For one reason or another, we tend not to think about the impact of what it takes to manufacture these watches that we admire and collect. For a mechanical movement in a steel case, the argument that they’ll last forever (and can be recycled once they break) makes some sense. But what about those quartz-driven watches that live in plastic cases? Those can be done better as well, which the Casio ProTrek PRW61 demonstrates.
A few days ago, word came out about the very first watch from Grail Watch, a brand started by Wei Koh and Revolution. For the very first release, they swung for the fences and hit a home run by combining two of the more unique designers in watchmaking today – Benoît Mintiens of Ressence, and Alain Silberstein. From them sprung the Type 1 REV Grail Watch.
Did you know that we have a weekly podcast that comes out every Monday morning? It’s called The HourTime Show, and we think you’ll love it.
In our book, there’s never a bad time to wear a steel sports watch, particularly one on a bracelet. Sometimes all you need is that simplicity of steel, with a splash of color from the dial, and a simple time-and-date display. If you want that, with some uncommon touches, then the just-launched Audric Strider is worth a look.
Yesterday, we told you about the latest Q Timex release (a lovely GMT), and today we’re revisiting a watch we first told you about last month, the Timex M79 Automatic. Why revisit it? Well, it’s because we got a sample in of the watch, and have been spending time with it. So, let’s talk through the watch and see if it’s worth your hard-earned money.
Over the past few years, the Q collection from Timex has been a very, very pleasant surprise. The watches manage to give you that classic 70s look, while bringing forward popular looks that resonate with us today. Their latest release brings my very favorite complication to the fore – the Q Timex GMT.
Doxa makes a good diver and, while some might be a little put off by the styling of the DOXA Army Watches of Switzerland Edition, it might turn a few heads if you strap it on with your fatigues. Based on an earlier military design, the DOXA Army features a brown and orange color scheme with a black oxide case.
There are brands that do interesting things with materials, there are those that create innovative designs, and then there are those that focus on creating high-end wearable pieces of art. Then you’ve got the crew at H. Moser & Cie who manage to marry all three of those in watches like the H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton.
For those of you not familiar with Le Rhöne (as I was) they are a 10-year old brand making watches in Geneva, focusing on offering full traceability in everything that they build. Today, we’ll be talking about the Le Rhöne Moön Aventurine Titanium.