3 Lessons Learned While Speed-Dating Watchmakers

January 16, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

I recently returned from a week photographing the annual conference of American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). I was there to teach photography and get images of the event that has been held annually since 1960. I felt like I was speed-dating at a club of modern-day watchmaking shamans, who openly talked about missing their watch bench and the trance-state in…



My first watch, the Swatch Irony Diaphane Gyrotempus

January 11, 2017 . by John Biggs

Back in 2001 when I was a computer consultant fixing Y2K bugs in Poland I had a layover in Zurich. I wandered through the airport marveling at all the things I could buy. Chocolates. Leather goods. Watches. Having recently graduated college I wondered what kind of people shopped at those places. Then I realized that…



Swatch Irony XLite

February 16, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to the Swatch brand, most of our mind share has been focused on their quite clever Sistem51. They do, of course, have quite a few other watches on offer. One of the more popular collections has been the Swatch Irony, and they just introduced a new extension of that line – the Swatch Irony XLite.



Watching The Web for October 4, 2014

October 4, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week (or so), as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were.



Watching the Web For September 6, 2014

September 6, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were



Watching The Web for August 23, 2014

August 23, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were. Today, we’ve got a look at how to age an undyed leather strap, and the first hands-on review I’ve seen for the new Omega Seamaster 300. After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you.



Watching the Web for July 12, 2014

July 12, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

In our weekly installment, Watching the Web, we take a look at some interesting articles from the past week, from around the web and on our own site.