Welcome to our weekly feature, Watching the Web, where Patrick and I get to point you toward some watch related articles we found across the WWW, as well as highlight some of the more popular articles over the last week or so from our own site. This week, I found a history lesson on railroad watches from Wound for Life, Monochrome highlighted the Arnold & Son Dual Side True Beat watch in stainless steel, and A Blog to Watch covered the Pebble Time. From our write-ups, Patrick’s review of the WT Author 1914 was very popular, as was our link to Every Day Carry and the review of the Ziiiro Eclipse.
Wound for Life posted an interesting article on the history of railroad watches in the US. Much like how the great sailing ships pushed clockmaking to new precision, the operation of the rails required accurate timekeeping devices to maintain schedules and keep trains from running in to each other.
As far as grail watches go, Arnold & Son have several that would easily fit on my list, and the Dual Side True Beat watch is one of those. This complication slows the second hand to one beat per second, taking a mechanical watch movement and giving it the tick-tick-tick of a clock or quartz movement. Monochrome has a nice write up with images of both the dial and the highly decorated movement of this limited and very expensive watch.
Pebble is blowing up Kickstarter again, picking up over $6,000,000 of pledges in less than one day for their new smartwatch with a color screen. Jumping on the review just as fast, A Blog To Watch discusses the newest member of the Pebble family.
From our pages, Patrick wrote up the WT Author 1914 after spending a bit of time with it on his wrist. Myself, I like the splashes of color and the distressed buffalo leather strap looks interesting, and Patrick thought that the brand hit all the right marks in creating a vintage feeling watch that still adhered to the modern styles.
Another article that picked up a lot of interest was our link to Every Day Carry, specifically this post. The site highlights cool toys and the stuff that people actually carry and use every day, including some nice watches.
Lastly, my review of the Ziiiro Eclipse also saw a lot of traffic this last week. I think it is geared toward a younger demographic than myself, but I applaud any attempt to put an analog watch on the wrist of the younger generations.
The month is now reduced to a single day, so make sure you take this last chance to get into our monthly giveaway, if you have not done so already. This month, a Trintec Zulu-03 is going to the winner. I reviewed the watch last year, and really liked the cockpit instrument feel of the watch.
We also want to put the call out for wrist shots of our reader’s favorite (or at least favorite of the moment) watches. Put together an email of your wrist shot and tell us a little about the watch and why you love it. If you happened to be introduced to it through our site (or won it through a give-away), even better. Just make sure the image is a JPEG and at least 800 pixels wide.
With that, I will wrap things up. As always, if there’s something you think we should be covering, feel free to drop us a line. If you bring something up that we end up writing about, we’ll be sure to tip our hats (electronically, if not literally) in your general direction.
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