Welcome to our weekly feature, Watching the Web, where we get to point you toward some watch related articles we found across the WWW, as well as highlight some of the more popular articles over the last week or so from our own site. This week, we’ve got a hands-on review of one of our favorite brands, a watch with crazy use of lume, and the latest entry into the small group of sapphire-encased watches.
First up, over at Worn & Wound, they have a writeup of one of the brands that we consider to be a good friend here at WWR, Benarus. In this article, they have a side-by-side review of the new 40 and 42mm Moray watches. We have written about them here and here, but I think it can be beneficial to get another point of view. We definitely liked the Moray, so check out what Zach had to say about them.
Over at Quill & Pad, they have a rather interesting writeup. In this article, they start off talking about the GoS Nordic Seasons. While we have not written about that specific model, we have covered others, here and here. While it is a beautiful watch in it’s own right, I feel it’s overshadowed by the Sarpaneva Korona K01. Most watch lovers are also have a bit of an affinity for lume. On this latest Sarpaneva piece, he’s used a composite from Black Badger to get some amazing lume. Check out the article for all the details.
Last up, we’ve got this watch with a crazy sapphire case from the brand 4N. The 4N piece has already been rather unique, with it’s wide, rectangular case and overlapping discs to tell the time. Add in a case fully made from sapphire, and, well, you have something special. Check out what aBlogtoWatch had to say about it right here.
Now, it’s time to turn our attention to our own pages. If you liked that use of lume up there in the Sarpaneva piece, but want something a bit more affordable, then the Ziiiro Eclipse might be right up your alley. This is the first time the brand has used lume, and it’s an interesting twist on what you might expect from a watch (in terms of layout), but well in keeping with the overall look the brand has built with their catalog (you can see more about that right here).
Next up, we have a more hands-on take on our new collaboration with EveryDayCarry. WWR Head Honcho John did an interview (as well as a pocket dump) sharing out what all it is he has with him on a daily basis. Of course, one of those items is a watch, in this case his personal Omega. If you’d like to read more about what he carries (and why), head on over here and check it all out. Of note, if you submit a pocket dump to EDC, be sure to let us know, and we’ll see about getting it double-featured over here as well.
Last, but certainly not least, we had a resurgence on a review we did on three models from the AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II lineup. This is an interesting new brand. Ostensibly focused around aviation-themed watches, they take a break from the standards we’re used to with pilot watches, and mix things up with some different dial layouts. It’s an intriguing and affordable mix, and if you haven’t checked them out yet, you probably should.
We are in a new month, so that means we have a new giveaway available for you. This month, we have the Triwa Walter Lansen Chrono; you can head on over here to get your entries in if you have not done so already.
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, we 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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