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.

Timex iQ+, An activity tracker for the masses

November 22, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

The Timex iQ+ Move offers connected watch versions for both men and women with activity and sleep tracking and an Indiglo backlight for $150.

The Alvieri Firenze bubbles up on Kickstarter

June 2, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

As you might imagine, we get all manner of emails coming in here at WWR telling us about new watches. While this is an invaluable stream of information, it sometimes can have a frustrating signal-to-noise ratio. Fortunately, most of those messages contain an image or two of the watch that is being introduced, and this lets us easily hone in on what is of interest to us and our readers. Even though I did not know anything about the specifications (or even the pricing) of the Alvieri Firenze, when I saw the images, I was fairly certain this would be a watch we would cover.

Hands On with the Reverie Sea-Spirit (Anchor Black)

May 10, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

The Reverie watch company “had me at hello” with its sea-wave-inspired guilloché dial and cushion shaped case. The micro brand is offering mega value with its first watch that relies on classic design elements, a Japanese automatic movement and a thoughtful attention to detail. Let’s take a closer look at the Reverie Sea-Spirit.

Introducing the Freedom to Exist 40

April 20, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

If you want a slim quartz three-hander, you have no end of choices when it comes to what has been showing up on Kickstarter. Now, if you want one that is discernibly different from the five that preceded it, and the five after, then you are a bit more stuck. To put it plainly, there are just a lot of carbon copies out there with the only real difference being the name on the dial. Then you run across things like the Freedom to Exist 40, and you see something that mixes up the formula just a bit.

The new Hastings Heritage Edition brings mechanicals back

March 21, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Hastings and Company’s Heritage Edition Automatic

Hands on the Thomas Earnshaw Beagle

March 16, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

Thomas Earnshaw Beagle automatic