Interview with a Watchmaker: Leo Padron

December 9, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back to our recurring “Interview with a Watch Maker” series.  In this series, we’re talking with a variety of folks from across the industry, and get insight into their background, what drives them, and why they’re coming up with the designs they’re creating.  Today, we’re speaking with Leo Padron, the man behind the Kickstarter…



Tissot leverages their NBA sponsorship into a championship chronograph

December 8, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

In case you were not aware of it, Tissot was the official watch of the NBA this past year (and for the foreseeable future).  This took the form of new shot clocks, and a handful of team-specific watches.  Now, in conjunction with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the championship, they’ve got a new watch available for…



The Benarus Megalodon (in bronze) is now up for pre-order

December 7, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have reviewed a great many of the Benarus watches, and have a first-gen Sea Snake in my personal collection.  In fact, since I started working with the brand, I think John has only managed to go hands-on with an earlier Megalodon, so great has my affinity been for the brand.  I can’t say that…



My Experience with TotalWatchRepair

December 6, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Ah, the mechanical watch.  This is truly a modern mechanical wonder.  They sit on our wrists with not much day-to-day care needed other than the occasional winding (if manually-wound) or simply to be worn (for the automatic brethren).  Because they do their work without much fuss, we might tend to overlook something that is very…



The December 2016 WWR Giveaway – an Ingersoll Boonville

December 1, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to our giveaways, we try to keep things fairly recent – we review a watch, and then if a brand decides that it can be passed along to our readers, we’ll get it slotted into a giveaway fairly quickly.  Other times, though, a watch slides to the back of the drawer and…



Deep Blue marks off their 10 year anniversary

November 30, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

While I might hesitate to use the label “indie diver” for Deep Blue, I think it’s safe to say that is the category in which they belong. Compared to most of the brands you might lump in there, they are relatively long in the tooth, but I think that staying power says something about the…



#GivingTuesday and our bonus giveaway

November 29, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

As you are no doubt aware, today is known as #GivingTuesday, a sort of rebuttal against the commercialism and sales this time of year.  If you’re thinking of donating to something today, why not check out the bonus giveaway we have running that not only helps out a family in need, but also gets you a…