For today’s Afternoon Beer Break, we’re going to talk about one of my favorite summertime, camping-cooler-ready, beers. I mentioned in the Revolution Every Day Hero that it was ok, but it was a distant second to my favorite session IPA. Well, friends, here it is, in the #1 slot – the Founders Brewing All Day IPA.
In this episode of the HourTime podcast we talk about what makes a luxury watch luxurious, and whether something is a brand, or a legacy.
We also mention Doc Vail’s NTH and what it means to stretch out from being a one man shop to having retailers making sales for him. Remember to donate to Jason Dill’s GoFundMe, and possibly even win a watch!
Often, when one has a hobby, that hobby then starts filtering its way into some of the other “stuff” you’ve got laying around. Really into cars? Well, you might have some scale models on the shelf, or posters up on the wall. Music is your thing? Well, you might have gold records and instruments adorning the space. If watches are your jam (and you’re reading this, so it’s probably the case) your options are a bit more limited. Sure, there are coffee table books and a few artists creating interesting pieces, but most of us probably feel limited to just clocks and display cases. Well, the folks at Berd Vay’e want to offer you another choice, with their Passage through Time sculpture.
It’s hard to find a good watch that looks like a building but it looks like our buddy and podcast friend Richard Paige has done just that. His limited edition, $6,300 piece, the “Chrysler Building,” is supposed to bring to mind men with snap-brim hats and gleaming spires shooting into open space.
Oh, and also gargoyles.
We’ve reviewed a variety of items you might want to take along for your workout, primarily in the realm of shoes and fitness watches (most recently, the Polar Vantage M). But what about tunes? As with most people, I like something to listen to, be it music or a podcast, while I work up a sweat. In the past, I’ve just opted for whatever inexpensive bluetooth headset I could find. Those got the job done, but there was always a wire banging around around, connecting the two sides. Well, recently I got to spend some time with a headset that takes that wire out of the mix, the PaMu Slide.
This video might be a little breathless but it’s a fascinating look at a fake Rolex. While at first glance you’re almost certain that the two watches he shows are the same, it becomes clearer once you start seeing the innards and the workmanship of the face. Given that the replica is over $1,000 you’re paying for a little extra care and feeding from the faker and, more important, you might not know you’re screwed until it’s too late.
In many ways, it can be quite easy to predict what I may like. Does it have Batman or Bob Ross in it? Insert “Shut up and take my money” meme right here. More precisely, when it comes to watches, a GMT movement will immediately grab my eyes. Throw in some tritium tubes, and well, that’s buttercream icing on the cake. Which is why Victor knew he needed to send the info on the Ball Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT my way once he ran across it.
Yesterday, I told you about Jason Dill and themicrobrands contributing to give away a watch to people who donate to help him adopt a young girl they fostered. Today, I’m back to tell you that the retailers and microbrand owners continue to show how good people they are, with even more watches being given away.
While it was not all that long ago that I first became aware of Western Rise, since I added a pair of their Evolution Pants to my closet, I’ve become a fan of what they’re producing. In fact, it was in the midst of a business trip I was on – with those Evolution Pants keeping me company – that their newest travel-ready product was announced, the Western Rise Air Light shirts.