Getting tweedy with the Vario Eclipse

March 28, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Wait, Vario?  Aren’t they the watch strap company?  Well, yeah, they are – but now they’re also dipping their toes into the world of creating a watch – the Vario Eclipse.



Hands on with Dietrich OT-1 – it’s Organic

March 27, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

The Dietrich watch brand began in 2010 and was founded by Emmanuel Dietrich. Emmanuel Dietrich was born in 1969 and graduated from the Parisian design school Ecole Boulle. After 20 years of designing watches for major brands, he decided to launch his own watch brand, and I am glad he did. I have been interested in the Dietrich Organic Time…



Tapping out a tune with the moVas Exotica Incognito Bluey

March 24, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

While I personally find myself more drawn to the, shall we say, more classic designs that moVas creates, I can’t help but to find the crazier stuff (now finding a home under the Exotica banner) at least interesting to consider – and perhaps to dream about wearing.  The most recent introduction to this line is…



Tudor Black Bay Chronograph is what happens when Breitling and Rolex have a weird love child

March 23, 2017 . by Victor Marks

At Baselworld 2017, Tudor has been laying out a number of new watches for fans to drool over, and one of them is Tudor’s newest chronograph addition to the lineup, the The Black Bay Chronograph Ref. 79350. Tudor has had a chronograph in the product line in the recent past, the Tudor Steel Heritage Chrono Blue, itself an…



His and Hers Hands-on with MJW Colour Venn and Cyclops

March 23, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Precision is overrated. You obviously agree, or you wouldn’t be here reading about inherently inaccurate mechanical watches. You and I appreciate the fact that craftsmanship and style are usually more important than down-to-the-second accuracy. Mr. Jones Watches takes that appreciation to the extreme with two of its more colorful watches: Colour Venn and Cyclops. My…



Benson wants to tower over lesser watch winders

March 22, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Watch winders occupy a category that even the most die-hard of the WIS crew do not pay much attention to.  You start searching online, and you can find plenty of cheap options, but a closer read reveals that they’re plastic, noisy, and perhaps not all that long-lasting.  Then you come to stuff like what Benson…



Anicorn Watches’ “Hidden Time” collaborative chameleon

March 22, 2017 . by Jim Manley

The third Kickstarter from Anicorn Watches marks the start of an ambitious new around-the-world collaborative journey. The “Trio of Time” campaign will take Anicorn co-founders Joe Kwan and Chris Chan to cities chosen by Kickstarter backers where the pair will collaborate with a local artist on a new timepiece. First stop: Seoul, South Korea.