Getting busy with the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours

January 17, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It was not all that long ago (see here) that I fell pretty hard for the Alpina Alpiner 4. It was my first time going hands-on with the brand, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw there. Well, if you know me, you know I like GMT complications. I’ve been starting to focus in a little more closely on those watches lately, and I saw Alpina had a few in the mix. Put two and two together, and you’ve got our review today of the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours.



Trekking around with the UT Lab Argonaut Explorer

January 12, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It’s time for another installment in our series on men’s style items.  This go ‘round is brought to us by my search for a pair of black boots for the winter.  Not winter boots, per se (in other words, not for shoveling snow), but boots that worked for heading into the office that looked good,…



Finding your way with the Terra Cielo Mare Orienteering BP

January 11, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

For as long as I have been doing this, I sometimes feel like I have at least seen – or heard – of many of the watches that are out there.  Sure, new brands pop up, but a lot of the styling can be considered to have some derivative roots (good, bad, or otherwise) to…



Slimming things down with the Allegory Goods Kit Wallet

January 10, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

As I mentioned in my Boconi review I have a wallet that I picked up from a Kickstarter project earlier this year that is truly part of my every day carry.  Rather than just tease you about what that wallet might be, I thought it was time to give it a proper review.  Let’s have a…



Riding the Rails with the G. Gerlach PM36

January 9, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Back in October, John brought you word of the new G. Gerlach PM36 series.  Now, we’re a few months down the road, and we are able to bring you our hands-on impressions of this beauty of a railroad watch.



Von Doren has vintage style I can dig

January 4, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past year or so, we have seen a lot of “me too” sort of watch designs hitting Kickstarter, and it has started to get old.  I mean, how many thin, minimalistic, two-handed watches can we really handle?  Well, of those clone designs, I say no more.  When it comes to something like what…



The January 2017 Giveaway: Boconi Wallets

January 1, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

If you recall, we reviewed these Boconi wallets back in December – and now it’s your chance to win one of them!