Grand Seiko Omiwatari Review

According to Rod Stewart, every picture tells a story. By the same token, every timepiece tells a story don’t it? And in a world where’s there’s precious little technological differentiation between modern mechanical watches, the “story” moves the metal. Where would OMEGA’s Speedmaster Professional be if it wasn’t the Moonwatch? So here’s the backstory behind the new Grand Seiko Omiwatari . . .

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Parchie Watch Genderfluid Agenda

Cara Barrett’s latest Hodinkee screed (All Watches Should Be Unisex – And Here’s Why) calls for horological androgyny. “Gender-free timepieces would make women feel more included in what has typically been a dude-driven industry and hobby.” Down in the comments section, SIMP’s cooed “you go girl!” Less simpathetic readers told her to STFU and GTFO with all that gender-erasing Commie talk. Ms. Barrett promptly shut the f up and got the f out – and returned to hype her new Parchie kid’s watch . . .

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Stowa Flieger Bronze Vintage 40mm

The Stowa Flieger Bronze Vintage’s case is made of 92 percent copper and eight percent tin. The corrosion resistant and anti-magnetic bronze metal tarnishes irregularly depending on environmental exposure. As it does, each Flieger Bronze Vintage becomes unique. Stowa PR would like you to know that its bronze watch becomes yours. Is the new Stowa Flieger Bronze Vintage 40mm worth adopting?

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Locman Italy Herrenuhr Ducati

My last two posts covered the agony and ecstasy of co-branded watches (Co-Branded Watches – What’s The Point? and Breitling Bentley Partnership RIP). Mostly agony. So it makes perfect sense that I’m reviewing a Ducati-branded watch (/sarc). As you can see, the Locman Italy Herrenuhr Ducati is a time-only timepiece with a motorcycle mojo. There’s a lot to like about this watch, especially if you’re into ICE . . .

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Garmin Descent Mk2S Review

­­­ TTAW’s head honcho recently arranged my first loaner: the Garmin Descent Mk2S. It’s like the Fenix 6 Pro from their Multi-sport series but with a built-in dive computer. I reminded RF that I’m no longer a diver. Fitness-wise, I’m not. In fact, I’ve never owned a fitness watch OR a smartwatch. Perfect, he pronounced perversely. My biggest fear: I wouldn’t be able to set the watch up properly to master all/most/some/any of the functions. There are a more than a few . . .

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