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…

The New PZL 37B Chronograph by G. Gerlach is a bomb(er)

November 7, 2016 . by Jim Manley

G. Gerlach’s new PZL 37B mechanical chronograph is Polish-bred and Chinese-powered. The PZL 37B takes its name from Word War II era Polish bombers, some of which sported G. Gerlach manometers to measure airspeed and altitude. It’s a neat coincidence, which G. Gerlach emphasizes through an engraving of the plane on the solid caseback. That…

Hands-on with the Manchester Watch Works Morgan Chronograph

June 17, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

As you saw the other week, a crowd-funded project caught John’s eye. He wrote up the Manchester Watch Works Morgan, while (unbeknownst to him) a prototype of one of those very watches was winging its way my direction. I have spent a little bit of time with the watch, and now it’s time to give you my impressions of the watch.

The May WWR Giveaway: Gavox Squadron

May 2, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

It’s a new month, so that means that it’s time for us to spin up a new giveaway. This time around, we have something pretty unique for you, a Gavox Squadron.

The Mercer Watch Brigadier Chrono Is Like Reveille For Your Wrist

March 1, 2016 . by John Biggs

When it comes to chronographs there are two schools of thought. One school focuses on the platonic ideal, the watch the catapults you to the moon, dark-faced and simple. The other school loves the idea of the chronograph as robot, full of odd dials, weird movements, and four more buttons than needed. The Mercer Brigadier Chrono sits firmly and handsomely in the first camp.

Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon

February 11, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

  While we here at WWR are all about the affordable end of the spectrum, there are certain watches that we like to write about that are firmly in the luxury end of the spectrum, and today’s watch is definitely one of those.  Why is that?  Well, I have seemingly always had a thing for…

Pacific Standard Time Wood Watches, Sealed for Their Protection

February 9, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

There was a period when I was intrigued by the possibilities of a wooden watch case. They were a little unique looking, they were not very common, and they were different. Then, in a flash, they were everywhere and generic, and the limitations of the material really came into focus. The Pacific Standard Time Wood Watches hopes to at least limit one of the material’s obvious flaws, a lack of water resistance. It also looks pretty good, though I would have preferred an auto over a quartz chronograph.