Watching The Web For May 3rd, 2014
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 an interesting interview with a watchmaker who had trials (to put it mildly), and then a look at a new brand by the name of Pellikaan Timing. After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you.
When it comes to personalities in the world of watches, we may know someone simply for what they’ve created, and that sort of focus is generally only on the “big” names. Your local watchmaker may have just as interesting of a story, and you may not even know it. Over at The Watch Adviser, Luke Rottman sat down with Gershon Perecman, who survived a Nazi concentration camp due to the skills he learned from his father. Check out the article (you’ll need to scroll about halfway down the page), as its a short (but interesting) read.
Next up, the crew over at Monochrome made me aware of a brand that I hadn’t heard of before (and one I’m endeavoring to learn more about) from the Netherlands, Pellikaan Timing. Named for it’s founder, Hubert, they’ve made an interesting range of watches. With the Flying Dutchman, you’ve got an interesting dial layout (covered nicely in the article), and what turns out to be an expansive range. The model they reviewed is 45mm, but they’ve also got 40mm, and a few other dial options.
Now, we’ll turn our attention to our own pages. First off, we just wrapped up one of our most popular giveaway contests, even though it was a bit unique compared to other ones we’ve run. The first half of the contest asked for user submissions of where they’re take the Gavox Legacy for a photo op; the second half saw you, the readers, voting on your favorite story. We’re still tabulating the results, but I have to say, this is the most entertaining (and engaging) giveaway we’ve run, so I may try to do something similar in the future. Oh, and if you missed that giveaway, be sure to check out the new one for May right here.
Next up, we brought you word of on of Project Watches latest creations, the Terra Time. For anyone who’s spent time looking at a topographical map, the inspiration of this watch will be immediately apparent. It’s definitely a unique design (albeit one with small hands). Check out what Matt thought about the watch right here.
With that, we’ll wrap things up. As always, if there’s something you think we should be covering, feel free to drop us a line. If you bring something up that we end up writing about, we’ll be sure to tip our hats (electronically, if not literally) in your general direction.
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