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Bell & Ross Vintage FULL LUM Review


Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 FULL LUM money shot

I am a lumatic. There’s nothing better than wearing a highly luminous watch looking out across a glittering nighttime cityscape (a lume with a view). Old man that I am, I depend on a luminous watch when I wake up in the middle of the night and wonder how much time I have left before daybreak. Like Racer88, a glowing watch never fails to fill me with childlike wonder. So why don’t I like the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 FULL LUM? Let’s take lume off the table and start with my antipathy to chronographs . . .

SKMEI 1095 Watch Review


SKMEI 1095

Watches are just expensive toys and jewelry nowadays. The cellular telephone does everything a watch can do! So they say. They’re wrong. For example, the SKMEI 1095 is an inexpensive toy with a fairly unique party trick – it’s a watch and a toy! Much more than meets the eye . . .

Why Wear a Watch? Good Question!


Why wear a watch? To look debonair!

“The effect of watches on one’s awareness of time is similar to the findings of a study on improving attention while driving, among teens with ADHD,” Mister Lichtenstein (above) writes at medium.com. “Giving the study subjects a car with a manual transmission made them more engaged in the act of driving (and less prone to distraction) than giving them one with an automatic transmission. A regular wristwatch is a temporal stick-shift.” Why wear a watch? To pay more attention! Hold on a second . . .

Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44


Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44

“While certainly useful and distinctive,” ablogtowatch.com writes, “this offbeat bracelet attachment may not be to everyone’s taste, adding further complication to an already intricate design.” In other words, the Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44 is ugly, and the tiny quartz watch on the bracelet is a joke. Or is it?

DOXA SUB 300 Carbon Sharkhunter


DOXA SUB 300 Carbon Sharkhunter leaf

When I test drove the first Ford GT remake I asked the PR flack why FoMoCo didn’t use carbon fiber. “Carbon can withstand an enormous impact,” he said. “After that, there’s nothing left. Most car accidents involve multiple impacts.” Needless to say, the current gen Ford GT has a carbon fiber body. When it comes to high performance motoring, weight is everything. When it comes to watches, well, the DOXA SUB 300 Carbon Sharkhunter weighs . . .