Watching the Web for May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back to our weekly installment, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were. Today, we’ve got a very nice Seiko that features a GMT…



A Leica Watch?

May 30, 2014 . by Matt Himmelstein

Well, not exactly. Fans of Leica cameras now have another object to drool over, this one from a collaboration with a small boutique Swiss watchmaker, Valbray, the EL1. Valbray has been making their Oculus Chronograph which uses a unique iris diaphragm to hide the chronograph functions from view when not in use. There are several variations on the watch already in production, all in limited numbers, and all with variations on colors and materials.



A Dive Watch for the Office

May 29, 2014 . by Matt Himmelstein

Both Patrick and I are fans of Christopher Ward. And we both like dive watches. But as a diver, I see the days of needing a dive watch as long gone. But the ruggedness of a dive watch, that is something which should stick around. And if you take that ruggedness, and tone it down so it works as a true business man’s watch, ten you have a nice product for the real world. Which brings me to the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic, available as a pre-order right now.



James McCabe Master Review

May 28, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the second James McCabe model that was sent over for review. While the first one we reviewed was a bit of a mixed bag for me, today’s model I found to be a better option – at least for my tastes and wrist size. As we saw before, James McCabe doesn’t go in for fancy names on their lineup. This watch line is known simply as the Master; our specific reference for the review is the JM-1011-03.



Do Good With a Can (Watch)

May 27, 2014 . by Matt Himmelstein

One of the nice things about writing for a widely read site is that companies will send us notices of upcoming designs and products in advance of the public release. This was the case with the Can Watch, who sent us a notice a while back. I will be honest, my reaction at the time was not positive. But in reflection, the watch project on Kickstarter is definitely unique and will give anyone who gets one of these watches a story behind the product, and the project does hope to do good on a couple of levels.



Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

Today in the United States, of course, it’s a day known as Memorial Day.  While military watches come and go (and we’ve reviewed quite a few here in the past), I’m still of a mind to focus in on a particular type of watch that spent a lot of time on the battlefield in the days…



The Sunday Video Rewind For May 25, 2014

May 25, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

So, the last Video Rewind post went over pretty well, so I thought I’d scare up a few more for you to check out today. First up, we’ve got one from the folks over at Timex that give a sort of artistic look at their Intelligent Quartz series: