Here we are for the final July edition of Watching the Web, where we point out interesting watch related articles that we have run across on the net, and highlight the most popular articles from our own site as well. This week, we have a roundup of the watches for Only Watch, a rundown of how the Citizen Eco Drive works, and an new series on watches worn in the armed forces. From our own pages, the Seiko Orange Monster, EDC’s dive watch roundup, and the TokyoFlash watches with Kisai Link all proved to be popular.
The charity auction Only Watch 2015 is in the offing, and brands have been announcing what special models are being submitted for the process. As there are 43 brands participating, it could be tricky to keep on top of them all. Instead, you could just check out the roundups that WatchGauge has built (part 7 here), and get yourself up to speed.
Next up, the crew over at WatchTime give us a rundown of how the Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave World Timer GPS actually works. As you might guess from that name, this is not your simple three-hander. These watches offer a lot of functionality, but given that they rely on analog handsets (rather than LCD displays), they can be complicated to run. A rundown like this can give you a better idea if this is the watch for you.
Last but not least, we have a new page (or series, depending on how you look at it) that focuses on the watches used by those in the armed forces to carry out their jobs. While the first one listed is George Washington, we do have other folks in there that are not household names (James Richard Hoel and Jason Shiflet), and I like seeing those inclusions. You can check out the site right here.
Turning our attention back to our own pages, our top article of the week was one that surprised me. Not that the Seiko Orange Monster itself was popular, but the fact that it was John’s much older review of it (here). If you want to check out my take on the watch, you can see that here (part 1, part 2).
Keeping the dive watch theme going (and affordability going), our pals over at EveryDayCarry came up with a very nice roundup of seven affordable dive watches. And, if for some reason you are not familiar with the features that make up a dive watch. Check out our overview here, and then see the full list from EDC.
I like the idea of modules like the Kisai link, as it simplifies what smart watches offer (the notifications) into a package that allows you to still wear a regular watch (without the need for double-wristing). While these Kisai Link options are very much styled to match their watches, this type of modularity has me pretty interested in this part of the smart watch segment. You can check out our overview here.
Finally, a reminder that John Biggs’ latest book, Marie Antionette’s Watch, is available as an ebook for purchase through the net, or you can buy a paperback from Amazon.
We are almost to the end of July, so it is time to remind you to enter our give-away, this time a watch that I really like, the Rossling & Co. Super Slim quartz watch with a small second hand. You can check out my hands on review, then head over to the contest page and get your entry in.
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 up this edition of Watching the Web. 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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