For better or worse (depending on your point of view), Panerai continues to hold a slice of my watch subconscious. This started back when I was drawn in my the clean retro look I saw in a magazine ad years ago, and eventually blossomed when I ordered a homage watch as my very first mechanical (and it’s since passed on to another). I’ve reviewed the real thing since then (see that here) and it definitely has a quality the homage didn’t possess. Cue, then, my intense interest in the new – and compact – Panerai Luminor Quarenta.
Audiophile gear goes in one of two directions. In one corner you have the old guard gear that costs as much as a Honda Fit and stuff that costs $20 and sounds fine until you spend $20 more and notice that the audio quality is slightly better. This dichotomy in gear can be frustrating to newbies and silly to people who just don’t care.
The Oris Aquis Date (reviewed here) is turning into quite a versatile workhorse for the brand. It’s housed a number of movements, and has been turned into a number of different special editions, mostly focused on ecological efforts. This latest, though, celebrates the 60th anniversary of a Chinese animated film. Introducing the Oris Sun Wukong Limited Edition.
While we can’t claim to have been watching Scotland-based Marloe since they started out, they’ve very firmly landed on our radar for their clean designs. You may be rowing the same boat, and wondering how these watches are in person. Well, we just spent some time with a loaner of the Marloe Solent, so we can give you some insight.
You know it’s that time of year where any number of brands are coming up with deals and discounts to entice you to pick up their wares. Rather than dedicate an article to each and every one, we’ll put them all in this one spot, so you’ve just got one page to check; we’ll add to it as we come across others.
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While many companies are talking to you about all their sales and discounts that they’ve got coming up this Friday, Shinola is going in a slightly different direction. They’re releasing a limited-edition version of one of their chronographs, the Shinola Canfield Speedway Lap 03.
While I was fairly certain I had reviewed a SevenFriday before, it took some digging. Turns out, it’s been over eight years! Since then, the brand has kept on producing their watches, hewing closely to that formula that we first saw 8+ years ago, not that long after the brand started out. Still, when we had a chance to get a loaner in of their latest – the SevenFriday Caipi – it was easy to say yes.
As an older nerd, the Grid 4S hits all kinds of sweet spots. Created by Grid Studios, the Grid 4S is part of their Grid Tech series which consists of framed gadgets that have been blown up to show all of the parts inside our favorite gear. The model I received, the Grid 4S, is a blown up iPhone 4S and it’s really cool.
When it comes to smoking paraphernalia there are two aesthetics. The first is He-Man Zippo Soldier gear that looks like part of the Terminator’s spleen and the other is hippie-infused, patchouli stuff that looks like it’s part of Jerry Garcia’s.