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NUVO Discovery Collection, Wood on the Inside

For a while, I was very enamored with the ideas of a wood watch case. But the more I saw, the more I realized the limitations of the material. You can’t make it tough and thin at the same time, it is hard to waterproof, and the all-wood cases are often pale imitations of regular case designs. For those reasons, I am more interested in watches that incorporate wood into the watch, without using it as the case material. This led me to take a closer look at the NUVO Discovery Collection of watches, put together by a fledgling watch company out of Australia.



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Touch of Modern Sales From Across the Globe

Over the weekend Touch of Modern put up three new sales that I though would be interesting to our readers. If you have not visited the site, it is a member’s only, limited time sale site that highlights a lot of cool products to wear or have around the house, mainly catering to guys. If you are not yet a member, join here, if you are already a member, head straight to the product pages.

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Bremont ALT1-C /PW, Just Remember It As The Polished Stainless Classic

Bremont is one of those small, high end watch companies in Britain that is not very well known in the US. We have covered the brand a few times, and I highlighted the MBI/MBII a while back. New for November is the polished stainless steel version of their Classic Line, the Bremont ALT1-C /PW, joining the line that already sports a variety of colored dial versions and a rose gold case version.

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Historical Horology: The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

When it comes to iconic dive watches, I am sure we all have many of the same ones pop to mind, most often coming from Rolex and, due to their more recent resurgence, Panerai. Back in the 1950s, though, there was another brand that produced what I feel is an iconic diver as well – the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. That is the watch we will be going through in today’s edition of Historical Horology.

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Watching the Web for November 15, 2014

It is the weekend, so it is time once again for our weekly feature, Watching the Web, where take a spin about the internet to look at some interesting watches or watch related news that we have found this week. We also get a chance to highlight a few of our own articles that have been popular over the previous week (or so). For this week’s roundup, I am pointing you to a watch that will appeal to the computer nerds out there, a review of the Alpina Startimer Automatics from ABTW and a peek at what 3D printing can bring to the watch world. From our site, we have Patrick’s first hand look at the Visitor Watch Company inaugural offering and a DIY Diver from H2O.