Benson wants to tower over lesser watch winders

March 22, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Watch winders occupy a category that even the most die-hard of the WIS crew do not pay much attention to.  You start searching online, and you can find plenty of cheap options, but a closer read reveals that they’re plastic, noisy, and perhaps not all that long-lasting.  Then you come to stuff like what Benson…



The one-of-a-kind Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon

March 8, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Reading through the press materials on this one-of-a-kind piece, I couldn’t figure out why Arnold & Son was producing this mother-of-pearl/falcon dial. Aside from Arnold & Son’s long history of royal clockmaking, there isn’t any strong connection between the watchmaker and the noble pastime of falconry. They have made other hand-painted Métiers d’Art pieces over the years…



Scribing Lines with the Richard Mille RMS05 Fountain Pen

January 26, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

While we have featured a lot of different watch brands at WWR over it’s 11+ year history, I am fairly confident that Richard Mille is not one to have graced our pages. This is not due to their watches being bad (they’re not) or some other snub. No, simply put, what they offer, while exciting, does not mesh with our mission to bring you news from the more affordable end of the market. This does not necessarily change with the Richard Mille RMS05 Fountain Pen – but when I saw it, I knew I had to write about it.



Thinking Spring With the Dietrich Organic Time

May 4, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to watches, you suffer no lack of choice when it comes to case shapes. You have your classic styles, your vintage/historic shapes, and then you have a category where a brand comes up with something that is perhaps viewed as taking things in a new direction. Some of these case shapes do not work out well, and others (such as on the Visitor Watch Co Duneshore) are rather stunning. As to where the Dietrich Organic Time falls, hard to say without seeing it in the steel, but I think it’s making a claim to the positive.



Introducing the Savoy Epic Vault

April 17, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

Last month was the annual watch show known as Baselworld. In the run up to the show, we had a lot of press releases coming in on things that were to be announced. Then of course as the show got underway, there was another tidal wave of information. This meant that there was a watch I had intended to write about that unfortunately got lost in the shuffle. While Baselworld is now behind us, I think its still worthwhile for us to take a look at the Savoy Epic Vault.



Introducing a revived brand and new watch: the Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière

March 9, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

  Late last week, we caught wind that a “new old” brand was starting up. Angelus is a company that likely not many of us have heard of, but it is a brand that has a history, one that includes some rather interesting innovations. Of course, we have seen nameplates resurrected before, and the history…



Grieb & Benzinger Creates A Market For Grey

October 21, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  I’ve featured a variety of watches on these pages that have made use of “recycled” vintage watch movements, breathing new life into something that would otherwise be destined for the back of a drawer or the smelting pot. Many of these are placed into competent, modern watches, hidden away under a dial. With the…