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Watching the Web for July 26, 2014

Posted on 26 July 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, 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 an adventure in making your own watch, and a watch that honors the Wright Brothers.  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. Continue Reading

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Watching The Web For July 19, 2014

Posted on 19 July 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, 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 review on a Squale watch that features a NOS bezel, and a buying guide of sorts, that focus on vintage watches from the Vietnam war era.  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. Continue Reading

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Watching the Web for July 12, 2014

Posted on 12 July 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, 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 some insight on what the Swiss watch brands think of all those smart watches, and a story about a passionate Patek PhillipAfter 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. Continue Reading

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Watching the Web for July 5, 2014

Posted on 05 July 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, 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 potential new challenger to the Valjoux 7750, an infographic on James Bond’s watches, and a new set of watches with USA on the dial. 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. Continue Reading

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Watching the Web for June 28, 2014

Posted on 28 June 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, 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 an unexpected article on watches from The Economist, and an review from last month from The Time Bum.  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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Watching the Web For June 14, 2014

Posted on 14 June 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 summer watch recommendations, and an opinion piece on what the impact of a social “watch club” may be.  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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First up, the crew over at Worn & Wound have a great roundup of a variety of watches they feel are good fits for the warmer summer weather than’s on the way for the northern hemisphere.  They’ve got quite a variety of watches in the post, including quite a few we’ve feature on our pages (and one we’ll have coming up in a few days, actually).  If you’re looking to pick up something a bit smaller for the summer, this is a good survey.

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These days, informal (or formal) watch gatherings seem to be rather common, helped along of course by the prevalent of social media.  Search out a particular hashtag or your city, and you can probably drum up something nearby.  The great-granddaddy of them all would appear to be the Red Bar Crew, based in New York.  The article over at Wound For Life gives an intro to the scene, and gives some insight on why you might try to search your local one out yourself.

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Now, let’s head back to our own pages.  With Father’s Day being tomorrow, we weren’t too surprised to see that our Father’s Day Gift Guide was a popular article.  While you’re running way late at this point if you’re trying to find a watch online for Dad, it’s still a good roundup to checkout if you’re heading out to the local stores – or just want to print out an order receipt (and picture) to tuck into the card.

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As to one of the other popular articles of the past week, well, I guess people are just looking to buy watches. Though the sale has since wrapped up, the Touch of Modern sale on Squale watches proved to be of interest to a great many of you.  For something that’s (barely) still on sale, check out our writeup on the Egard sale.

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Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget that it’s a new month, so we’ve got a brand new contest ready for you.  Head on over here and get your entries in.

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. 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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Watching the Web for June 7, 2014

Posted on 07 June 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 an editorial on watch cases, and a look at a watches (both genuine and fake) that we see on-screen.  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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First up, we’ve got an editorial from Jason Heaton over at Gear Patrol on a subject that we probably don’t think about much, outside of the overall shape – the watch case.  In his article, he walks through some of the history of the watch case, and then dives into the improvements and changes we’ve seen in recent decades.  He even uses a great example of JeanRichard’s method, which has their new lines focused more on the case than the movement inside.  Definitely worth a read, as it’ll give you something to think about you’ve likely not considered before.

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Next, let’s talk about watches that show up on the screen, both big and little.  It’s a subject that resonates with a lot of collectors, as they’ll want to find the watch that showed up in one of their favorite movies or shows.  It’s so prevalent that the latest incarnation of 24 actually saw a purpose-built watch made for the show (more on that here).  Over at Worn & Wound, they have an article talking about the watches we see on the screen, and why we might see a fake, rather than the real deal.  Give the article a read, and then next time you see someone wearing a watch, put on that detective hat and figure out if it could possibly be a genuine article.

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Now, let’s turn the focus back to our own pages.  One of the more popular articles this week covered a new release from one of our favorite brands here on WWR, Christopher Ward.  I’ve been a fan of their Trident lineup since reviewing their C60 model, and their new, dressier variant, the C65, seems to carry forth more of the same.  Actually, for a simple three-hander, I think the C65 may actually be the more attractive option.  Check out what Matt thought about it right here.

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Next up, we’ve got an article that’s a fairly perennial favorite – what, precisely, is a NATO strap?  This time of year, it makes sense – the B10 is a popular option for slipping onto a watch as the warmer weather hits.  They’re easy to change out as well, which is nice – with them being as affordable as they are, you can quite easily change up the look of a watch throughout the week, without any tools.  If you want some more information, you can also check out our Historical Horology post on the straps right here.

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Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget that it’s a new month, so we’ve got a brand new contest ready for you.  Head on over here and get your entries in.  And, speaking of contests, our congrats go out to Marko M, who won the May AVI-8 giveaway.

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. 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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Watching the Web for May 31, 2014

Posted on 31 May 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 very nice Seiko that features a GMT complication, and a look at a watch brand I’ve not heard much about, Szanto.  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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The Grand Seiko lineup is one that many of you likely don’t need any introduction too.  Sure, when you first hear about the line and the prices they go for (you don’t expect a four-figure Seiko, at least not when you’ve just picked up a Monster), you’re stopped in your tracks.  Do some research on them, and you may change your tune a bit, realizing the quality (and accuracy) they’re building.  While they’ve been a curiosity for me before, I’ve never given them too much thought.  That changes with the introduction of a GMT complication.  The team over at Monochrome give the watch a rundown, including word on the price (fortunately for my watch box, well out of my price range).

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Going over to the opposite end of the pricing spectrum, TheTimeBum has a look at a brand I’ve not seen much attention on before, Szanto.  This looks to be a pretty massive watch (46mm) that wears a tad smaller, with some rather vintage looks (inspiration is supposedly drawn from the 1940s).  What I found the most interesting about this quartz chronograph was the fact that none of the subdials, or the date window, cut into the main numerals.  Sure, if makes things a bit “squished” in the middle of the dial, but it does give you full-size numerals, which is a common complaint on chronos.  Check out the review right here.

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Now, let’s head back to our own pages.  First up, we’ve got Matt’s look at the newest model in the Christopher Ward Trident lineup, the C65.  We’re big fans of CW here, and I really enjoyed my time with the C60 Trident.  This latest version (well, when it’s available in June) takes the basic design in more of a dressy direction.  Sure, I miss the inclusion of a GMT complication, but for a clean three-hander for the office, this is a compelling (and affordable) option.

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Next up we’ve got another of Matt’s articles, this time talking about a Bremont that most of us will never have the chance to own.  The reason being is that we’ve not ejected from a plane in a Martin-Baker ejection seat, which is a pre-requisite for owning this particular watch.  Should you like the styling, there are some civilian-ready variants, of course.  Check out Matt’s article for more details on the lineup.

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Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget that you have a day left to enter our May giveaway!  Head on over here and get your entries in.

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. 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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