While I’ve not handled a great many watches from Glashütte Original, the few that I’ve handled (see one here) have left me quite impressed, particularly those with the big date complication. Just the way those date discs fit so well together is a delight. Something of a surprise – of the delightful variety – was seeing that big date complication fitted to one of the three new Glashütte Original SeaQ models that were just announced.
In this edition of the Afternoon Beer Break, we are headed back to the Boulder, CO-based Left Hand Brewing. And, as with their prior beer we reviewed it has a rather interesting color. This time, it was yet another style that I’ve not experienced before, in the form of the Left Hand Brewing Wheels Gone ‘Round.
Even if you’re only casually following what is going on in the watch world, it should be clearly evident that brands are focusing on the past. They’re either drumming up designs that take an old, tried-and-true style and update it for the modern era. On the other hand, there are brands who do an almost literal dive into their archives, and reissue something from their past. It’s that latter category in which we see this old-but-new Fossil Hologram hailing from.
There are more than a few brands that call Glashütte – in Germany – home. While I’ve covered more than a few of them, Tutima is one that has sort of flown under my radar. With their recently-announced entry-level lineup, perhaps the Tutima Sky will put put them onto all of our radars.
Back in the 1960’s Certina made the PH200M dive watch. This is a no nonsense, get the job done, sort of a diver. For being “just” a tool watch, it still looks good. There are still some vintage models floating around out there, but now you can get a new one. Certina has brought it back with their new Certina DS PH200M. I was able to get a hold of one to review, and I am liking it.
In this episode of the HourTime podcast we talk about the right watch for a couple. What does that mean? Well, one of our readers asked us about an expensive pair of watches that he could get for himself and his girlfriend. Victor and I put our heads together and came up with a cavalcade of suggestions, all of them roundly awful.
This seems to a good time for apparel Kickstarter projects. We’ve featured several in the last few months, most recently a wool shirt from Western Rise just the other week. They did have a polo option, which I think many folks might prefer for summertime. Well, if wool isn’t your thing, then perhaps this new LabFresh Polo is what you’re on the search for.
We’ve reviewed a variety of beers in this series to-date, and they have been focused mostly on the independent end of the scale, which due to scale and ingredients, tend to the slightly more expensive side. What if you want something more affordable, but still tasty and different from the average ale? The Trader Joe’s “store label” stuff has you covered there. Today, we’ll talk about the Cacophony Mosaic Pale Ale.
The last time we had a Tissot in for review (the Chrono XL NBA Edition), it was not a watch I came away with a favorable impression of. Well, when you’re a brand as large as Tissot, you’ve got a deep bench, and they came back with some other options for the graduation / Father’s Day gift giving cycle. Out of the options they were showcasing, we opted to get a loaner in of the Tissot Tradition 5.5.
When it comes to outdoors-oriented brands, Filson is one of the longer-running names that are around today. This has allowed them to expand what they offer in a variety of directions, say, like their collaboration with the US Forestry Service (got to love that logo, right?). As they’re owned by the same group running Shinola, an expansion into watches made sense. An earlier outing had very much a Shinola feel to it (see here), but they’re expanded into stuff that is all their own. One of the latest is the Filson Field Watch, which we recently spent time with.