The December 2016 WWR Giveaway – an Ingersoll Boonville

December 1, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to our giveaways, we try to keep things fairly recent – we review a watch, and then if a brand decides that it can be passed along to our readers, we’ll get it slotted into a giveaway fairly quickly.  Other times, though, a watch slides to the back of the drawer and…



Deep Blue marks off their 10 year anniversary

November 30, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

While I might hesitate to use the label “indie diver” for Deep Blue, I think it’s safe to say that is the category in which they belong. Compared to most of the brands you might lump in there, they are relatively long in the tooth, but I think that staying power says something about the…



Squaring up with the Shinola Guardian

November 29, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Once again, I find that Thanksgiving is coming up on the calendar, and I have a new Shinola on my wrist for review.  This is a happy coincidence, as I’m often headed back home for the holiday, which is just up the road a bit from where Shinola is based (you can check out our…



Building a look with the help of Grand Frank

November 28, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

As you’re no doubt aware, we here at WWR have started to broaden our focus.  Yes, watches will be our primary mission (that is not changing), but we are expanding into taking a look at interesting items that would fall into the category of “Men’s Style”.  Then again, a watch could simply be viewed as…



Getting smart with the Fossil Q Marshal

November 23, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have reviewed a few different watches that would fall into the smartwatch category, but none that would fall into the “true” smartwatch category (i.e., ones that run an operating system and can have apps installed).  As I am not an iPhone user, picking up that watch really made no sense, and in the Android…



The RPMWEST Quarter Century Jacket, built for the long haul

November 21, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

I have been on a bit of a jacket kick as of late.  Not so much in terms of actually buying jackets, but perusing the various options out there, particularly in the textile varieties.  This started with my fascination with Filson Tin Cloth, and eventually lead to this review of the Filson Short Cruiser.  That was…



The Kent Wang Bauhaus V4 takes minimalism to the max

November 18, 2016 . by Neal Goodacre

Kent Wang is a small company with only 2 employees but has been offering a good selection of men’s goods since 2007. Their philosophy is honesty and simplicity and that shows with their line of honest and simple Bauhaus watches. The Bauhaus movement of the 1930’s utilized very minimal design in their modern architecture. Kent…