“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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 veryGrand Seiko . . .