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1915 Omega Petrograd

I’m thinking this Omega ain’t that hot, but it’s a nice concept. It’s basically a retread of a 1915 piece using caliber 2200 inside a rose gold case.

This Omega Museum watch is an absolute stunner. A limited [1915 pieces] reedition of the 1915 Omega Petrograd watch, featuring the omega caliber 2200 and in Red gold on a leather strap with reference number of 5703.30.0 it is part of Omega’s museum line of classic re-issues.

Omega Museum Watch [OmegaBlogger]

Introducing the Bulova Sinatra collection

If you’ve been following along with what Bulova has been doing, you’ve likely noticed that they’ve got ties into the music industry. Most prominently, that’s with their partnership with the Grammys. Now, one of their latest partnerships is taking the form of the Bulova Frank Sinatra collection.

Weiss, a Land Rover, and a field watch to match

Cameron Weiss is the kind of guy to forge his own path. Like many men, he has a fondness for the simplicity and ruggedness of a Land Rover. So much so, that he went a road trip in the beloved Landy, and then built a watch to commemorate it. This is that watch.

Hands On With the R. Paige Crash of ’29

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One of the benefits of being a watch reviewer is that we get to see a lot of watches, particularly when new ones come on to the market. Or are in the process of coming, which means that on some rarer occasions we do get to go hands-on with a prototype. This is what we have today with the R. Paige Crash of ’29, which is the result of a collaboration between Richard Paige and Mark Carson of Individual Design. Let’s take a closer look at what this collaboration has wrought, shall we?

Breaking in Mechanicals


WUS has a nice thread about breaking in mechanical watches – why don’t you just wear them? Fun advice.

To maintain accuracy it is not necessary that you wind up your watch on a regular basis if you don´t wear it day by day. But if you`re wearing your handwounded watch day by day it seems reasonable to wind it up daily, so that the tension of the spring is kinda constant which ist the best way to provide accuracy.
No problem with automatic watches though when wearing on a daily basis because the automatic winding “automatically” provides the “right” tension of the spring.

Breaking-in a Mechanical Watch?? [WatchUSeek]

Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small Second Chronometer, Say that fast

Christopher Ward C9 5 Day 06We are fans of Christopher Ward here at WWR, I think that is pretty evident.  I purchased my CW before I started writing reviews, and it is still one of my go to watches when I am not wearing a watch for review.  If you are not familiar with the brand, they are a London based company that sells Swiss made watches direct over the internet, with no brand ambassadors.  They have recently starting flexing their watch making chops, creating a new in-house movement.  The Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small Second Chronometer uses the in-house SH21 hand wound movement to produce a COSC certified dress watch.

Flipping coins with the R. Paige Duo

When it comes to watches featured reused, repurposed, or otherwise recycled movements, I am all ears.  I like the idea of new life getting breathed into these tiny mechanical machines which, if properly maintained, can live for quite a long time.  Sure, vintage movements may not have the accuracy of modern movements, but there is no doubt of the appeal of a 100+ year old movement ticking away on your wrist.  Which brings us to today’s watch. the R. Paige Duo.

Cabestan $220,000 Wristwatch

cabestan_watch.jpgThis looks like an exercise in “odd design” but I suppose there are a few interesting innovations here. This was made by the same bloke, Jean-François Ruchonnet, who created the TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Concept Watch. I’m not quite understanding this whole thing, but here’s a quick discussion:

Winding the watch and setting the hour and minutes are effected using a winding stem in the form of a movable “winch” that links directly to one of the small “capstans” that are found at the four exterior angles of the case: at the upper left, it acts directly on the fusee and, by the intermediary of the chain, allows the barrel to be wound; at the upper right, it acts on the minute cylinder which is connected to that of the hours. The two other small “capstans” are only there for decoration and to complete the aesthetics of the case. Once the small winch is used, it is easily stored in the buckle of the watch’s bracelet.

Complication for complication’s sake? You decide.

Operation Cabestan: When two independents come together to shake up the world of watches [EuropaStar]

Review: AOMEI Erotic Watch, a real eBay find

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I’m going to apologize in advance for this review. There are some who may be offended by its content in that I am discussing, in relative depth, an erotic watch of the type made popular by randy potentates in the 18th and 19th centuries along with one aspect that I find utterly vile and revolting. It is important to state that I do not condone this aspect of the watch and I find it highly offensive to boot.

The bile is rising even as I write this, friends, for this $34 watch from eBay advertises itself as a tourbillon yet is as far from a tourbillon as humanly possible. If tourbillon were the sun and this watch were a meteorite, the meteorite would be five million light years from the sun. And exploded already. And in little pieces in some distant star field. That’s how distant this is from a tourbillon.

Note: This is kind of NSFW.

Big news about a little watch from Christopher Ward: the sub-6 mm C5 Malvern 595

Mechanical watches in the under-$1,000 price range tend to be thicker and larger these days. A 42 mm x 12 mm automatic can pass for a dress watch, and even the slimmer manual offerings are mostly thicker than 6 mm—until now.