Time Piece: A Beautiful Movie On Swiss Watchmaking

November 30, 2011 . by John Biggs

Time Piece – Switzerland from HODINKEE on Vimeo. It’s not hard to make watchmaking look good but this film takes the cake. It’s by Kat Mansoor and features two master watchmakers, Vianney Halter and Philippe Dufour. via Hodinkee

Another Look At Tsovet

November 30, 2011 . by Patrick Kansa

In yesterday’s post, I brought another American brand (Tsovet) to your attention with one of their dressier offerings.  Today, I’d like to take a look at something that I’d consider as more of an “every day” sort of a watch.

So, This Is An American Brand?

November 29, 2011 . by Patrick Kansa

Apparently, it is!  The brand in question is Tsovet – and they’re based out of California (established in 2008).  I’ll admit – based purely on the name, I simply assumed it was a Russian (or Soviet-inspired) brand, and simply never took a closer look.  The other day, though, curiousity got the best of me, and…

Xetum is Offering Up A Free Strap With Purchase

November 28, 2011 . by Patrick Kansa

Just had an interesting email cross my inbox that I thought I’d share out.  If you purchase a watch today (the 28th) or tomorrow (the 29th) directly from Xetum Automatic Watches, they’ll throw in a free leather strap for you to have as a spare.  All you need to do is forward your order confirmation…

WristWatchReview Is Seven Years Old

November 28, 2011 . by John Biggs

I was just poking around when I noticed that WWR was born in June, 2006 and, having missed the big day, I thought I’d celebrate now. It’s been a long couple of years, many of them dry and desiccated thanks to my many intervening gigs including EIC of Gizmodo and now TechCrunch. But I founded…

A Resurrected Diver

November 28, 2011 . by Patrick Kansa

A few days ago, I brought to your attention what seems to be a good deal on an solid watch.  Today, we’re going to take a look at another deal I came across – but I’m not so sure it’s as good as it seems.

Orient Opens Up

November 27, 2011 . by Patrick Kansa

At least, they have with a few of their automatic models showing an open dial.  For today, we’ll take a closer look at their Esteem (FDB08005W) model.  While I’ve not experienced an Orient watch first hand, they seem to have a good reputation – and as such, worth taking a closer look. Ad – Pick…