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Dufrane Watch Review: City Limits

Once upon a time, a local PBS station created an intimate in-studio concert series celebrating locals’ love of country, rock, jazz and what else you got? Today, Austin City Limits has been shortened to ACL and expanded to a dozen … Continue reading

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UNDONE Urban TYPE XX Chronograph Special Edition: Review

Military-style watches suit my style. I find their purpose-built, understated aesthetic deeply appealing. In fact, if a watch doesn’t look better on a NATO strap, you won’t find it on my wrist. By the same token, I’ve never been a … Continue reading

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Review: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph

Neil Armstrong wasn’t wearing his Speedmaster when he set foot on the moon. I bet Omega’s marketing mavens were pissed. But not as pissed as NASA’s PR department when Armstrong forgot to use the definite article for his first words … Continue reading

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Review: Tudor Black Bay 41 (Blue Dial)

Tudor, a Rolex for people who can’t afford a Rolex? That’s how the brand was born, and that’s how it remains. Only Tudor no longer advertises its association with Rolex. Or is that the other way ’round? Anyway, today’s “cut … Continue reading

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GPS Running Watches. Which One Walks the Plank?

I gave up running for fitness the day running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while jogging at the tender young age of 52. Which was sometime after skiing blew out my knees. But the “sport” of running … Continue reading

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Review: Torgoen T10 Turnstone

“It looks like one of those giant pencils.” That’s my daughter’s none-too-flattering take on the Torgoen (“Tore-goane”) T10  Turnstone. The 44mm T10 can’t be seen from outer space, but it can be spotted across a football field. If you have … Continue reading

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Review: Swatch BLACK-ONE Bau Collection Chronograph

Bauhaus is a very very very fine haus. That said, I doubt many buyers eying Swatch’s Bau collection watches are celebrating the German design movement’s 100th anniversary — or recognize the song lyric from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 70’s … Continue reading

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