Back in July 2015, we brought you word of a new line of watches from moVas, the Bronze Officer GMT. I was intrigued by the case shape, and was ensured by the brand that it would be showing up in other designs. Well, that day has come, as the brand just announced a rather beautiful addition to the line, the moVas Officer Blue.
Welcome to our regular Sunday feature, Watch Video Rewind, where we here at WWR highlight interesting videos we track down from across the web. This week, I thought I would put up a few interviews with the watchmakers, so we can see a little of the thinking that goes into how a brand makes or markets a watch.
Thank you for stopping by to check out this week’s edition of Watching the Web, where we get to point you to a few articles on other sites about interesting watches and watch news, and we get to highlight our own top posts. This week, I have a look at the Ressence Diver, a Cartier skeleton, and an affordable vintage diver from Spinnaker. From our own site, we have a Swedish dress diver, an upgraded Casio Trekking watch, and the Gavox Avidiver.
When it comes to watches launching on Kickstarter, you have the same old retread story (couldn’t find what we wanted, decided to make our own), and then there are some brands that come up with their own truly unique story. In the case of this latest watch we’re featuring, it would be that the guy behind the brand is a descendant of Transylvanian nobility – so there’s a big influence from that region’s mythology and history. Does that mean the Peren Son of the Dragon is worth your time?
Then it comes to watches that survive all attacks Casio’s PRO TREK ranks up there with Seikos, Garmins, and a Rolex encased in concrete. Their latest piece, the PRW3510Y-1, has…
If you want a slim quartz three-hander, you have no end of choices when it comes to what has been showing up on Kickstarter. Now, if you want one that is discernibly different from the five that preceded it, and the five after, then you are a bit more stuck. To put it plainly, there are just a lot of carbon copies out there with the only real difference being the name on the dial. Then you run across things like the Freedom to Exist 40, and you see something that mixes up the formula just a bit.
The automatic dive watch is an odd beast. At once dressy and informal, it tells the world that you like to go to meetings but that you also could get down with some surfing. While the average dive watch rarely sees much diving, it’s nice to know you can sink to the bottom of the ocean for a few hours if you need to get away.
When it comes to watches, many folks will often have a a favorite watch from particular brands. Less common is an expressed interest in the wider line, especially with the indie watch brands. For me, at least, Gavox is one of those brands that I think have something in all of their models. Sure, the earlier watches we very much similar to what we saw from Techne, but that’s not a bad thing. As of late, though, Gavox has really stepped up their game, with introductions of watches like the Aurora and Squadron. Their most recent model, the Gavox Avidiver, shows the brand continuing to branch out.