3 Lessons Learned While Speed-Dating Watchmakers

January 16, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

I recently returned from a week photographing the annual conference of American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). I was there to teach photography and get images of the event that has been held annually since 1960. I felt like I was speed-dating at a club of modern-day watchmaking shamans, who openly talked about missing their watch bench and the trance-state in…

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…

Omega asks “How much more black could this be?” and the answer is “Deep Black”

June 15, 2016 . by John Biggs

The Omega Deep Black series, like the seminal Smell The Glove, comes in black. How much more black could it be? The answer is none, none more black. These new Seamaster models, called the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Deep Black, are made of black ceramic with either standard or gold highlights. The first model…

Omega releases the Seamster Aqua Terra 150M collection proving that ladies like mechanicals

April 11, 2016 . by John Biggs

Hey ladies! Omega is turning its gimlet eye towards you these days with the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M collection, a unique and beautiful bit of bauble that features a mechanical coaxial movement that is, as they say, to die for. The collection is suitably diamond-studded and golden but the 38.5mm model also features a Omega…

Watching the Web for August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015 . by Matt Himmelstein

Thanks for popping in to the weekly feature we call, Watching the Web.  For those of who may be new to it, we have scoured the internet and found only the most interesting watch related news and posts available (OK, most interesting to me), and point you toward them.  We also get a chance to…

A Ready-For-Summer Every Day Carry

June 3, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

This week’s cross-post with EveryDayCarry might be a bit more slim when it comes to pocket dumps, but it’s a great minimalist carry (which is what it’s owner calls it). I think of it as a “ready for summer” every day carry.

Omega Speedmasters Mark II and Apollo 11, Back to the Future

April 4, 2014 . by Matt Himmelstein

25 years ago, man first walked on the moon. And an Omega was there. And Omega wants you to know that. That year, they released the Speedmaster Mark II, featuring the same movement that was in the watch worn by the astronauts. And now it is time for an update and reissue. The new Speedmaster Mark II retains the overall look of the original, but also provides nice modern updates.