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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming up, and as a service to those gift challenged male readers out there, I though I would highlight a few watches that you may want to get for the woman (or women) in your lives.  I am mainly going to focus on watches that we have reviewed relatively recently, though there are a few extras tossed in here.  So without further ado, here is our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

Fathers Day Gift Guide 2015, for Dads and Grads

Mom has had her day, and my birthday has come and gone, but it is not too early to start thinking about gifts for dads, and since it is late spring, gifts for grads as well.  In this Fathers Day gift guide, I am going to point out some of my favorite watches and accessories that have crossed our (real or virtual) desks over the last few months, organized by price.

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Watching the Web For August 1, 2015

Morning Dew On A Web Desktop BackgroundAre we officially in the dog days of summer with the start of August?  Where did the summer go?  Regardless, we are at a weekend, and that means we have our Saturday post, Watching the Web, where we look in on watch related posts on other sites, and take a look back at our own most popular recent posts.  This week, Slate (a news site) ran an article on the surprising watch it thinks will revolutionize the Swiss Watch Industry, Worn & Wound’s looked at the Seiko X Nano Universe collection, and ABTW’s featured a write up of the Rpaige Crash of 29.  From our own pages, the Orient Mako, Redux & Co Courg, and the Æther Watch Co. AE01 were all top reads.

Introducing Swatch x MoMA

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We all know Swatch watches – the classic, core line – as those colorful, plastic watches that get the job done (of telling time) while bringing hits of color to the wrist. Their latest release is a collection of six watches in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) that brings classic art to your wrist.

Swatch Concept

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No word on what this does or where it will be available or anything, but it’s really pretty, right? Expect it to never arrive ever.
Infinity Watch Concept : MP3, Video, Curves-A-Plenty [Gizmodo]

Watching the Web for August 15, 2015

webThanks 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.

Watching the Web for April 25, 2015

Morning Dew On A Web Desktop BackgroundWelcome back (or just welcome if this is your first time here) to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we point out  interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week (or so), and we take a second look at our more popular posts over the same span. Today, I am going to highlight the Urwerk UR-105 TA from A Blog to Watch, Hodinkee’s look at the NOMOS Lambda, and a Kickstarter campaign for hand made watch boxes.  From our site, we have an exclusive review of the Filson Journeyman GMT, a look at the Swatch Sistem 51 update, and for the 3rd week in a row, the Ventus Caspian on Kickstarter.

A Giveaway For A Designer Swatch

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We just caught word of this, so thought we’d share it out for a quick entry for you to grab. 

Swatch Paparazzi for $59

P10355842.jpgJust in from Overstock.com, a Swatch Paparazzi SPOT watch for $59. The kit comes with a one-year subscription to the MSN Direct service, so it might just make some sense.

* News, weather, stock quotes, sports, diversions, lottery, horoscope, daily diversions, glance, traffic
* Swatch city
* 5 different watch faces and animations

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Waiting is the Hardest Part

So I put a Seamaster Chrono in for some repair with the Swatch Group. Called once in April… “Oh, it’ll be ready in a week. Call back.” Ok. Cool. Call again: June 29th, baby, but don’t worry, we’ve got the parts! Then I call today and they tell me July 19. Seriously. I’m all for taking time and doing things right, but this is just ridiculous. If Apple, Lexus, or Bose, or any of those high-end folks tried this, they’d be shut down in a week.