IWC Goes “Digital” With Their Spitfire

September 30, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  When you hear the phrase “digital display”, as it relates to watches, what comes to mind? Very likely, it’s either a very affordable quartz driven piece that you hand to your kids, or it’s a sensor-laden puck that you strap on before heading out to the trails. IWC has another way for you to…

Historical Horology – Back In One Week!

September 29, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  As I”ve mentioned with the weekly wrapup posts, things got a bit hectic, so some of our recurring features have take a slight hiatus.  But, have no fear – I do intend to resume this series again in a weeks time.

Watching the Web – Back In One Week!

September 28, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  As I mentioned in last weeks post, this new weekly roundup series is taking a quick break, due to other commitments keeping me from doing the timely research for this series.

And Now, A Retrograde Quartz

September 27, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Today’s post was originally intended to be a hands on review of a watch from the newer brand Antonius Graf Strachwitz (for brevity, referred to as AGS throughout). However, due to an unfortunate issue with customs, it looks like that hands-on review isn’t to be. That said, I think the piece has some interesting…

Your Next Smartwatch May Be From… Nissan?

September 26, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Yes, that’s right – Nissan is (sort of) jumping into the smartwatch game. Truthfully, it’s only a concept at this point, but it’s a fairly intriguing take on what the wearable tech could be used for – analyzing data as you put the pedal to the metal.

Review: Mondaine Retro Automatic Watch

September 26, 2013 . by John Biggs

Today let”s look at the Mondaine Retro Automatic, a mechanical model that hovers right about the $500 price point — a rare departure into the bargain section for this series. The model I tested is unique for a few reasons although, in the end, this watch is less about the feature set and more about…

Arnold and Son Declare Victory

September 25, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  Really, that headline just writes itself, doesn’t it?  While I can’t pretend that I’m any great naval historian, even I’ve heard of the HMS Victory (if you’ve not, this site will give you all the details).  And, given that John Arnold (and his son, John Roger Arnold) designed chronometers that were very instrument-like “back…