New Watch Alert: 6/19/2020

Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ - new watch alert

The Swatch group spent a good part of this week shuffling execs. Certina, Hamilton, Longines, Rado, Tissot and Union all got new CEO’s. After reading Retro Watches – The Industry’s Last Gasp? you might be tempted to trot out the old “rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic” metaphor. I’m too busy trying to keep up with the new watch alert tsunami. Let’s get wet!  . . .

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New Watch Alert: 4/10/2020

New watch alert! Aventi Sapphire

Coronageddon has been compared to the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day. Every day is the same. Day after day after day. I prefer to think of lockdown as a trek through a desert. Which makes our New Watch Alert a horological oasis. Drink heavily. We still have a ways to go . . .

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G-SHOCK Anniversary Models: Review

G-SHOCK Aniiversary Models: DW-5735D-1BJR and DW5735E-7

Welcome back to Room For Squares. I’m your host, Jack Baruth. Last week we discussed the $1600 limited-edition titanium square. It has a laundry list of desirable qualities, but the beauty of G-SHOCK is that there’s usually more than one way to get the features you want. How about one of the G-SHOCK Anniversary Models? Or something very similar . . .

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G-SHOCK GMW-B5000TCM-1JR: Review

G-SHOCK GMW-B5000TCM-1JR and friend

Welcome back to Room For Squares. I’m your host, Jack Baruth. Today we’re going to discuss a watch – the G-SHOCK GMW-B5000TCM-1JR – that’s proven more than a little controversial in the profoundly uncool world of G-SHOCK collectors . . .

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G-SHOCK GA-2100 1A: Review

I’ve never owned a G-SHOCK. I have small hands and a relatively narrow 6.5” wrist – not the best place to put a large, chunky watch. And then the GA-2100 series caught my eye – and fit my wrist. Thanks to its Carbon Core Guard architecture, the GA-2100 is the thinnest analog-digital G-SHOCK’s ever made. It’s also a very affordable $99. Well, it was until sales of the “Casioak” went nuts . . .

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