New Watch Alert 5/29/2020

New watch alert! The Swiss watch industry is in deep denial about the state of the world economy and the rise of the smartwatch. Given the number of new watches hitting the market, you’d be forgiven for adopting the same What Me Worry? attitude. Don’t. The wristwatch’s second golden age is coming to an end. Enjoy the variety while you can . . .

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Cuervo Y Sobrinos Churchill Yalta Edition

The Cuervo Y Sobrinos watch brand was born in Cuba. Winston Churchill smoked Cuban cigars. At the 1945 Yalta conference, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin carved-up Post-War Europe. Hence the Cuervo Y Sobrinos Robusto Churchill Yalta Edition. Now that’s what I’d call a tenuous connection. Made bizarre by the fact that . . .

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New Watch Alert 5/22/2020

Double-breasted suits, phones with cords and mechanical watches – those were the days! These are the days, too. At least for mechanical watches. Despite Coronageddon and the smart watch crisis, there’s little danger of a New Watch Alert drought. Our carefully curated collection of traditional timepieces continues . . .

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Christopher Ward C65 Trident Diver Review

Christopher Ward calls the C65 a “retro dive watch.” The C65 has about as much in common with a traditional dive watch as speedboat has with a lobster trawler. Your basic dive watch is a bezel-heavy behemoth. And for good reason. Scuba diving requires large print legibility and brick shit house construction. This ain’t that . . .

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Grand Seiko Makes ‘Em Like They Used To

Collectors of elegant two or three-handed watches are spoiled for choice – as long as they buy vintage. There are modern Patek Philippe Calatravas and Piaget Antiplanos┬áthat scratch that itch. But it’s slim pickins’ further down the food chain. With some exceptions, Rolex Cellini and OMEGA Deville dress watches have lost the plot. Jaeger Le-Coultre’s Master Control nails it, but Grand Seiko is your go-to modern day minimalist manufacturer . . .

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