Strange Watches On Parade!

There is a saying about kinky sex: if you don’t understand it, it’s not for you. Just because you find something weird or abhorrent doesn’t mean it’s weird or abhorrent to someone else. In terms of horological tolerance, the struggle is real. There are strange watches that I find a bridge too far. Forgive me if I offend you with my selection and I’ll return the favor should you find these watches appealing . . .

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Roberto Mancini’s Richard Mille

NEWS FLASH! Richard Mille named a watch after a guy! The eponymous guy wears the watch! Okay, that’s not really news. It’s been done before (RM 27-02 for Rafael Nadal). What’s new: GQ’s claiming Squadra Azzurra football manager Roberto Mancini’s Richard Mille is the secret to his unmistakably Italian style. ORLY? Roberto Mancini’s Richard Mille RM 11-04 automatic flyback chronograph is a secret? Stylish? Unmistakably Italian? Where have I heard that before? . . .

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Rotate Watches Kit Part 2

“Tune in next week and see if I can finish the Rotate Watchmaking Kit!” I said that two weeks ago in Part 1 of the Rotate Watches series. The update is late mainly because of shipping. The part I lost took longer to arrive than the replacement for the other part which I inadvertently destroyed. I’d like to say that I had no further problems and now have a completed watch, assembled by my own hands. Writing for The Truth About Watches means I can’t tell such a lie. There will be at least one more part to this saga . . .

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Watches I Would Never Wear

I used to think there wasn’t a watch I wouldn’t wear. I mean for a week or so, like on a dare. There are tons of watches I wouldn’t buy or choose. There’s a narrower category: watches I couldn’t stand to have on my wrist. These are the watches I would never wear . . .

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Rotate Watchmaking Kit

Rotate Watchmaking Kit Part 1

“Built not bought” is an expression among custom/performance car people. More pride and satisfaction exists in DIY than in throwing down credit cards. Reality television has glamorized the mundane professions of auto mechanics, chefs, bakers, but not watchmakers. So who wants to be a watchmaker? Rotate Watchmaking Kits thinks you do. Robert Farago said, and I quote, “Better you than me.” So I got their Edison kit . . .

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