Breitling ups its polycarbonate game with the Avenger Hurricane 45 chrono

June 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until then there were timekeepers – small, cheap watches like Timex and Seiko – and expensive pieces that you handed out at retirements from brands like Rolex and Patek…



London calls again with the Thomas Earnshaw Cornwall Bridge

June 13, 2017 . by John Biggs

England always, as the man on the telly in V for Vendetta says, prevails. But how she prevails is quite important. To wit, we present the Thomas Earnshaw Cornwall Bridge, a watch with a name like something dirty a man from Liverpool would get up to but with a design that is quite pleasing and…



Carve out some time for Projects Watches

May 25, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

By now, you are no doubt aware that we here at WWR dig into the design details of the watches we learn about and review. One of the many areas of focus is often the dial. With this, we often wax semi-poetically about the various levels and changes of texture on a dial – or,…



Make a better choice than I did: get an Airman Purist for really cheap

May 22, 2017 . by John Biggs

Last week I finally pulled the trigger on a Glycine Airman ($695 on Jomashop) but I had to decide between a Purist model with a true 24-hour movement and a standard model with steel band. I chose the steel band model – I liked the styling better – but now I wish I had waited…



Field testing the Aevig Corvid

May 22, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Whenever a brand reaches out to see if we want to take a look at a new watch, I generally start from a position of “yeah, why not?” In other words, the watch is innocent until proven guilty. Sure, there have been some, shall we say, less-than-preferable pieces crossing the review desk with that policy….



Hands on Kickstarter’s Tate Wade Bokeh

May 19, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

The camera-design inspired watch has a Swiss movement in a black PVD stainless steel case and sapphire crystal.



No Boys Allowed: new Victorinox I.N.O.X. V

May 18, 2017 . by Jim Manley

If the feminist enforcers at Jezebel or Mic ever get hold of the press release for the new Victorinox I.N.O.X. V “ladies’ timepiece” they will rend their garments and burn the atelier to the ground.  I’ll leave clichés about “today’s empowered women” and “a mad dash across a rush-hour station on high heels” to them. But…