My Experience with TotalWatchRepair

December 6, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Ah, the mechanical watch.  This is truly a modern mechanical wonder.  They sit on our wrists with not much day-to-day care needed other than the occasional winding (if manually-wound) or simply to be worn (for the automatic brethren).  Because they do their work without much fuss, we might tend to overlook something that is very…



Loomes Made in England watches – with every part made in England

December 5, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Loomes has done watchmaking and their countrymen proud – they’ve produced a watch made entirely in Britain. Near the very top of their website, they proclaim, “Loomes & Co are traditional English watchmakers. Every single component in our Robin range is made in Britain. The watches are hand-built, to order, in Stamford.”



New Sablier Grand Cru 2: The watch you can drink wine from

December 5, 2016 . by Jim Manley

The Sablier Grand Cru 2 makes subtle updates to the microbrand’s first watch, with a scaled-down case, applied indices, and an upgraded movement. Untouched are the Princeton, New Jersey-based company’s patented concave sapphire crystal and matching bowl-shaped dial. The concave crystal—the opposite of your average domed crystal—reduces distortion at high viewing angles and protects the…



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…



Watching the Web for December 3, 2016

December 3, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

It is hard to believe that we are already in the 12th month of the year, but here we are, with the first Watching the Web for December.  As you should know by now, we highlight interesting watches we find on other blog sites, as well as highlight our most popular articles for the last…



Swiss watch featuring 3D printed dial – in metal!

December 2, 2016 . by Neal Goodacre

Meet Montfort. What make them stand out over the others? 3D printing! Sure there are a lot of watches now made with 3D printed parts but these are dials 3D printed in metal. How? I will get to that, but first a little about the company. Montfort Watches was created by entrepreneur Philippe Kuratle and…



Vertical lift-off with the AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II Pegasus Concept AV4047

December 2, 2016 . by Victor Marks

  AVI-8 makes watches that are aviation inspired, and has for some time. They’re almost always tasteful, easy to read, and a great way to wear a distinctive automatic watch subtly. Until now.