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Watch Video Rewind for February 15, 2015

Welcome back to our regular feature, the Watch Video Rewind. In this series, we bring to light videos we feel are interesting and worth sharing out with our readers. Today, in honor of Valentines Day being yesterday, I am going to highlight a few videos that get into one of the reasons for my love of watches, namely beautifully crafted intricate machines, ‘watch porn’ if you will. Not that I can afford any of these timepieces.

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Watching the Web for February 14, 2015

Welcome to the Valentine’s Day edition of Watching the Web. If you are reading this and forgot to get your significant other something, go ahead and bookmark the page and come back later and go get something. Something preferably watch related. And with that Public Service Announcement out of the way, we will dive into our regular feature, pointing you toward interesting watch related articles from across the internet and popular posts from our own pages. Today, we have two articles from Watch Time, one on the top women’s watches from a few years back and the other a selection of watches worn by US Presidents (just in time for President’s Day); as well as an article from A Blog To Watch with ways to keep feed your love of watches without blowing your budget. From our own site, we have articles featuring new watches by Shinola for Filson and an older article on Seiko movements.

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Hands-on With the Fossil Machine

You know who we have not had on our pages in some time? Fossil, that’s who. While they are ostensibly a more fashion-oriented brand, they do offer a large variety of styles at rather affordable price points. Today, we have a hands-on look at a watch they consider to be in their dressier collection, the Fossil Machine.


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Whytes Watches Mk 1, A Vintage Feel in Two Flavors

Whytes Watches Mk1 02I enjoy a nice, slim, Bauhaus inspired, minimalist 3 hander as much as the next guy. I have more than one in my assortment of watches, but I see them too often to have them really pique my interest most days. What I do enjoy is seeing something different when it is well done, attractive and wearable. I see these qualities when I look at the Whytes Watches Mk 1 models, the Pioneer and Discoverer, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

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Introducing the Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915

The last time I wrote about Breitling, I mentioned that many of their watches really had not captured my attention, as they simply felt too cluttered for my tastes. This seems to have changed, much to the better, with the Transocean collection. I really quite liked the looks of the Transocean 38, and the new Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 looks to be more of the same.

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Trintec Zulu-07 Professional, A cockpit instrument goes diving

I am a fan of Trintec, after finding one of their designs on Kickstarter, then reaching out to the brand for a review on the Zulu-03, the same watch we have up for our current monthly give-away. The brand built the first aviation instrument inspired clock, and now makes aviation and nautical inspired watches and clocks. Their latest watch, the Trintec Zulu-07 Professional, is currently on Kickstarter.

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Magrette Watches on Touch of Modern, Save on a Watch From Down Under

If you are not familiar with Magrette, you need to be. I was presented one as a most unexpected gift this last holiday season, and it has become my most worn watch of the year (yes, I am tracking what I wear on a daily basis). The brand is from New Zealand, so that alone gives it a different feel, but they produce really nice looming watches that generally feature cushion cases and very readable designs. A Panerai for the masses, but not an homage to the Italian watch maker. Right now, there is a sale of Magrette Watches on Touch of Modern, a members only sale site that I have used from time to time (join through this link if you are not a member).