My name is Robert Farago and I’m a lumatic. I was entranced by glowing watches from an early age. It was friggin’ cool then, it’s friggin’ cool now. So I guess it’s no surprise that I’ve taken a shine to LÜM-TEC’s new models – now available for pre-order. Here’s the 411 on the horological illuminati . . .
Deciding what wristwear should melt your plastic and enter horological rotation is like looking for something worth watching on TV, only worse. The Truth About Watches is here for you, separating the wheat from the chaff, giving you the inside dope on the best and worst watches competing for your time and attention. Here’s this week’s new watch alert . . .
New watch? Always! To keep up with the fast pace of traditional horology, I’m introducing a weekly round up. No further explanation needed, right? So let’s get stuck in, starting with the new Tissot Couturier (image courtesy affordablewristtime.com) . . .
The Hook+Gaff Sportsfisher Black is swimming against the tide. A large percentage of the 46 million Americans engaged in piscatorial pursuits are now buying smart watches. Wrist-born computers that tell them the time and tide, changes in barometric pressure and their blood-alcohol level. H+G thinks it’s all too much. But is the Sportsfisher Black too little, too late?
The Rolex Submariner is a damn fine watch. At $10k it damn well ought to be. And again, it is. But ten large is a lot of money and let’s face it: the Sub’s been done. So what’s a dive watch aficianado seeking Rolexian quality to do? Here are three no-compromise Rolex Submariner alternatives that won’t melt your credit card asmuch . . .