Watching the Web for June 7, 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 editorial on watch cases, and a look at a watches (both genuine and fake) that we see on-screen. 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.
First up, we’ve got an editorial from Jason Heaton over at Gear Patrol on a subject that we probably don’t think about much, outside of the overall shape – the watch case. In his article, he walks through some of the history of the watch case, and then dives into the improvements and changes we’ve seen in recent decades. He even uses a great example of JeanRichard’s method, which has their new lines focused more on the case than the movement inside. Definitely worth a read, as it’ll give you something to think about you’ve likely not considered before.
Next, let’s talk about watches that show up on the screen, both big and little. It’s a subject that resonates with a lot of collectors, as they’ll want to find the watch that showed up in one of their favorite movies or shows. It’s so prevalent that the latest incarnation of 24 actually saw a purpose-built watch made for the show (more on that here). Over at Worn & Wound, they have an article talking about the watches we see on the screen, and why we might see a fake, rather than the real deal. Give the article a read, and then next time you see someone wearing a watch, put on that detective hat and figure out if it could possibly be a genuine article.
Now, let’s turn the focus back to our own pages. One of the more popular articles this week covered a new release from one of our favorite brands here on WWR, Christopher Ward. I’ve been a fan of their Trident lineup since reviewing their C60 model, and their new, dressier variant, the C65, seems to carry forth more of the same. Actually, for a simple three-hander, I think the C65 may actually be the more attractive option. Check out what Matt thought about it right here.
Next up, we’ve got an article that’s a fairly perennial favorite – what, precisely, is a NATO strap? This time of year, it makes sense – the B10 is a popular option for slipping onto a watch as the warmer weather hits. They’re easy to change out as well, which is nice – with them being as affordable as they are, you can quite easily change up the look of a watch throughout the week, without any tools. If you want some more information, you can also check out our Historical Horology post on the straps right here.
Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget that it’s a new month, so we’ve got a brand new contest ready for you. Head on over here and get your entries in. And, speaking of contests, our congrats go out to Marko M, who won the May AVI-8 giveaway.
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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