3 Lessons Learned While Speed-Dating Watchmakers

January 16, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

I recently returned from a week photographing the annual conference of American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). I was there to teach photography and get images of the event that has been held annually since 1960. I felt like I was speed-dating at a club of modern-day watchmaking shamans, who openly talked about missing their watch bench and the trance-state in…



The Tissot NBA Roadshow is Coming to Chicago

January 14, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I like talking about local watch makers, and I also like bringing you word of cool watch-related events that are coming to my neck of the woods. Tissot is making a lot of noise around their new partnership with the NBA. At the moment, we do not have much in the way of new designs or team-specific watches, but they are working to get the word out about the relationship.



WatchBuys Road Show Report, Fun Times in the Rose City

September 28, 2015 . by Matt Himmelstein

WatchBuys is an on-line retailer of German Watches, where the watches they represent have a limited or non-existent retail presence. With limited ability to go into a store, it is tough to really get a feel for the quality and, frankly, beauty of these watches. Hence, a road show. The events are invitation only, but all you have to do in order to get an invitation is ask. There are no sales whatsoever at the WatchBuys road show events, it is all for watch lovers to check out these smaller brands. This past weekend they were in Los Angeles (Pasadena to be exact), and I checked out the wares.



Time To Meet The Maker

October 30, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

    No, no, not your maker, but instead, a maker.  Specifically, Cameron Weiss of Weiss Watch Co.  He is going to be at Modern Anthology in Brooklyn next Tuesday, November 4th.  Weiss has been creating interesting watches since 2013, and a chat with the guy making the watches you are checking out is always a good thing.  If…



Want Input into a Watch Design?

June 19, 2014 . by Matt Himmelstein

You know you do. The next question is, can you make it in person to an event in Montreal? If you answered yes to both of those, and you can spare $1 CAD, or you can’t do the 1st two and want to get on the mailing list for a new watch, check out Division Furtive’s new kickstarter campaign. Patrick took a look at their last kickstarter project, the Type 40 back in 2012.



I’m Pleased To Welcome Baby Girl Kansa To The WristWatchReview Family

November 12, 2012 . by John Biggs

Patrick, the dude who literally saved this site from destruction about a year ago and kept it alive, just welcomed a new little girl to his happy family in Chicago. Let’s all give her a warm WWR welcome and I’d personally like to thank Patrick for being such a trooper.



WristWatchReview Is Seven Years Old

November 28, 2011 . by John Biggs

I was just poking around when I noticed that WWR was born in June, 2006 and, having missed the big day, I thought I’d celebrate now. It’s been a long couple of years, many of them dry and desiccated thanks to my many intervening gigs including EIC of Gizmodo and now TechCrunch. But I founded…