I like to think of WWR as the home for affordable wrist watches, with occasional forays into the higher end pieces. Those forays are generally due to something rather unique and interesting coming up, and the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Guilloché certainly falls into that category. Working with interesting displays of movements on the dial is nothing new for the brand, and this latest iteration of the Time Pyramid ups the game in terms of finishing.
Xeric launched it’s third (and fourth) models on Kickstarter, and the design keeps with the company’s shared DNA, but brings the look back to a more traditional round case. The first Xeric used the rotation of the movement in an open window to indicate the hours, with a double sided minute hand for the minutes. The second time out, they kept the hour hand, but evolved the minute hand so that the time was framed inside a circle on one of two half-circle tracks. This time, the hour and minute hand both indicate the time on half circle tracks, and the movement is shown only with the two balance wheels.
Yesterday was the birthday of our very own John Biggs!
Steinhart is one of those brands that generally do not need much of an introduction for most folks paying attention to what is going on in the watch world. The brand has steadily been pumping out quality, affordable watches with interesting designs. The latest that they have on offer, the Steinhart Military 42, is one of the latest entries from the brand.
Welcome back to Watch Video Rewind, our regular look at watch related videos from around the web. I know that yesterday was Watching the Web, but when I was looking for good links for that series, I came across this pair of videos. So today, we ave a tour of Seiko in Japan and a primer on CNC machining.
Welcome one and all to our weekly installment of Watching the Web, where we point you (momentarily) away from our site to some interesting watches related articles from across the net, and we recap some of our own more popular articles. Today, I am going to highlight a pair of watches that really caught my eye, for totally different reasons, and recap the Smith & Bradley Ambush, take another look at the Nevo smartwatch, and highlight a vintage EDC.
It is no secret that one way to really change up the feel of a watch is to swap out the strap. I have changed one leather strap for another on some watches, and I have gone to nylon NATO as well, but I had not tried out a waxed cotton canvass product like the Suigeneric Straps. Well, I may be late to the party, but I am here now.
Recently, the folks behind a new watch start-up reached out to us to introduce their product, the Carnot Watches Riviera model. Now, I have not had a chance to check out the watch in hand, but the look of the prototypes is very polished and the team does not seem to be overpromising. Another nice change when compaired to crowd sourcing, is that you are buying an actual product when you put your money down, so you will have protections offered by your credit card companies that are not in place with crowd funded campaigns. Overall, the watch looks to be a nicely made product that offers a fair bit of value.