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In Mother Russia, Stalingrad’s Kursk Diver wears you

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A watch like this one turns heads. Stalingrad, a watch company that essentially builds watches that come from some alternate steampunk Soviet timeline, has released a bronze diver called the Kursk and it’s a real beast.

The Tutima Saxon One Chronograph is the Lady in Red

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Or dame, if you prefer (seems we’re not to be using fraulein anymore). Either which way, this particular Tutima Saxon One Chronograph is actually a version you can’t find anywhere on the Tutima site? Why is that? I couldn’t get an answer, but let’s just treat it like a “hidden menu item” – and send your local AD for a spin when you request it.

If your heritage Porsche isn’t exclusive enough, here’s a watch that only you can buy

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I know I won’t be parking one in my garage, and doubt one will be on my wrist, but there is definitely an elegance in their designs. Goes to show when you have the chops to design iconic cars, you can apply that to other areas. The latest are intended to be paired, actually. The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition (phew, that’s a mouthful) is to be paired with the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

Black Lives Matter

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen the peaceful protests against police brutality and systemic racism, as well as the heavy-handed responses coming from some levels of leadership in response to those protests (and yes, the rioting and looting). This has been weighing on me, and I just want to share some thoughts as well as some resources.

You got your Moser in my MB&F !

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When it comes to high-end watches, there are certain images that one conjures in their mind for certain brands. For H. Moser, it’s watches that are so sublimely clean (due to their dials) they become frosty in their sterility, elevating “just” a simple three-hander to something else. Now, with MB&F, they have things that are over-the-top expressions of micro-engineering (and we love them). If there were two brands to ever collaborate, Moser and MB&F are as much of an Oscar-and-Felix combination as one could think of.

Shelter in IPA place with DudeMasks

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As we approach a long, weird summer, we’re probably going to all be wearing masks. That’s why DudeMasks are so important. Created for beer lovers and/or dudes, they encourage social distancing while letting the world know you’re ready for another brass monkey.

Introducing the Hemel Air League Chronogaph

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When it comes to independent brands doing special editions, they tend to be forum-specific. But what about something being offered up just to a specific Facebook group? That’s a new one on me, and what we have going on with the Hemel Air League Chrongraph.

Times are different – and the Shinola The Champ Detrola recognizes that

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No doubt, we all had different visions in our mind for how 2020 was going to play out. For many, the 2020 Summer Olympics were no doubt going to be a highlight. Shinola had planned a watch to commemorate the Olympics, but those got delayed – as did their watch plans. Until they realized they could honor another amazing contender, our healthcare workers. So, they pivoted, and now the Shinola The Champ Detrola has a new mission.

Be ready for summer sun with the Awake Concept La Bleue

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Depending on what you’re doing for your summertime activities, you might have different idea on what it is you’d want in a watch. And sure, you can tailor your watch to the specific activities (diving, hiking, trail running, etc), but what if you just want a basic, no-nonsense “knock around” sort of a piece? Oh, and you want to be conscious of your eco-impact? Then the Awake La Bleue might be of interest to you.

Introducing the Mido Commander Gradient

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Seems this year might be the year of the see-through dial, in some form or fashion. Not that long ago we had the lovely sapphire hue coming from Christopher Ward (seen here), and now we’ve got Mido coming on hot with their take, in the form of the Mido Commander Gradient.