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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First Date Watch: Which One?

All the women on match.com claim they want a man with integrity, stability and a sense of humor. Do they? The women in my search are 45-years-old and up. Clearly, in their previous love life, they opted for attraction factors that have nothing to do with The Big Three. Which makes selecting a watch for the first date a bit of a conundrum. With that in mind, I’ve got some tips for for a first date watch, starting with which watches to avoid like the proverbial plague . . .

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Tool Watch – A Rough Guide

“Are you ready to fly into a hurricane?” Ball asks, promoting their new Engineer III Hurricane Hunters (above). Well, no. I have a hard time not freaking out during turbulence on a commercial flight. If I did fly into a hurricane, I’d be more worried about the plane’s instrumentation going on the fritz than whether or not my “tool watch” was about to crap out. But I get it . . .

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New Rolex – Where Are They?

Yesterday, I called a Texas Rolex dealer to scout for Rollies. “What are you interested in?” the salesperson inquired. “The usual suspects,” I answered. “I’m afraid we don’t have anything but women’s models and a gold Cellini,” he admitted ruefully. “We’re awaiting our next shipment.” “When might that be?” I asked, trying not to sound like a film noir private eye. “I honestly don’t know. Rolex doesn’t tell us.” “That’s not very nice,” I observed. “They’re Rolex. They don’t have to be nice.” I didn’t say it then but . . .

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