Fossil’s Swiss movement and a Cloisonné enamel dial; Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation worth having

November 21, 2016 . by Jim Manley

Mr. Jones Watches is well known for producing whimsical and affordable timepieces, usually with basic Swiss quartz or Chinese mechanical movements. The new Whoomm and Wildstyle watches keep the whimsy, but make some significant upgrades—including to the price. But £1,041.67 (approx. $1,286.57) is a small price to pay for the incredible Cloisonné enamel dials at…

Ahhhhhhhhh – Freak out! Or, if you prefer, FreakishWATCH!

November 2, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

It has become – at least to my eyes – more and more difficult for watches to stand out on the crowd-funding platforms, especially when you’re talking about a slim, quartz-driven two-hander.  Then you have something like the FreakishWATCH come along, and you’ve no problem seeing the watch amidst the sea of “me too” projects.

Hands On With Eldon

October 24, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to new watches, especially from newer brands, they have to do something to set themselves apart. This may take the form of using interesting materials, crazy dial designs, or unique case shapes. In other words, unless they’re competing on value in a segment, they have to show us something we have not seen before. That is what we have going on here with the case of Eldon.

Watch Video Rewind for August 14, 2016

August 14, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and I would like to thank you for sharing part of it with us and checking out this edition of Watch Video Rewind, where we find watch related videos and bring them to your attention. As part of my job of scouring the internet for the weekly Watching the Web, I came across a review of Laps watches, simple timepieces with a bit of whimsy in their presentation. So I thought I would try to track down other makers that might put a smile on your face as you glance down at your wrist.

Introducing the Drawing 17 from Projects Watches

August 10, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to watches, I am generally able to figure out how to read the time on the watch, as well as grasping at least the basics of how it is things are being indicated on the dial. With a simple three-hander, there’s not much to decipher, as it’s rather familiar. You can get into some esoteric designs and displays though, and then it gets a bit trickier. I will admit, when I first saw the images of the Drawing 17 from Projects Watches, I finally had to ask the brand to enlighten me as to how it was working.

Reviewing the surprisingly popular Oulm

May 16, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Back when I first wrote about the Oulm, it was an article I thought was interesting due to the crazy design I was seeing, and the very, very low pricepoint it came in at (just in case it fell to pieces the first time you wore it).  What I did not expect was how popular…

Introducing the Xeric Soloscope Collection

April 26, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

After what seemed to be a drought of interesting watch-related projects on the crowdfunding sites, we have been seeing a flood of more interesting things cropping up. Xeric (which the guys from Watchismo started up) has been creating watch designs that break from normal conventions, keeping in line with the quirky and interesting designs that they offer on their site. Their latest designs, in the form of the Xeric Soloscope collection, mix in some elements of previous models and bring some new things to the table.