Perhaps this is just a matter of my own childhood, but I remember being fascinated by those calculators that had the light-up red numerals on their displays. When I found that those also showed up in watches, well, it was just a matter of time till I had one (and I did in the late 90s, a second-hand Fossil one that I found). They were cool, but viewing it in daylight was a disaster. There’s a newly reimagined version – the Hamilton PSR – that has a slight twist on that display technology, so here’s to hoping daylight visibility is better.
LVMH makes many things. They make watches, including Hublot, Zenith, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Fred, Dior and DeBeers. When they aren’t making watches, they also make perfumes for Dior, Guerlain, and Givenchy. But not right now. All that has come to a halt.
Arnold & Son occupies a sort of rarified air in my own headspace when it comes to categorizing watches. It’s definitely, firmly, in the world of luxury watches, but feels like one that is also firmly out of my own budget – and will remain so. And I’m not complaining – I’m just pointing out that internal stratification I have. That said, I still just really dig seeing what they’re doing. And while I tend to not go for a skeletonized watch that much, the Arnold & Son Nebula 38 really has got it going on.
By now, you should be quite familiar with the idea that Casio ProTrek watches are really designed for outdoors adventures. But what if you want a watch that won’t stand out like a DayGlo vest at the office? Then perhaps these latest additions to the Casio ProTrek PRTB50 lineup are what you’re looking for.
For years we’ve been hearing rumblings about the difficulty of obtaining ETA movements for non-Swatch Group brands. This has been a trainwreck-in-the-making for some years.
TAG Heuer has released a new smartwatch, the third generated in its Connected timepiece line. The watch, a 45mm Android Wear piece, features a heart-rate monitor, GPS, and sports sensors. Their latest model focuses on the back nine thanks to special apps and features for golfers.vv
When I first became aware of Ball Watch, it was their Engineer lineup that caught my eye. Sure, it was the sheer volume of tritium tubes used (looking like those 7-segment LCD displays), but I was also into much larger watches. Since then, my tastes have changed, and I’ve found myself more drawn to the Enterprise and Fireman lines. Well, now that I’ve spent some time with the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II, I’d have a tough decision to make.
The Noerden Mate2 is a minimalist watch on its face. But dig a bit deeper and you’ll find a smartly designed hybrid smartwatch, complete with vibrating alerts and alarms, activity tracking, music control, and no battery to charge. I’ve been wearing the Mate2 for the last couple of weeks, and have put it through its paces in daily office life, workouts, on the trails, and around town.