Welcome to the Valentine’s Day edition of Watching the Web. If you are reading this and forgot to get your significant other something, go ahead and bookmark the page and come back later and go get something. Something preferably watch related. And with that Public Service Announcement out of the way, we will dive into our regular feature, pointing you toward interesting watch related articles from across the internet and popular posts from our own pages. Today, we have two articles from Watch Time, one on the top women’s watches from a few years back and the other a selection of watches worn by US Presidents (just in time for President’s Day); as well as an article from A Blog To Watch with ways to keep feed your love of watches without blowing your budget. From our own site, we have articles featuring new watches by Shinola for Filson and an older article on Seiko movements.
Since it is Valentine’s Day, I thought I would point you toward an article of some really nice women’s watches. I liked that many of the ones that Watch Time featured are interesting watches because of the watch itself, not because they use pretty jewels to dress up an inexpensive movement. Thankfully, my wife only wanted my Detroit Watch Company 1701, since I don’t think I could afford any of the ones that are in the article.
With President’s Day here on Monday, I thought that this article from Watch Time on various Presidential timepieces was timely. It is interesting that so many of these watches are either affordable (at the time they were made) or at most priced into the ‘aspirational’ range.
Over at A Blog To Watch, Ariel has a nice article on various strategies one can use to be a watch collector/lover with a limited budget. Myself, I have purchased a few crowd-funded watches (tip #3) and really enjoy the watches I have picked up.
Shinola is a brand that always gets a lot of views here on WWR, so I was not surprised that Patrick’s post for these watches being manufactured for the Filson brand of outdoor outfitters was a popular post. I actually find these watches more intriguing than the Shinola watches sold under their own name.
Also popular this week is an older article (from 2006) introducing readers to the Seiko Classic movements. If you are in the market for an older Seiko (see tips 2, 5, and 6 in the ABTW article on collecting on a budget), then this primer might be very timely.
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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