Now, I can’t say as I’m overly familiar with Redux & Co (I mean, it’s been over 5 years since Matt wrote about them last), but there’s something to be said about a brand coming gunning right out of the gate. You generally see one watch with some variants in a Kickstarter campaign. That wasn’t enough for Redux & Co – no, they’ve decided to put four designs out there, all at once.
Even if you’re not a snowboarder (I most certainly am not), you are no doubt familiar with the snowboarding gear brand Burton. Well, as with most brands, it actually started out as the brainchild of one person. In this case, it was Jake Burton Carpenter back in 1977 who decided standing sideways on the snow was the way to go. He passed about a year ago, and this new Jake Burton Carpenter Shinola is being done in honor of what he built.
May is Star Wars month, and you know what that means: hot watch talk on The HourTime Show!
Things have been a bit quieter from Christopher Ward as of late. In 2020, it seemed we had a number of releases from the brand, and then it just sort of went radio silent. Well, that is, until now. While many folks reading this site no doubt have a number of watches, many others prefer to have just a single, versatile watch. Or perhaps you want to get yourself down to “just one watch”. With the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Collection, you could ostensibly do just that.
Star Wars is as much a space opera for kids who grew up with it on Disney as it is fond memories for Gen Xers. Citizen is capitalizing on this by putting Star Wars Rebel DNA into a period-perfect Ana-Digi 1980s watch. How does any of this make sense? Bear with me.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing more and more about the practice of kintsugi, where pottery is repaired, but not in a way where the mending is hidden. Instead, it’s highlighted via the use of gold, given a sort of well-earned beauty to a piece (you can read more about it here). Now we have a watch that honors that idea, the UNDONE x Simple Union: Sometsuke.
In the realm of watches that attempt to be faithful replicas – or modern reinterpretations – of models gone by, those that carry the label “milspec” seem to have a particular price of place. The Vietnam-era Type I watch is of particular note, given how many brands have made one now (my first experience with one was via MKII). Well, if you want a true reissue, go to one of the brands that made the original. And that’s what we’ve got with the Benrus Type I.
Welcome back to The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com! This week your pals John, Victor, and Nicholas managed to talk about the proposed European Super League while making it relevant to watches.
As many of my friends (and you, dear reader) know, I’m a big fan of Batman. It started with rewatching the reruns of the Adam West show from the 60s, Super Friends cartoons, and then, the big whammy. In 1989, a Dark Knight appeared in the movie theaters, hitting at the right time for this impressionable young mind. In terms of Batmobiles, the one from 1989 is an absolute icon in my mind. Blend it in with my current interest in watches, and it seems like the 1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock was meant for my desk.