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Watching the Web for June 20, 2015

Welcome to Watching the Web, our weekly look around the internet for interesting watch related articles and news, and our chance to highlight our most popular recent posts. This week, there is the Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons, MAT Watches, and the Porsche Design Chronometer Series 1. From our our site, the Ball Watch Night Train, and a look at replacement straps were the articles that captured the most views.

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Reviewing the U8 Pro Smart Watch

There is no denying that smart watches are a very popular segment these days. We here at WWR (and over at ABTW) have kept a close eye on these products, as they do seem to be a harbinger of something coming – we are just not quite sure what, as of yet. While most of the attention has gone to higher-end smart watches (say, $300+), I think that it’s worth checking out what the lower end has to offer. With that, we have a review of the U8 Pro Smart Watch.

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Stewart Dawson Belgravia Watch, With a Hidden Message

We get a lot of notifications of crowdfunded projects crossing our virtual desks here at WWR, and the honest truth is that we don’t always have enough time to feature all of them. So for you readers out there, check out the various platforms and search for watches, and for you budding watchmakers, don’t be discouraged if we can’t get to your project, and keep sending them in. One bit of advice I would give to a new brand is to make an attractive and unique (or at least somewhat unique) watch, and make it a value. Those categories fit the Stewart Dawson Belgravia Automatic, a new watch from a new watch company in London.

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A Father’s Day EDC

If you are not aware of it (and I’d hope you would be) Father’s Day is arriving this Sunday (June 21st). We gave you some suggestions in this guide that Matt created, but perhaps you missed that, or just want some different suggestions. Well, our pals over at EveryDayCarry have those additional suggestions for you, rounding out a Father’s Day EDC.

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Accurat Swiss Jonas K1, Kickstart a Movement

I mean that title literally, Kickstart a movement. OK, it is a watch movement, but it is a movement none the less. With this Kickstarter campaign (closing soon, I have been remiss in browsing the site), a group of industry insiders and outsiders have banded together to create a new watch movement that they hope to mass produce and compete against ETA and the other available mechanical movements. The Accurat Swiss Jonas K1 is the first watch to house this movement, like the Sistem 51 was the first watch to house that movement.

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Introducing the Tissot Quickster Lugano

Ah, summertime. Temperatures are warming up, and the strap collectors are swapping out their leather straps for nylon and rubber options, getting ready for the outdoor activities. What if, however, you are looking for something new to add that gives you something bright and lightweight, and easy on the wallet? Well, then, the Tissot Quickster Lugano may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Mr Jones Watches Sun and Moon Miyamoto, Have a Fun 24 Hours

Anyone who thinks that watches for adults have to be boring has never browsed the Mr Jones Watches web site. We cover them here from time to time because they are design driven watch company that puts out products you are not going to find on your cubicle neighbor’s wrist (probably). The Mr Jones Watches Sun and Moon Miyamoto pays homage to the man behind the Nintendo Super Mario games, as well as the games themselves.