That’s right – January has slipped into the past, so now it’s time for the first February edition of Watching the Web for 2016. That said, most of these items…
See larger image Additional Images: Seiko Divers Automatic Deep Blue Dial Mens Watch SKX009K1 Prior to the introduction of the Seiko Orange Monster, the 007 and 009 Seiko divers were…
The diver’s chronograph is an interesting combination of features, and the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is the latest entry, and the brand’s first, into that category. Now, I own a diving chrono (not from CW, another brand), and I like the look, but the complication is certainly not going to be useful for diving. With the screw down protectors for the pushers, it can’t be operated underwater, so it is a stylistic choice here. You want a diver as you swim deep into the paperwork at your desk, and you like the features of a chronograph. The usefulness of the complication aside, I do think it is a very attractive watch.
As John outlined in this post last month, we are looking to you, our readers, to help us keep the doors open here at WWR. If you like the content that we’re providing you on a variety of great, but still affordable, watches (such as that Smith & Bradley Springfield above), then this is where you can help us out, and now, get in the running for a watch.
Do you want a carbon fiber watch, but don’t want to spend a ton of cash to get one, well, the Ventus Black Kite on kickstarter may be just the ticket. I covered the brand previously with the Caspian models, which were very successful and well received, with the exception of some issues with the lume. With carbon fiber, you can layer the material or you can shred it, melt it and mold it. This latter technique was used for the Tempest Carbon One, but the Ventus Black Kite is using the layering style.
I told you guys to back this project back in November. Well, good things come to thee who wait, because the Cobra de Calibre Crossfire, is currently back on Kickstarter, at a reduced price (and fully funded at this point). I have looked at a number of Cobra de Calibre watches, and keep saying “hey you should check this guy’s work out.” There great success stories where one project turned into two or three and then into a full blown brand, and I am hoping that John Lee will developed a cult following that funds all his projects.
Gentlemen, what do you have, 2 weeks until February 14? Are you still wondering what to get? Well, maybe I can give you a few suggestions with the 2016 edition of the Wrist Watch Review Valentines Day Gift Guide. In general, women’s watches do not excite me. The majority of the ones I see have quartz movements, a mother of pearl dial, a few bucks worth of diamond chips and cost $100s more than the gentleman’s equivalent watch. In essence, they are designed as jewelry. But there are watches that are either made for a woman, or not so large they look out of place on a woman’s wrist, that are actually interesting watches.
We first brought you word of the Manchester Watch Works Vergennes and Westminster Trench watches back in September 2015, and then later in that same month brought you a hands-on review of the Manchester Watch Works Vergennes. Production has been humming along, and now we have a giveaway for you.