Rotate Watches Kit Part 2

“Tune in next week and see if I can finish the Rotate Watchmaking Kit!” I said that two weeks ago in Part 1 of the Rotate Watches series. The update is late mainly because of shipping. The part I lost took longer to arrive than the replacement for the other part which I inadvertently destroyed. I’d like to say that I had no further problems and now have a completed watch, assembled by my own hands. Writing for The Truth About Watches means I can’t tell such a lie. There will be at least one more part to this saga . . .

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Movado Museum Classic Watch Review

Movado is Esperanto for “always in motion.” In case you’ve never heard of Esperanto, Polish ophthalmologist L. L. Zamenhof created the “universal language” in 1887 to foster world peace. After two world wars and innumerable regional conflicts, Esperanto limps on as a historical curiosity. Does the same fate await the Movado Museum Classic Watch, as Movado‘s midmarket mallrats face death-by-smartwatch? . . .

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Rotate Watchmaking Kit

Rotate Watchmaking Kit Part 1

“Built not bought” is an expression among custom/performance car people. More pride and satisfaction exists in DIY than in throwing down credit cards. Reality television has glamorized the mundane professions of auto mechanics, chefs, bakers, but not watchmakers. So who wants to be a watchmaker? Rotate Watchmaking Kits thinks you do. Robert Farago said, and I quote, “Better you than me.” So I got their Edison kit . . .

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STERNGLAS Marus Automatik Review

The dive watch’s resurgence is hard to miss – and easy to diss. The genre’s popularity is inversely proportionate to the number of people who dive. Never mind. In the interests of staying in business, Germany’s STERNGLAS says they’ve “listened to their community” calling for a dive watch. The STERNGLAS Marus Automatik is the result . . .

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G-SHOCK DW5600 NASA21 Review

Space nerds rejoice! Casio’s G-SHOCK division has issued a 40th anniversary special edition DW5600 NASA21 commemorating the first Space Shuttle launch. It first went on sale on the G-SHOCK website at precisely T-minus zero, 40 years after the launch of STS-1 (April 12, 1981 at 7:00am) . . .

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