Interview with a watchmaker: Paul Tanner’s Freedom To Exist

September 16, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Kirsty  had trouble finding a watch that she liked that would fit her. They tended to spin on her wrist or slide up her arm. As a designer, she and her husband Paul Tanner worked to create a new watch to solve the problem. With that said, let’s get into the latest installment of our series,…



Introducing the Valachio Avantiam

September 15, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Valachio is launching their first automatic watch, the Avantiam, with the tag line, ‘classic meets modern.’ So let’s talk a little about what’s classic here. What do you get if you back the Valachio Avantiam on Kickstarter? For starters, it’s an automatic with a double-domed sapphire crystal. We’re already off to a good start. Suppose…



Paying tribute to our past: Homage watches

September 14, 2016 . by Victor Marks

First off, we need definitions. A replica is a watch that is impersonating another watch, by wearing the branding of the more expensive manufacture. An homage, then, is an unbranded or self-branded watch that may copy or pay tribute to someone else’s design, but does not pretend to be it by wearing a brand belonging…



Review: The Tissot Le Locle Automatique Regulateur, your first fine watch.

September 13, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Tissot’s story is one of innovation and refinement. Tissot is that little watch house founded in 1853, when a father who fitted gold cases, and his son, a watchmaker, founded the manufacture to make pocketwatches. Since that time, Tissot has made a number of firsts and grown up to be a part of the biggest…



Hands on with the Holland //01

September 12, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Neonos is a team of four industrial designers, who have come together to make a forged carbon watch housing an automatic movement. Called HOLLAND //01, it’s an interesting fusion of modern and heritage.



Watch Video Rewind for September 11, 2016

September 11, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

Thank you for popping in to visit with us and read this late edition of the Watch Video Rewind.  I was having trouble with the site last night, hence the late posting.  Yesterday I was chatting with some friends who were amused by the fact that I blog about watches.  One of them asked what…



Take these broken wings…

September 11, 2016 . by John Biggs

The past few days have been fun here on WWR. We’ve been doing some cool stuff to speed up WordPress – and this issue is not directly related to that process – and I decided, finally, to make us properly SSL compliant. Google dings you on SEO if your site doesn’t have that cute little…