New Watch Alert: 8/18/2020

Fortis Flieger F-39 – $3400

New watch alert - Fortis F-39

“This is not a pilot’s watch,” Fortis proclaims on its website. “It is a piece of time.” It’s pizza time? But seriously, why call the F-39 a flieger and flee from the facts? Sure, fliegers have two dots on either side of the 12 o’clock triangle, but who’s zoomin who? Anyway, new watch alert! The new Fortis Flieger F-39 is a brutally handsome and, above all, legible timekeeper. Better yet . . .

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New Watch Alert: 9/11/2020

BALL Engineer II Timetrekker – $2,430 (Pre-order)

New watch alert - Ball Timetrekker

I’ve chronicled my difficulties buying a BALL watch. New watch alert! The next day, I received an email asking if I wanted to review a BALL watch. So someone at BALL is on the Ball. Meanwhile, the new BALL Engineer II Timetrekker is a GMT for dummies. The second time zone hand advances or retreats via the screw-down pushers on the left. The day/night indicator is for local time. Aside from that . . .

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New Watch Alert 9/4/2020

Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold on Oysterflex Bracelet – $41,500

Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold on Oysterflex Bracelet - new watch alert

New watch alert! Actually, new bracelet alert! Actually, new Rolex – bracelet combination alert! Wait. Has Rolex become so important to the watch world that attaching an existing Oysterflex bracelet to an existing Sky-Dweller passes for news? Obviously. So I’ll just say one word about the result: donk . . .

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New Watch Alert: 8/28/2020

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series – $1000

New watch alert! Seiko Presage Sharp Edge series

New watch alert! Seiko’s moving up in the world – away from the smartwatches eating their lunch at the bottom of the market. To that end, the Japanese watchmaker’s pumping up the volume on their Presage line. The Sharp Edged Series ditches the [non-diving] watches’ stubby lugs and meh cases for a  case design that looks very Grand Seiko . . .

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New Watch Alert: 8/21/2020

Citizen Super Titanium Armor – $650

new watch alert - Citizen Super Titanium Armor Chrono

Citizen watches tend to be busier than popcorn on a skillet. That said, the Citizen Eco-Drive One was a two-handed minimalist masterpiece, now available at a significant discount (no surprise there). New watch alert! For just $650, Citizen’s new Super Titanium Armor Chrono will scratch that itch and time your boiled eggs. We’re talking about . . .

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