This is a bit outside the realm of our normal coverage, but we thought it would be of interest to our readers – especially those in the New York area – so we thought we’d pass the word along.
When you run for political office everything matters. You always have to wear a suit – but not anything too nice – you have to drive a car – but nothing fancy – and you have to wear a watch. And that watch shouldn’t be a Rolex Daytona.
G-Shocks occupy a space in my mind where you get a rugged, affordable watch that could last through years, maybe decades of abuse. Releasing a $4,300 USD version of a G-Shock breaks that affordability, and I’m not even mad. It’s hand-engraved, made of an all-titanium case, and is fantastic.
As you know, we tend to focus on watches firmly in the affordable realm, which often times could be classified as sub-$1000 watches. We do, of course, go afield from that now and again, and consider those to be more aspirational. Then we come to something like the Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon Aventurine, and we’re reaching into the realm of grail (or lottery winning) watches.
I really love automatic watches. Pretty much all I have in my collection are automatics. The only issue I have with them is that I am lazy. Taking the time to wind them up, set the time, and set the date is sometimes enough for me to just keep wearing what I have on. To help me with this I got a cheap (cause I’m cheap) four-watch winder from Amazon. It looked nice, but in no time issues came up like limited winding modes and an increase in noise. I decided to set my sites a bit higher this time and see what quality watch winders were out there, and I found a good one.
A piece like the BR 03-92 Bi-Compass is rare in the watch world. It’s inspired by actual airplane compasses but stands out on its own as a piece to be worn with or without a pilot’s license. And I really like it.
Stop me if you’ve heard this pitch before – someone, at some point, is traveling the globe. Somehow, in the marketing pitch, that gets folded up and you’re led to the creation of a watch company. Well, we do have a similar sort of a story going on with today’s watch, the Watches for the World Equinox. Fortunately, it’s not just another “me too” minimalist clone that is all-too-overdone these days.
You know me – I’m an unapologetic fan of what Shinola is producing in my old hometown of Detroit. Their latest introduction introduces something I’m glad to see the brand add to a stock configuration, and takes away one of the more iconic design features of their watches. So, what does the Shinola Vinton have in store for you?
All the way back in 2017, we brought you word of Zahnd & Korman’s first foray into the watch world. While chronographs don’t really do it for me, it must’ve worked for a good number of people, as the brand has come around with their next version, one that has me rather intrigued. This new watch is simply named – it’s the Zahnd & Kormann ZK No. 2.
Gruppo Gamma makes some really cool watches. I have reviewed several of them and all were quite nice. Back in March of 2017 I reviewed their Vanguard A-04D (which you can see here.) That model has a rotating bezel and was powered by a Seiko NH35A movement. Gruppo Gamma has since discontinued that model and replaced them with the new Vanguard models. I got the chance to review the upgraded Bronze Vanguard Retro AN-13 and it’s all so, so good.