REVIEW: The R. Paige Wrocket

July 31, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Long-time readers of this blog know that I’m a big fan of old movements gaining new life (see our posts on Archer here). Following that thread, it should be no surprise that I’m a big fan of the idea that created the Wrocket, from R. Paige.



Bathys Lowers The Entry Point For Swiss Automatics

July 30, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  At least, that’s what they’re looking to do with their latest batch of 100F Automatics. If you really only want to hear about the new price, just hop on down to the bottom of the article. For everyone else, read on to learn a little bit more about this watch.



Christopher Ward Makes a Tangible Link From Auto To Watch

July 29, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  In the past couple of months, I’ve written several times on how easily we can equate watches and automobiles – in fact, there is significant overlap between appreciators (and collectors) of both. To my knowledge, this latest limited-edition from Christopher Ward is the one of the first (if not the first) to make a…



Historical Horology: The Column Wheel Chronograph

July 28, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  In our article a few weeks ago, we had an overview of the chronograph complication, and briefly mentioned that the column wheel chronograph is generally considered to be the higher-end variant. Today, we”ll have a closer look at this specific iteration.



Franck Muller Wants You To See Their Dials Being Made

July 27, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Perhaps it’s due to my own experiences working in various manufacturing facilities, but I am enamored with seeing things made. Of course, watchmaking is a much different scale than I’m used to seeing, but it’s still of great interest (side note: if you’re like me, you really should check out the show How It’s…



Archimede Releases A Patriotic Collection

July 26, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Well, it’s patriotic if your national colors happen to be red, white, and/or blue. For those residents of other nations, you can simply view these as some great color additions to the existing lineup of their excellent Pilot 42 range.



LACO Embraces Transparency

July 25, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  When it comes to watches, determining the provenance of a component (say, the movement) can be a very difficult thing to do. Some of that is a brand wanting to keep a consistent identity, and simply rebrand an existing movement (say, a ETA 2824) by putting a logoed rotor on, or something to that…