Tudor just announced a set of new watches including the Black Bay P01, a diver’s watch with the crown at four-o-clock, an homage to the divers of the 1970s. The new crown – nestled between two little crown guards – gives the P01 a decidedly Seiko feel, making it probably the most expensive SKX007 homage in the world.
If you recall, last year I went hands- (and feet-) on with a newer footwear brand out of Texas, Helm Boots. Warmer weather is approaching, so we we start thinking about changing out straps on our watches. In the same way, perhaps the pair of boots you’ve been kicking around in the salt and slush need to be swapped out for something fresh for spring. If that’s the boat you find yourself sailing in, Helm has as new lineup ready for you.
Breitling has just announced the reissue of a classic chronograph that define an entire genre of watches. The Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition is a classic pilot’s chronograph with slide rule that remains almost 100% to the original design.
Just a few days ago, Hemel launched a new version of it’s HFT20 series, the Hemel HFT20 Night Ops. On the surface, it looks like the watch was just hit with a coat of paint (as compared to prior models), but there’s a bit more to it than that. And of course, if you’re not familiar with the watch to begin with, well, let’s get you acquainted.
The Rado Captain Cook lineup first hit the scene in 1962, and was produced for six years. Then, it took a sizable nap until the brand brought it back in 2017. For 2019, it’s going back to it’s roots, in a very literal sense. By that, I mean that the newest Rado Captain Cook is very much like the original.
Armitron is likely a brand most folks don’t pay too much attention to, at least, those who read watch blogs. Right or wrong, it’s just not a brand that attracts attention. That said, they have such a varied catalog it would be all but impossible to find a watch that fits your tastes. One of the nicer-looking pieces I’ve had in from them is the subject of today’s review – the Armitron Explorer.
One of the complaints folks have had against Shinola, in the past, has been that they “only” make quartz-driven watches. There have been a few forays into automatics (seen here), but by and large, they’ve stuck with their Detroit-assembled Ronda movements. Well, we’re now six years down the road from when we were first introduced to the Shinola Runwell, and now, there’s a version with the automatic movement coming available.
For this edition of the Afternoon Beer Break, I though it was time to focus on a brewery local to me. For those outside of Chicago, when you think Chicago beer, you probably call to mind Goose Island. However, there is a rather robust collection of brewers here. One such that you’d likely come across is Revolution Brewing, and the most common of their pours you’re likely to run into would be the Revolution Anti-Hero.
Casio really seems to have been on a tear over the last six to nine months, releasing quite a number of pieces, particularly in their Edifice lineup. We’ve taken a look at a few of those, and even some that feature a Bluetooth hookup in them. The one we’re talking about today – the Casio Edifice ECB900DB – brings something new to the dial that we’ve not seen as of yet – digital.
It seems like it was not that long ago that we were talking about Mühle-Glashütte, with their ProMare Go (you can see that review HERE). Funnily enough, while I certainly dug that watch, it was not the first on my list to borrow from the brand. That honor landed with today’s watch. However, given it’s limited edition nature and oxidization-prone case, a loaner wasn’t in the cards. That is, until a non-functional display unit came up for lending. So, we got to spend some time – sort of – with the Mühle-Glashütte Yacht-Timer Bronze.