Architectural horology: introducing the Alexander Calder mobile-inspired Xela

July 10, 2017 . by Jim Manley

This is a ridiculous watch. And that’s the beauty of the thing. The watch world does not need the 597th Kickstarter campaign for a basic three-hander that “cuts out the middleman”—we need the Alexander Calder mobile-inspired handset of this unconventional take on time telling. At $135, this Miyota quartz-powered piece is a fun way to…



The Bitcoin watch will disrupt the government hegemony of fiat currency and/or your wardrobe

July 6, 2017 . by John Biggs

Are you ready to fight the unending violence inherent in the monetary system? Do you like watches? Bam. Bitcoin Watches. These Kickstarter pieces don’t sell for BTC but cost $239 for quartz and $2,386 for an automatic Eterna movement. This isn’t full of complications, much like the blockchain, and the main value in being able…



With Glass Watch by Orsto your glass (watch) will always be half-full (of watch)

July 5, 2017 . by John Biggs

A skeleton Miyota movement? A brass number plate in gold or silver? A glass case that looks like something Breguet coughed up on a particularly hard day at the atelier? Sign me up! The Orsto is a glass three-handed watch with some very unique styling. Based in UK, the crowdfunded piece looks to be raising…



Getting smart with the Chronos Wearable

June 30, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Smart watches are a category that I have really wanted to like more than I actually do.  I have always been a tech and gadget guy, so the marriage of that realm of interest with that of watches seems like it would be a perfect match.  And who knows, perhaps for you, they are.



Diving into the Spinnaker Dumas Vintage Diver

June 27, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Spinnaker has a pretty good line of affordable, nautical themed watches. From sailing to diving, and quartz or automatic, there are plenty of choices. Of all the watches they offer, there is one that really stood out to me: the Spinnaker Dumas Vintage Diver.



Hands on with the AVI-8 Flyboy Chronograph AV-4054

June 22, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

AVI-8 make many great looking aviation inspired watches. Their latest model is the AVI-8 Flyboy Chronograph AV-4054. This line of aviation watches is inspired by the 38 American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille who flew for the French in 1916, before the United States entered World War I. AVI-8 was kind enough to send me…



Time for some new cufflinks? Uriel has you covered!

June 21, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to Kickstarter projects, it takes something well out of the ordinary to make the dark, cynical hearts of us watch editors (at least here at WWR) to take notice.  Then you have something like the Uriel Geneqt GE001 cufflinks come along, and you just have to rub your eyes, wondering if you’re in a dream (feverish or otherwise).