As I mentioned in our article on the Zew Box Luxury Watch Kickstarter, S&B Watches (also known as Smith & Bradley) was the main brand behind the club starting up. While the campaign has closed (and was fully funded), we got to spend a little bit of time with a S&B Watches Skyline, the Swiss automatic offered at one of the tiers in the club. So, you backers at the Executive Club level, consider this a preview of the watch you’ll be receiving.
It was three years ago that I went hands-on with the original Smith & Bradley Sans-13. Since then, I have reviewed every other watch that the brand has put out, which you can see here and here. While we are still working to get one of their latest in – the Smith & Bradley Sans-13 Evolution – I wanted to get a preview in place for you, as their Kickstarter project just recently launched. So, let’s have ourselves a look, shall we?
As John outlined in this post last month, we are looking to you, our readers, to help us keep the doors open here at WWR. If you like the content that we’re providing you on a variety of great, but still affordable, watches (such as that Smith & Bradley Springfield above), then this is where you can help us out, and now, get in the running for a watch.
A little bit earlier this month, Matt brought you his thoughts on what the top 5 watches of 2015 were. That seemed to click pretty well with you, and, as we all have our own opinions and preferences, today is my turn to pontificate. Given the wide variety of watches that crossed my desk this year, this was tougher than I thought it would be. To sort of self-filter the list a bit, I kept my candidate pool to only those watches that I actually spent time with. Without further ado, presented in no particular order, are my top 5 watches of 2015.
Welcome to the Saturday feature we like to call Watching the Web, where we take a few moments to point out interesting watches and watch related posts that we discover across the web, and also highlight a few of our most popular posts of the last week or so. Today, I thought I would take a walk down memory lane with a very early “smart” watch, take a look at what material science can do for our wrists, and point you toward a watch with roots in both Belgium and Mexico. From our site, we have reviews of the Smith & Bradley Springfield and the Corniche 40, as well as a look at ETA movements.
Over the last year-plus, we have spent time with just about every watch that has come from the team down in Sidney, IL. Some of these have been with watches that were already in production and hitting normal retail channels, and others – like we have today – we actually got to wear around while a Kickstarter campaign was underway. This latest campaign – which is more than fully-funded at this point – is for the brand’s first field watch, the Smith & Bradley Springfield.
Thanks for popping in to the weekly feature we call, Watching the Web. For those of who may be new to it, we have scoured the internet and found only the most interesting watch related news and posts available (OK, most interesting to me), and point you toward them. We also get a chance to crow about the most popular posts on our own site as well. This week, I found a good review of the Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016; a beautiful travel watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time; and a decade of watchmaking with Italian designer Giuliano Mazzuoli. From our pages, there was the Swatch Sistem 51 Update review, a look at the Wingman Watches on Kickstarter, and the moVas Bronze Officer Watch.
Welcome one and all to our weekly installment of Watching the Web, where we point you (momentarily) away from our site to some interesting watches related articles from across the net, and we recap some of our own more popular articles. Today, I am going to cover a new Kickstarter project, a watch launch from my hometown of Chicago, and then some more insight about Rolex. After that, of course, we dig into our own archives to see what was popular this week.
Welcome one and all to our weekly installment of Watching the Web, where we point you (momentarily) away from our site to some interesting watches related articles from across the net, and we recap some of our own more popular articles. Today, I am going to highlight a pair of watches that really caught my eye, for totally different reasons, and recap the Smith & Bradley Ambush, take another look at the Nevo smartwatch, and highlight a vintage EDC.