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The Western Rise Limitless Merino is ready for travel

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As you’re well aware, we’ve expanded our coverage here at WWR to include stuff you carry with you (aka EDC) as well as stuff you wear (boots, jackets, and the like). One of the items we covered were the Western Rise Evolution Pant. That was a campaign I backed, and I’ve been super happy with them. In fact, I’m wearing them as I write this article. Well, they’re back this time, but it’s something for your torso – the Western Rise Limitless Merino shirt.

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Introducing the Astor + Banks Sea Ranger

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A few years back, there was a small explosion of watch brands starting up in and around Chicago. It was great to meet up with the brands, meet with the folks behind them, and see the new stuff coming out. Some have gone on to some high-profile launches, and others have been a bit quieter. Astor + Banks is one of the ones that have been quieter, but they’re coming back, with a launch planned in the next few months of the Astor + Banks Sea Ranger.

Oris takes us back to the summer of ’65

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Many of us who got our first real six string and played until our fingers bled will recall the heady days of 1965. Riots in the streets, love in the air, and a palpable joy in living. And us flower children also had handsome watches with a beautiful tropical patina from a manufacturer that really knew how to make wonderful timepieces.

While the Oris Divers 65 Chronograph is inspired by the original diver’s chronographs the company made in the 1960s. These pieces come on leather or steel straps and feature a 43mm stainless case and Oris 771, base SW 510 movement with running seconds and a minutes counter.

Afternoon Beer Break: Left Hand Brewing Flamingo Dream Nitro

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Left Hand Brewing is a brand you are likely familiar with if you’re into stouts, as their Milk Stout seems to be available all over the place. This brewery calls Longmont, CO home, a city I’ve actually visited (but not the brewery) as I’ve got family out there. I had gotten in touch with their media team, and that opened up an avenue for us to explore some of their offerings in this series. To that end, today, we’re talking about the Left Hand Brewing Flamingo Dream Nitro.

The HourTime Podcast: make watches or buy a Ferrari?

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In this episode of the HourTime podcast we’re joined by the perpetrator proprietor of Hamtun watches, Ross Davis, who talks a bit about why micro brands are a thing, and what it is he’s trying to make, coming off the big success of his H2 Kraken kickstarter that raised over 500,000 dollars.

Introducing the Christopher Ward Trident 3 collection

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Ever since I reviewed my first Christopher Ward Trident review – 7 years ago – I’ve had a soft spot for the brand, and the collection in particular. While not everything in the collection has spoken to me, they’ve worked to change and update the watches in the collection, and recently, they just announced the latest versions, the Christopher Ward Trident 3 collection.

Going old school with the Mido Multifort Patrimony

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When you hear the name “Mido Multifort”, what are you picturing? For me, that calls to mind a watch design with a rather prominent feature on the dial – Geneva stripes. This stands out because it’s a finishing technique that we normally see reserved for the movement, and not the dial. Well, Mido is trying to break me of that mental picture habit, it seems, with the release of the Mido Multifort Patrimony.

The May 2019 WWR Giveaway: a Jon Oscar Vanguard

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So, remember how we brought you word of a new brand doing interesting things with a circle motif? If not, we’ll wait for you to read the review (right on over here). Ok, everyone back? Well, if you’re intrigued by this affordable, dressy flat sphere, read on, because this month is your lucky month.

Timex brings it all back home

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Timex used to take a licking and keep on ticking. Now, it seems, Timex takes $20 at a drug store and gives you a cheap, serviceable watch made of dubious components. Luckily, the Connecticut-based company has seen the error of its ways and is launching its first American-assembled piece in decades.

Hands on with the Davosa Neoteric Pilot

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Davosa has some really nice, well-made watches. I have had a chance to review several of them, and have been really impressed so far. Normally I am more into divers but one of their models caught my attention. While checking out their list of models I came across the Neoteric Pilot 42mm. Davosa was able to send one out to review.