Category Archives: Reviews

Hoffman DIVER 40 Review

Back in the day, hippie activist Abbie Hoffman published a best-seller with the most appropriate title in the history of literature: Steal This Book. Wikipedia is silent on the percentage of people who stole Steal This Book, but it was … Continue reading

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Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986

In the modern era of watch-as-cultural-phenomenon, a timepiece can be reviewed in at least two different fashions (pun intended). You can focus on the actual merits and faults of the thing, or look at it in the greater context of … Continue reading

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Seiko 5 Sports SRPD95 Review

The Seiko 5 Sports SRPD95 continues the tradition of the Seiko 5 as gateway drug. The first 5 was introduced in 1963 to lure young buyers into the brand, to set them on the path to more expensive and elaborate … Continue reading

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Seiko Alpinist SARB017 Review

Japanese society is underpinned by a desire for wa, harmony. The Japanese seek harmony and balance everywhere, from what they eat to how they live and work. It’s especially valued in art and design – celebrated in ancient arts like … Continue reading

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IWC Pilot Watch Mark XVIII: Review

My father was a holocaust survivor. He drove a Mercedes Benz, manufactured by the same company that built the Nazi’s favorite automobile (the MB 770). The same company that used slave labor. So there was no reason for me – … Continue reading

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G-SHOCK Anniversary Models: Review

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 … Continue reading

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Swiss Railways Watch Sport Day Date

Thanks to Swiss railway engineer Hans Hilfiker, the Official Swiss Railways Watch was, is and always will be the most legible watch made by hand of man. The original design – white dial, black hands and indices, red second hand … Continue reading

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