Tissot leverages their NBA sponsorship into a championship chronograph

December 8, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

In case you were not aware of it, Tissot was the official watch of the NBA this past year (and for the foreseeable future).  This took the form of new shot clocks, and a handful of team-specific watches.  Now, in conjunction with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the championship, they’ve got a new watch available for…

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…

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.

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bi…. MacMillan Urban Cyclist watch

October 31, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Sometimes, there’s a brand effort that comes together, hitting all the right buzzwords that resonate in the empty cavern where my soul used to be. Today, that brand is Monsoon, a kickstarter project that wants to make a simplistic watch for urban bicyclists.

Hands-on review with MAEN and the phases of the moon

October 25, 2016 . by Victor Marks

I don’t know how to pronounce MAEN. They make a moonphase watch that’s classically proportioned. That means, it’s not a ridiculously large diver watch that dwarves my wrist.

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.