I am not normally a fan of dressy watches. Tool watches are my main thing, but when I was contacted by the folks at Thomas Earnshaw and asked if I would be interested in reviewing this watch I was interested. When I saw the pictures of this I was like, wow, this actually look pretty cool – and it looks even better in person.
When it comes to iconic brands (and brand names) you are, no doubt, familiar with Porsche. How about Porsche Design? While associated with the car brand, this a separate design entity that came to be in 1972. The offer a number of watch designs, and today we’re going to talk about what they consider one of their entry-level watches – the Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer Eternity.
Christopher Ward has made a lot of watches with ties to motor sports, and to legendary cars. Their latest release deepens this connection, with 4 watches commemorating the tradition of Grand Prix racing in Europe. The Christopher Ward C70 GP Chronometer is a COSC certified chronograph offered in four flavors, honoring British, French, Belgian and Italian race tracks.
D.Freemont is selling some nice Davosas for a little bit of nothing. The movements in there are worth the price of admission alone:
1 – 38mm manual wind, view back, Peseux 7001 movement –
very good condition $235
2 – 42mm manual wind, view back, Unitas 6498 movement – excellent – $245
3 – 44mm auto wind, view back, ETA 25 jewel movement – exceptional – $255
Davosa Sale – Scroll Down [D.Freemont]
I do not like quartz watches. Let’s get that straight. But I like this one.
This is the Maurice Lacroix Aikon #Tide (or #tide) and it’s a fascinating little piece. It’s a $750 Swiss quartz that comes inside a reusable coffee (or Mai-Tai) cup and it’s made almost entirely out of recycled ocean plastic. It’s not the prettiest watch you’ll own nor is it the most complex but it is a luxury piece that definitely does some good.
As most anyone reading this article is aware, the micro brand Kickstarter phenomenon has hit stratospheric levels in the last few years. As a watch blogger, I can tell you firsthand that it can be quite difficult to sift through the endless emails and press releases related to Kickstarter watches. It seems that several new brands are popping up on an almost daily basis on the popular crowd funding site. A small handful of these new brands are actually designing and selling some very nice pieces, but the vast majority are, to put it mildly, junk.
I’m still trying to figure out what this thing does or what it’s called. I’ll get back to you in a minute.
Here’s Professional Watches take on this.
I really really like Citizen watches because they are such a good value. Especially the ECO-Drive titanium wristwatches. They are accurate, never need a battery, they are very hard to scratch and they look pretty nice. Well this practical watch company has finally come out with what appears to be a mid to high end wristwatch called the Citizen Capanolas and I want one now. Considering they are the largest watchmaker in the world I would think they could sell these at a reasonable price, although I am guessing they will be between $700-$1000. If they look as good in person as they do in these high res images I would pay that amount.
One never quite knows what musical melodies can pop into ones mind, and you’ve seen those color article titles from time to time. Well, todays article is no exception to that, with the nod going to those newest (now old) kids on the block. That said, this new Citizen Promaster Tough has nothing to do with that boy band, other than having a name that reminded me of the song. I’ve been spending time with the Citizen Promaster Tough lately, and want to tell you a bit more about it.