We’re back, baby! The HourTime Show has returned after a few weeks of travel and we are ready to talk about watches. Let’s go!
When we’ve written about Triwa watches in the past, we’ve focused on models that were usually designed for men’s wrists, or – at best – unisex. With their latest “Time For…” release (which has covered a wide variety of initiatives) the spotlight is put on the women of the world. Meet the Triwa Time for Power.
While some may choose to sleep on the Timex models from the last few years, there have been some rather sharp-looking pieces. One of the ones that really caught our eye was the vintage-look Timex Marlin, and two new versions were recently released.
As of late, the Casio Edifice lineup has really been leaning into motorsports inspiration. Their latest model, the Casio Edifice Sospensione (aka ECB2000) continues that trend, with a hefty does of carbon fiber.
Yema’s Superman was originally released in the 1960s and is an iconic timepiece. This new version runs Yema’s own GMT movement and looks like a solid and handsome throwback with a great design.
Last week, we had some reviews on some very nice – and very high-end – watches. While those are great in their own right, many of us aren’t going to be splashing out on five-figure watches in the near future. We’ve all no-doubt got our favorite small independent brands we gravitate towards, but if you want something with a known “name” (either for yourself or as a gift), Fossil is no doubt a brand that comes to mind. Many of us started with their more fashion-oriented quartz watches found in a department store, but don’t sleep on their automatics. For instance, like those found in the Fossil Heritage Men’s collection.
You know us here at WWR – we like to talk about what’s happening on the affordable end of the spectrum, as there are a number of well-known sites out there that live solely in the rarified air of luxury watches. Still, we like to daydream just like anyone else, and that’s why we’ve got those “For Your Consideration” articles that pop up now and again. And then, sometimes we get in touch with the right person, and we get to spend some time with one of these high-end watches. We did that recently a few different times. You can read about the first one here, and of course read on to see more about the Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Blue.
By now, you know about ProTek, right? I mean, we wrote about them here, and we also interviewed the man behind the brand, Barry Cohen, on the Hourtime Podcast. You may know him better as the man who started Luminox, so there’s some definite credibility in what he’s making. We recently got to spend some time with one of his latest creations, the ProTek PT1004.
It doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago (not even two months) when we were telling you about the SevenFriday PS1/03 (you can read that here). Then again, when you’ve got a proven (and popular) design, iterating things in a smart path to go. While the second version kept things gleaming and polished – like a modern yacht – the SevenFriday PS1/04 looks to go in a much more rustic direction.