I like to be surprised. When I first used the Sony WH-1000XM3 I was pleasantly surprised to the point of replacement, deciding that Bose would no longer get my money. Now Master & Dynamic, a higher end audio manufacturer, might be prying the AirPods out of my oddly-shaped skull.
You know me by now – if Shinola releases a new watch, I’m going to be paying attention to it. I’m particularly fond of those that break away from the standard circular shape (ala the Brakeman). Well, their latest definitely breaks that mold, squaring things off in the form of the Shinola Omaha.
Astro Silver from Lord Timepieces is an affordable, stylish watch. The name alone makes me think of things futuristic, but what I want to talk about here, today, is good taste. So how should we think about this Lord Timepieces review?
Magrette is a brand that I will freely admit I have a soft spot for. The Magrette Regattare 2011 was my first automatic watch, and since then, I have reviewed a number of the watches that have come from the New Zealand brand. Things have been quiet for awhile, but now they are back with a big splash. Introducing the Magrette Moana Pacific Waterman GMT.
We’ve reviewed a number of rings here on WWR, and there’s a group of makers that I’ve started following a little more closely. Interestingly enough, they tend to collaborate together as well on projects, and that led me to an introduction to Patrick Adair (great name, in my book). Well, long story short, we were able to get one of his Stardust rings in for review, and it is quite out of this world.
Boldr’s latest Expedition line is one of the best tool watches – basic, rugged watches that will last you decades – on the market. Lumed to within an inch of its life, encased in a beautiful steel case, and eminently wearable, Boldr has created a new classic.
You know me – I like my GMT watches, and I seem to have a thing for them coming from smaller countries, like Sweden and Iceland. Well, JS Watch Co seems to be hitting me on that particular itch, along with serving things up in a very dress-watch look in the form of the JS Watch Co Vinland GMT.
Sometimes when we look at a watch line, we see elements from one that we’d like to see in another one – say, putting one dial into a different case and bezel configuration. With the Kustom Watch, that’s precisely what you’ll be able to do.
You know what time of year it is – it’s time to start thinking about putting on some additional layers when you go outside (at least, in the northern hemisphere). That means we’ll be seeing all sorts of “puffy” jackets and vests showing up. But the Zero Down is a puffy vest unlike any you’ve seen.