Historical Horology: A Brief History of Rolex

June 30, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Rolex can certainly be a polarizing brand. To many (myself included), it represents “tried-and-true”, in terms of design, execution, and reliability. That isn’t to say that the other camp (viewing them as stale and boring) is wrong – there’s just differing views. Whichever side you find yourself coming down on, read on to get…

A Quick Primer On Water Resistance

June 29, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Many novice watch collectors may go out searching for a waterproof watch – and by the rules set down by the FTC, there legally is no such thing.  What we have, instead, is water resistance.

Helson Gauges Your Interest In Bronze

June 28, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  We’ve featured quite a few bronze-encased watches on these pages, several of which have come from Helson (link). Since I happen to like the look of bronze, I’m happy to report that Helson has delivered another entry into that category.

Louis Vuitton Wants To Time Your Match Race

June 27, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  I’ll be the first to admit, when it comes to looking for truly interesting mechanical watches, the fashion houses are not where I would normally think they’d be found. Today, though, it looks like the folks at Louis Vuitton are proving to be an exception.

Want A Discount On A Custom Watch?

June 26, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

If you recall, last summer I brought you word of place you could get a custom watch built – well, “off the shelf” parts and a custom dial, made to your liking (right here).  If that piqued your interest, read on for a discount code…

REVIEW: G. Gerlach Otago

June 26, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  In our post yesterday on the Steveo Straps Para Strap, you may have noticed I really didn’t feature the watch too much in those pictures – and that’s because it’s the watch we’re reviewing today, from Polish brand G. Gerlach.

REVIEW: Steveo Straps Para Strap

June 25, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

    With summer upon us, you might be looking to mix up whatever strap you might have on your watch.  While many are likely changing out leather for something lighter, I’ve come across a great leather option (with a vintage military twist) out of the UK.