Modern Marvel: Hands-on with the C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve

December 9, 2016 . by Jim Manley

The C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve is meant to be something of a flagship for the reborn Christopher Ward, a showpiece for both its in-house Calibre SH21 movement and its new design direction; it serves that role well, if not perfectly. It’s supremely comfortable, the design is fresh without being flashy, and the movement is…



An Apple, a Hammy, and an Introduction: Hands-on with the Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date

December 8, 2016 . by Jim Manley

I never understood mechanical watches until I saw the Apple Watch. Here’s my trip from the Apple Watch to my first mechanical watch and what I’m doing here at WWR. (If you’re only here for the Hamilton click here.) I am an Apple guy. I have used Macs exclusively for more than fifteen years. I…



A Seiko-powered tribute diver with all the trimmings: Spinnaker Spence SP-5039

December 6, 2016 . by Jim Manley

Tribute divers are hot these days. The Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Divers Sixty-Five caught all the headlines recently, owing to its bronze case and Brashear’s legendary status as a naval diver. But Spinnaker’s Vintage Diver range has a history of heritage, looking for inspiration in diving’s past through four iterations. Spinnaker’s latest Vintage Diver…



My Experience with TotalWatchRepair

December 6, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Ah, the mechanical watch.  This is truly a modern mechanical wonder.  They sit on our wrists with not much day-to-day care needed other than the occasional winding (if manually-wound) or simply to be worn (for the automatic brethren).  Because they do their work without much fuss, we might tend to overlook something that is very…



Loomes Made in England watches – with every part made in England

December 5, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Loomes has done watchmaking and their countrymen proud – they’ve produced a watch made entirely in Britain. Near the very top of their website, they proclaim, “Loomes & Co are traditional English watchmakers. Every single component in our Robin range is made in Britain. The watches are hand-built, to order, in Stamford.”



My 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

December 4, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

I am not the ‘official gift guide curator here art WWR, but I have been doing them throughout my tenure, and it is December, so I figured I would put out my version of the 2016 Holiday gift guide.  I am going by price, with the least expensive products (yes, there are things other than…



In pursuit of the perfect bag

November 30, 2016 . by Victor Marks

As you travel through the airport, there are lots of opportunities to observe fellow travelers struggling with their carry-on luggage. There are the people with overstuffed hiking backpacks. There are people with garment bags, although these are fewer and fewer. There are many people with all manner of rolling luggage. First of all, rolling luggage…