Just wanted to give you all a quick heads-up – you remember that jacket we wrote about last month? If not, check it out here…
We’ve covered quite a few watches from Christopher Ward over the years, and many of us here at WWR have become fans of the value proposition they represent, along with some readily identifiable styles. My earliest exposure to the brand came from the C60 Trident line, and I’ve tended to gravitate towards those. Well, today, we’ve got a review of a watch that is quite a bit different from the Tridents, the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer.
When it comes to classic, vintage looks, Hamilton seems to have a good handle on locking in that vintage, sometimes Americana, sort of a look. While the Hamilton Boulton is a little outside the style I’d normally be drawn to, there’s something about that art deco look that just speaks to me. So, we requested a loaner, and in one came.
As per usual, my reactive WordPress management techniques has forced me to update WWR with a new theme and some new tricks. Essentially, the old theme was too slow and it was crashing the server, a byproduct of having 10,000+ posts on this monstrosity of a site. So now there’s a new version up and it should a lot smoother on mobile.
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Today, I wanted to make you aware of a cool do-it-yourself watch project – and brand – that my lovely wife ran across. We’ll be working on putting one of these together with our kids – so be on the look out for a full hands-on review. In the meantime, I thought there are folks out there that might be on the hunt for gifts at the ends of the year, and something like this TogetherMade Camp Watch may just fit the bill.
It’s December, and there is a lot going on. Well, let’s add one more item to your list – getting your entry in for this month’s giveaway! This time around, we’ve got what many folks view as their favorite complication – a chronograph. This of the quartz variety, and comes in the form of the Zinvo Chronograph.
It should be no surprise to anyone that when Hamilton reached out with a new GMT watch for a review, it took me all of about 3 seconds to say yes. Now, that said, this is a much different GMT than I’m used to wearing. So, let’s get into what we’ve got going on with the Hamilton Broadway GMT Limited Edition.
With nouveau vintage miltary watches, we certainly have all manner of choice. There are those brands who take the merest whiff of inspiration from some Army or Air Force watch that they ran across, and there are brands with a long history of actually producing true MilSpec watches (ie, those worn in active duty), with a pedigree (and, often, price tag) to match. Then we come to the brands that are doing something special – without a military contract history, but still producing something that is robust and true to the spirit of what inspires it. Bill Yao over at MKII has been doing that for years, starting out as a watch modding company. These days, it’s his own designs we take delight in, and the latest was just recently announced – the MKII Cruxible.
When it comes to new watches being released, we generally have a pretty long line of sight with brands that we’ve established a relationship with. Sometimes we get to see fun things (under an NDA) that we can’t tell you about for a while, other times we’re given enough notice so we can prep an article or review for a launch. Then, every now and again, we get a mystery. That’s what happened to me here – I received a shipping notification, but with no brand attached – just a fellows name, and origin address. Fortunately my contact-searching fu was in working order, and I realized something was inbound from Aevig. But what could it be? Well, opening the box showed some something quite vintage and fun – the Aevig Thor.
Over the years, I’ve gotten to see a lot of great watches, and have been introduced to so many new brands that I’ve lost count. There are a few of them that I’ve come across that call my hometown their hometown, and those have been great ones to find. You can meet up with the maker in their space, see what they’re designing, and play around with some of the fun things they have in the works. It’s been some time since I’ve sat down with Chase Fancher, the guy behind Oak & Oscar, but that’s understandable – this is a busy guy. His latest watch, part of the permanent collection, was just introduced – the Oak & Oscar Humboldt.