Watching the Web for July 5, 2014
Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, 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 potential new challenger to the Valjoux 7750, an infographic on James Bond’s watches, and a new set of watches with USA on the dial. 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 mechanical chronographs, the Valjoux 7750 has been the sort of gold standard that many people look for. As we wrote about here, there was a Japanese contender for the mechanical chronograph crown – Seiko. Now, with supplies of the ETA-sourced 7750 assured to start getting tighter, Seiko has introduced a new NE88 column wheel movement – at the same price the 7750 can be had. Those two bits right there really seem to make it a contender, but there are some other surprises up the sleeve as well. Get the full rundown over at Quill & Pad.
Next up, we’ve got a quick visual survey of the various watches that have shown up in the more modern Bond films. I found it interesting to see how things start off with the mechanical watches, drift then on over into digital quartz models (mirroring what the public was buying), and then back over to the mechanical realm. You can check out the full infographic over at DreamChrono.
Finally, from the world of watches outside of our pages, we’ve got an article that covers the launch of a new line (but not quite a new brand), Red8USA. Red8World is the new company that Christian Bedat is behind, and it sounds like he’s got a bit of a global plan for his lineup, with Red8 collections being released for different regions of the world. The first of these is the Red8USA, and Ariel Adams took a look at the Dive and Fifty watches from the lineup. These dive watches have some interesting design touches to them (I’d really like to see the wave dial in person). For a more complete rundown of the watches (and a lot of photos), check out the article over at aBlogtoWatch.
Now, let’s come back to our own pages. First up, we’ve got a brand that we’ve only featured a few times with hands-on reviews, but it’s definitely generated interest – Triwa. Our latest review was on their Walter Lansen Chrono, which seems like it should be part of their “sort of black” series, but it really isn’t. The Swedish brand definitely has a signature sort of style, and the chronograph is a welcome complication to their lineup. Check out the full review right here.
Rounding things out, we’ve got a review from a brand that’s a perennial favorite, both on this site and over on the forums – Lew & Huey. Our most recent hands-on review showed us spending time with prototypes of the latest model, the Cerberus. While I had some weird quirk with the lug-to-bracelet transition, overall I really liked the watch. If you’re thinking about ordering one, check out the review here to get to know a bit more about it. Oh, and if you’re thinking about ordering? The code WWR will net you $25 off.
Last, but not least, don’t forget that we’re now in a new month, so we’ve started up a new giveaway. Appropriate for the month of July, we’ve got the American-built Smith & Bradley Sans-13 up for grabs. Head on over here to 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 (mailto:email@example.com). 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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