We here at WWR have been fans of what Moser has been producing, with their leverage of amazing fumé dials, pieces that poke fun at the industry, and even those that dare to turn the darkness dial to 11 (with Vantablack). Well, now they’ve mixed up their clean and recognizable style for something I did not expect – a pilot’s watch.
Ok, let’s get the obvious jab out of the way – having nothing but a 12-character model designation for your watch is never a good idea, except to get the collectors all excited about yet another cryptic reference to memorize and file away for future reference. For us regular joes, it’s a titanium-encased G-Shock that dresses itself up for the SciFi con.
Here’s just a quick piece on a watch I sort of stumbled across. The Tool Watch Co Arctic is a great-looking tool watch made from titanium that comes in at (get this) 38mm and has a Sellita SW200 movement inside. They funded a bit ago, so they’re at pre-ordering pricing of $800 for the blue meteorite dial, or $1,000 for the black dial.
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.
Cheers from all of us at WristWatchReview. Thanks for reading us, thanks for hanging with us, and thanks for being the nicest group of watch lovers on the Internet. All the best to you and yours from Joanna, Victor, John, Patrick, and Nicholas.