Hello and welcome to our regular Saturday feature, Watching the Web, where we shine a light on interesting watch related articles across the web, and recap a few of our more popular reviews over the past week or so. This week, WatchTime looks at Nomos Watches, Monochrome highlights the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica, and Quill & Pad shows off the Kees Engelbarts Tourbillon Organic Skeleton. From our pages, we have the Void V01MKII, the The Detroit Company 1701 Ponchartrain and L’Horloge models, and a blast from the past with Patrick’s look at the Techne Harrier series of watches.
First up, WatchTime has a look at six Nomos Watches. Frankly, I love the look of just about everything this brand produces, and with pricing the ‘few’ $1,000 range, it is something I can almost convince myself I can buy some day.
Monochrome has a look at the new Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica. I love the simple look of the dial and the matte black ceramic case. At €10,000, it is certainly a step up from what I normally wear (and can afford), but that is what Lotto counts on.
Lastly, Quill & Pad has an article on what happens when you let an insanely talented watchmaker do something that he finds interesting. The Kees Engelbarts Tourbillon Organic Skeleton is truly a masterful creation, and one of a kind to boot.
From our pages, the review of the Void V01MKII was the top recent post. I think it looks like a really nice version of a DIY watch kit from my college days, which may not be such a bad thing. Patrick found the digital watch interesting and an option for those who are looking for design driven watches.
The new watches from the Detroit Watch Company, the 1701 Ponchartrain and L’Horloge models, also captured a lot of attention. I think that the brand makes some really attractive watches, and these smaller (39mm) models are no exception.
Lastly, there is the review from 2013 of the Techne Harrier series. I am guessing that this is in part related to the sale on ToM for these watches, which was also a popular post for the week. The sale runs through Sunday (noon Pacific) and the Harriers are attractive and well made watches at an affordable price point, especially on sale.
With the new month comes a new give-away, and this month we have the fitness minded smartwatch from Wellograph, Patrick reviewed it on A Blog to Watch back in January. If you are interested in this fitness tracker, head over to our contest page and enter to win.
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.