DA LUCA’s US-made straps move beyond Panerai

November 29, 2016 . by Jim Manley

DA LUCA’s value proposition is high quality, American-made watchstraps. Everything comes out of their San Diego workshop, including their “Vintage” one-of-a-kind, handmade, leather straps. They started in 2009 focused on Panerai straps, but have since expanded to virtually every watch. It’s nice to see more and more American companies jumping back into the watch business,…

#GivingTuesday and our bonus giveaway

November 29, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

As you are no doubt aware, today is known as #GivingTuesday, a sort of rebuttal against the commercialism and sales this time of year.  If you’re thinking of donating to something today, why not check out the bonus giveaway we have running that not only helps out a family in need, but also gets you a…

Squaring up with the Shinola Guardian

November 29, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Once again, I find that Thanksgiving is coming up on the calendar, and I have a new Shinola on my wrist for review.  This is a happy coincidence, as I’m often headed back home for the holiday, which is just up the road a bit from where Shinola is based (you can check out our…

Building a look with the help of Grand Frank

November 28, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

As you’re no doubt aware, we here at WWR have started to broaden our focus.  Yes, watches will be our primary mission (that is not changing), but we are expanding into taking a look at interesting items that would fall into the category of “Men’s Style”.  Then again, a watch could simply be viewed as…

Minus-8 Diver review: What I like about you.

November 25, 2016 . by Victor Marks

What happens when you take titanium, anti-reflective coating, and a sense of playfulness about the design of a dial and case? If it’s the good alternate timeline we’re in, you get Minus 8’s MINUS-8 DIVER: An Automatic Titanium Dive Watch. First of all, I love titanium. I love watches that are titanium. I once spent…

Ch. Ward and the C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve

November 25, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Christopher Ward makes two kinds of watches: Well-made, well-finished dive watches under their Trident collection, and more elegant watches organized under the Grand Malvern heading. If our mission at WWR is to drag watches out of the fashion ghetto through education, appreciation, and support, we have to talk about the Grand Malvern C1. But first let’s…

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Here in the States, we’ve got a little holiday going on known as Thanksgiving Day.  So, for those of you getting your turkey-induced food comas on, enjoy your day, and enjoy it responsibly (especially if that watch above is on your wrist).