Watching the Web for May 24, 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 a Kickstarter watch review and a treatise on sapphire crystals. 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.
So, first off, lets talk about the Zelos Helsman. Matt wrote about the watch back in March, and now the team over at Worn & Wound have a hands-on review of a prototype version. This is a great way for us to get a sense of what the watch is actually all about, with the potential for seeing areas that might see further refinement. Check out what W&W thought of the watch right here.
When it comes to crystals, I think we all like to see sapphire crystals in a new watch, both for durability as well as an inferred sign of quality. That said, have you ever thought about how that crystal is made? No, there isn’t some weird mine where freakishly large sapphires are dug up to end up on your watch. As with many things these days, they’re grown – on an industrial scale. For more on this, check out the informative writeup over at WoundForLife.
Turning back to our own pages, it seems some of John’s older writing has been striking a chord as of late. One of the perennial top articles from our archives deal with some bad news around one person’s experience with Invicta. While we all like to forget that many of us started with a cheaper fashion brand, it seems that Invicta draws a special kind of ire. Then again, with the story outlined here, that may not be that surprising.
To end things on a higher note, let’s talk Seiko. Specifically, some classic Seiko’s. In this post from all the way back in 2006, John drops some knowledge on the movements contained in these pieces. As with all things watches, you can really get down in the weeds if you want to learning all of the details and lineages of older movements. If that’s your cup of tea, or you think it might be, this is a great primer on some affordable examples you’re likely to find.
Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget that you have a week left to enter our May giveaway! Head on over here and get your entries in.
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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