I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bi…. MacMillan Urban Cyclist watch

October 31, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Sometimes, there’s a brand effort that comes together, hitting all the right buzzwords that resonate in the empty cavern where my soul used to be. Today, that brand is Monsoon, a kickstarter project that wants to make a simplistic watch for urban bicyclists.

Introducing iKi Watches

October 27, 2016 . by Victor Marks

We see new thin simple watch faces show up all the time. Just two days ago, Patrick said to me, “yet another… Yawn.”Usually, these minimalist watches say they’re in the Bauhaus heritage. That’s a philosophy about the absence of ornamentation, where form and function work together. This watch is not Bauhaus. The Japanese heritage is one…

Hands-on review with MAEN and the phases of the moon

October 25, 2016 . by Victor Marks

I don’t know how to pronounce MAEN. They make a moonphase watch that’s classically proportioned. That means, it’s not a ridiculously large diver watch that dwarves my wrist.

Oblako, and what you learn from crowdfunding

October 19, 2016 . by Victor Marks

There are many watch crowdfunding campaigns, and it’s the rare ones that attempt something other than just placing an order in China that deserve respect. Even when they fail.

Hands on with Spinnaker Del Sol – the sun shines both day and night

October 3, 2016 . by Victor Marks

We do go on about the merits of a nice automatic mechanical wristwatch, and we talk about everyday carry – the idea that preparedness is the ultimate ideal. What do you wear if you’re focused on preparedness?

Interview with a watchmaker: Ziv Nissimov of PureDial watches

September 30, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Ziv Nissimov is a 17 year-old starting his first crowdfunded watch, but it’s not his first experience making watches. The PureDial Square Legacy is a square case in a 42mm size, 12.4m high, with a sapphire double-convex crystal, powered by a Miyota 2135 quartz. The square case makes me think of my grandfather’s Bulova, and…

Marchand Watches and racin’

September 30, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Rubbin’ is Racin’. Tradin’ Paint. American Racin’ goes round and round with just left turns. F1. Bonneville Salt Flats. Watches and autos have gone together for as long as people have been pushing motorcars past the limits of good sense.