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. Today, we have a roundup of grey watches (perfect for the winter skies), and a look at a “watch room” that someone built in their house. After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week, as well as the top 3 that did not quite make the cut. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you.
First up, we have those grey watches. Sort of fitting, as the winter skies (at least in the northern hemisphere, and particularly here around the Great Lakes) have been quite the shade of grey. I personally became a fan of grey watches when I reviewed the Shinola Runwell Contrast Chrono (linked below), and I think they make for a very versatile dial color. This roundup over at Worn & Wound covers the gamut, from a sub-$300 Orient up to an almost $6k Bell & Ross. A little something for everyone, I imagine, especially if you’re on the search for a new grail.
Should you be one of those who already have your grail, and an extensive collection to boot, you might be wondering how to store and showcase your collection. Sure, you could opt for winders and watch boxes, or even one of those fancypants watch safes, but those just sit in a room. Why not build a whole room, with the sole purpose of showcasing your watches? Via Hodinkee, I caught wind of this thread over at Chronocentric. Looking through it, it really is quite a sharp way to both showcase and organize a watch collection (and this guy has a nice one). Check out the thread, and then let your own dreams of home renovation begin!
Then again, if your particular collection of watches does not quite yet merit a room of its own, then you may be interested to peruse what some of our popular watch articles of the last week were. This week, we were pretty heavy on Tissot – no surprise, as Matt brought us two different reviews from the brand. One of those reviews, on the Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar hit the high water mark, and rightfully so. It is an interesting outdoor watch, and, as an owner of a solar-powered watch, I can say there is a good argument for having a watch with that ability.
If your tastes go more to the classic styling, then another top Tissot post of the last week will be of interest to you – the Tissot Visodate Milanais. At just a touch over half the price of the T-Touch covered above, you get some very classic styling. I was unsure about the bracelet at first, but I really got to enjoy it, especially as it is (more or less) infinitely resizeable. Its a shame the crown did not tuck snugly into the case as the original renders lead us to believe, but it still a great classically-styled watch.
Those were the top two of the past week. I did also want to bring up a few more articles that were popular, and I think deserve another look in case you have not already read through them. Those honorable mentions are:
- The Shinola Runwell Contrast Chrono Review (mentioned above)
- The Butler Professional SeriesGMT – quite a sharp design at a great value
- The Flux Capacitor Watch – after all, we are now in the year shown in Back to the Future, right?
And last, but not least, a question: do you have your entries in for our current giveaway? While the month is just about over, you do still have a few days to enter, with our new widget giving you some ways to pick up extra entries via some social sharing. Head on over here to get entered into the contest before it closes next week.
With that, we’ll 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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