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’ve got a hands-on look at a new, more affordable Ressence, a watch from a company more known for their accessories, and the biggest news of the week, the Apple watch. After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you.
First up, let’s talk about Ressence. I first wrote about their liquid-filled freshman effort here, and now they’re back with a new, less-liquidy, iteration. The Type I keeps the same basic look we saw before, with a variety of changes. Along with dropping the liquid filling, the date display has been removed, and the watch has been simplified a bit. It does still have the nice case, and the crown-less setting and winding system. For a deeper dive on this watch, check out the hands-on article over at aBlogtoWatch.
If you follow any watch-related social media, you have no doubt seen that many of the shots of watches also showcase a bracelet of some sort. Miansai, a company out of Florida, has long been producing some nautical-themed bracelets, and have more recently expanded into producing watches. Over at Worn & Wound, they took a look at the M24, a one-hander with some very unique hardware. Check out the article, as the M24 definitely has some rather unique touches to the hardware that I don’t recall seeing before.
When it comes to the smart watch market, there has been all sorts of innovation, in a variety of form factors and price points. As these reside more in the realm of tech than watches, there has been a large shadow cast by one company who did not even have a device in the segment – Apple. That changed earlier this week when they announced their new wearable. While you have no doubt seen the news all over the tech sites, you can check out the ABTW writeup, and a subsequent editorial for a horological viewpoint.
Now, lets turn our attention back to our own pages. First up is a review of a watch (the James McCabe Master) that is a brother to the watch we’ve got in this month’s giveaway (more on that in a minute). With the Master, we’ve got one of the cleverer implementations that I’ve seen for a skeletonized watch. It’s a tinted lens that fits into the dial cutouts, allowing you a view into the movement while still maintaining readability. This has got to be one of my favorite ways to do this, at least in affordable watches (in luxury watches, it’s a totally different game – just check out Armin Strom to see what I mean.
Next up, we’ve got one of the latest watches from Christopher Ward – an extreme (it’s up to you if it’s also totally rad) titanium take on the C11. Going to titanium obviously cuts down the weight of the watch, so this will be no doubt one of the lightest 1000m rated watches you’ve ever run across. And yes, that 1000m is something you’ll never run into, but we’ve got more about that in tomorrow’s Historical Horology post. For now, just have a gander at our coverage of the new lime-green C11.
And last, but not least, a question: do you have your entries in for our current giveaway? It’s September, so that means we’ve got a brand new contest going on. Head on over here to get your entries in.
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. Oh, and should you feel inclined to whip up a new logo for this recurring feature (to replace that web picture up top), use that same email address, and we’ll see what we can work out.
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