Welcome back (or just welcome if this is your first time here) to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we point out interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week (or so), and we take a second look at our more popular posts over the same span. Today, we’ve got a look at Kobold watches in Nepal, an interview with Mike Margolis, and a hands-on review of the H2O Kalmar. After that, of course, we have some of the more popular posts of the week from our own pages.
Nepal, understandably, has been in the news due to the destruction wrought by the earthquake. What you may not be aware of is that Kobold Watches has some very deep ties to the country and region. Why is that? Well, read this quick article over at Wound for Life, which also has link at the end if you want to donate to the Soarway Foundation.
Next up, we have an interview with Michael Margolis. Now, I’ve just had a few email exchanges with Margolis over the years, so I can’t say that I am qualified to form an opinion of the man. I have friends who know him well, however, and they speak highly of him. In this article over at Watchgauge, there’s a full run-down of his education at the hands of Jean-Claude Biver, and what he’s done in the watch industry. It’s a great interview of a man who is genuinely passionate about watches.
Next up, we have a hands-on review of the H20 Kalmar from WristReview. Why feature another site’s review? Frankly, it’s because I was enamored of the watch via Matt’s writeup (here), and figured you, our readers, would be likewise. As such, giving some more attention to an intriguing watch seemed to be in order; you can check out the review here.
First up, we have our exclusive (yeah, that’s right – have you seen it reviewed anywhere else?) review of the Filson Journeyman GMT. This was a fun watch to review, though it did have a few details that did not site quite well with me. Fortunately for you, we also have it’s cousin, a Shinola GMT, in for review, so we can sort of compare and contrast here in the near future.
Next up, we have a review that bubbles up to the top of the stack with some frequency, John’s look at the Omega Speedmaster Reduced. This is a watch that is all but instantly recognizable, even if you are only passingly familiar with the Omega catalog. There are all manner of iterations over the life of the model, so if what John has reviewed here is not to your liking, check out what Omega has, as there likely is one that would fit your preferences.
Finally, we have John’s writeup on some classic Seiko watches, and the movements they contain therein. It’s an older article (from back when, you know, John wrote stuff here) but it still stands today. And, as vintage watches seem to be as popular as ever, these sorts of brand-specific primers are still good reading today.
It’s a new month, and we all know what that means – it’s time for us to have a new giveaway up and running. This month, you have a chance at getting your very own Cognitime Classic. You can read Matt’s review of the watch here, and then head to the contest page and enter.
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.