3 Lessons Learned While Speed-Dating Watchmakers

January 16, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

I recently returned from a week photographing the annual conference of American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). I was there to teach photography and get images of the event that has been held annually since 1960. I felt like I was speed-dating at a club of modern-day watchmaking shamans, who openly talked about missing their watch bench and the trance-state in…



Hands On Another Spinnaker Spence SP-5039-02

January 8, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

Spinnaker Watches offers the Spence dive watch in their vintage category that has good-enough wearability but lacks a few key underwater dive functions. If you dive from the edge of the pool, this might add some color to your water-watch collection.



Hands on the Luminox RECON Point Man

September 9, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Luminox RECON Point Man is a light-weight quartz watch with exceptional lume.



Hands on the Padron Selby

September 7, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

The Padron Watch Company offers a lugless, surgical-steel automatic that looks like a DeLorean parked on your wrist.



Hands On Zelos Eagle E-1A

July 25, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Zelos has made a watch that looks equal parts jet engine and landmine and named it after an Eagle. The Eagle E-1A is an automatic behemoth that is sure to be noticed on the wrist of anyone with the arm-strength to wear it.



Hands On with the Reverie Sea-Spirit (Anchor Black)

May 10, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

The Reverie watch company “had me at hello” with its sea-wave-inspired guilloché dial and cushion shaped case. The micro brand is offering mega value with its first watch that relies on classic design elements, a Japanese automatic movement and a thoughtful attention to detail. Let’s take a closer look at the Reverie Sea-Spirit.



Hands on the Torgoen T32 Automatic

May 3, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Torgoen is the watch your friends can’t pronounce but will want to wear. This modern day version of an aviator watch has a Swiss, hackable, automatic movement and all the modern touches of an easy-to-read, handsome watch. Today, we’re having a look at the Torgoen T32.