Happy New Year everyone. I hope we all survived the holidays healthy, happy, and financially intact. This is the first Watching the Web post of 2015, where we here at WWR point you to interesting watch related articles at other sites, as well as highlight our more popular posts over the last week. Looking around the web, I liked the Worn&Wound review of a watch for the vision impaired, and am fascinated by the complication in the Quill&Pad write up of the Maurice Lacroix Square Wheel Cube. Looking back at our own pages, we have the Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar and the Butler Professional Series GMT, as well as a list of the 5 most popular articles we posted in 2014 .
At Worn&Wound, Zach Weiss reviewed the EOne Bradley Watch, designed to be readable by touch. In addition to being a watch that can allow those with significant loss of sight to tell time, it allows other to discretely check the passage of time without looking at their wrist. I tipped Patrick to the project when it was still on Kickstarter, and it is nice to see the watch on the market now.
There are lots of watch complications that are very functional, and there are many that improve the accuracy of the watch. It turns out, in the hands of a craftsman, these complications can also enhance the look of a watch. But what about a complication that just looks cool? Over at Quill&Pad, they posted a hands-on review of the Maurice Lacroix Square Wheel Cube, a watch that utilizes two very non standard gear shapes, a square and a cloverleaf, to drive the second hand.
Looking at our posts, my write up of the Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar picked up a lot of views on January 1; I guess folks out there are looking for an adventure watch to help them keep their New Year’s resolutions. If you could only pick one watch to take you from the trail to the office, this Swiss multi-function is a worthy consideration.
Next up from here at WWR is the Butler Professional Series GMT, one of Patrick’s favorite complications. The watch houses a Swiss Ronda Quartz movement, which offers excellent reliability and accuracy, at a reasonable price point.
Last week, Patrick highlighted the top 10 articles, in terms of views, over the last year. Only one of those articles, however, was posted last year, the AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II. So I though I would list the posts from 2014 that were most popular:
- AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II
- Father’s Day Gift Guide
- Shinola Runwell Contrast Chrono
- Swatch Sistem 51 Hands-on review
- Fossil Dean Automatic
With the month, comes a new watch giveaway. For January, we have a drawing among our readers for Areion White Chronograph. Patrick wrote up the chrono from the fledgling British company back in September. If you have not done so already, head over to the contest page and get your entry in.
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.
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