As with most anything, there are a wide variety of designs available for you to choose from in the watch world. Not only that, you’ve got new stuff, more recent but still pre-owned, as well as stuff that is properly considered vintage. While those older looks can be timeless, there’s something to be said about modern manufacturing techniques, as well as movement reliability and accuracy. In that regard, the Szanto Heritage Aviator gives you the best of both of those worlds.
Benrus has long been synonymous with “field watches,” basic tool watches with an absolute focus on legibility and durability. We looked at their Type II a few weeks ago and now we got the watch in our hot little hands and I’m pleased to report that it’s a solid and striking field watch with enough history to warrant a second look.
When we reviewed the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander after it’s release (which you can see here), I was particularly taken with the compact GMT (and there are other complications available as well). While I found the 39mm to be quite comfortable on the wrist, you may prefer something a bit more compact on your wrist. If that’s you, then you’ll want to check out the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander 36mm.
As you are no doubt aware, Oris is big into supporting causes that help make the world a better place, and they’re also big into aviation watches. So, then, this latest pair of watches seems like a perfect match for them. Meet the Oris Wings of Hope Limited Editions.
Not that long ago, SevenFriday took us to the beach with two brightly-colored releases (covered here). Well, what do you sometimes see way out in the water when you’re at the beach? Yachts, that’s what! Keeping the 10th anniversary ball rolling, they’ve just released the SevenFriday Yacht Club II.
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.
We’re right in the middle of summer, so that means that it’s time for the ice cream truck to be rolling through the neighborhood. Or, you know, you could go for the Fla-Vor-Ice in the freezer, always a good option. If you found yourself reaching for that blue raspberry ice, then you’ll be delighted by the new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression.
Along with calling Detroit home, Shinola has also been developing models that tie into the region. Boating is a big part of Michigan (aside from the Great Lakes, there are all manner of small lakes throughout), and their latest watch, the Shinola Mackinac, leans heavily into that summertime sport.
Perhaps it’s just because of the various collaborations I’ve been aware of, but it seems like Jeff Staple is a lot like Roy Kent – he’s just everywhere! The last time we talked about Staple, it was in a collaboration with Undone. This time around, he’s working with the crew over at Fossil, and the Staple x Fossil combines two designs from the Fossil archives.