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Claude Bernard Aquarider Chronograph Review

Posted on 11 October 2013 by Patrick Kansa



Today, we’ll be taking a look at a watch that literally showed up out of the blue (well, for me it did – John sent it over with some other things). The watch came from a company I hadn’t heard of – Claude Bernard – that’s actually been around since the early 1970s, creating timepieces in Les Genevez, Switzerland. Continue Reading

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And Now, A Retrograde Quartz

Posted on 27 September 2013 by Patrick Kansa


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Today’s post was originally intended to be a hands on review of a watch from the newer brand Antonius Graf Strachwitz (for brevity, referred to as AGS throughout). However, due to an unfortunate issue with customs, it looks like that hands-on review isn’t to be. That said, I think the piece has some interesting styling, so I still want to cover it today. Continue Reading

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JS Watch Celebrates A Reykjavik Milestone

Posted on 14 August 2013 by Patrick Kansa


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How does one celebrate an airport having been in existence for 70 years? By releasing a pilot watch, of course! Here in the States, having a watch to honor, say, O’Hare or JFK International might seem a bit odd. For Iceland, though, the Reykjavik airport has played an important role in the country. Given that, it only makes sense that JS Watch (also based in Iceland) would take this step. Continue Reading

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Kickstarting a High-End Watch?

Posted on 06 July 2013 by Patrick Kansa


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We’ve seen a variety of Kickstarter projects cross these pages, thanks to the keen eye of our pal Matt. Most of those have fallen into the affordable end of the market, being driven by either quartz movements or Chinese-sourced automatics. Recently, though, a project (page) launched from A. Manzoni & Fils that’s headed to the luxury end of the market. Continue Reading

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How About A Swiss Winder For Your Swiss Auto?

Posted on 20 February 2013 by Patrick Kansa



When it comes to watches, we seem to be willing to accept a premium that comes along with either a Swiss movement or a Swiss-made watch.  One company is hoping that sentiment will extend over to an accessory where many look for the cheapest option. Continue Reading

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REVIEW: Edouard Lauzieres Rivoli

Posted on 14 February 2013 by Patrick Kansa



Yesterday, we had our first look at a watch from EL, the Naples.  Today, we’ll have a look at the second review sample that Doc C Clothiers sent over. Continue Reading

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REVIEW: Edouard Lauzieres Naples

Posted on 13 February 2013 by Patrick Kansa



Today, we’ll have the first of two reviews on models from Edouard Lauzieres, courtesy of the folks over at Doc C Custom Clothier.  Before we get into the watch, though, we’ll dig a little into the company as this is our first look at the brand. Continue Reading

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So What Happens When Designers Get Together?

Posted on 01 July 2012 by Patrick Kansa


In the case of Jaime Hayon and Ian Lowe, they end up creating a new watch brand, Orolog.  As you can tell from the pictures in the post, these are very  Continue Reading

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