with trying to quantify how bad of an idea driving would be, right? If you’ve ever wanted to have a wrist-mounted breathalyzer, the TokyoFlash Kisai Intoxicated is the watch for you. Continue Reading

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The Orient Bambino Goes Vintage

Posted on 17 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa



Orient is a brand that can sometimes be a hit-or-miss affair, at least for me. Some of their designs are spot on (and are available at amazing prices), and others look like something that you’re going to see in a late-night infomercial, and that price begins to look a little suspicious. One of their more recent models, the Bambino, is in the hit category, and their latest iteration to the lineup takes it in a very nice vintage-inspired direction. Continue Reading

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