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Review: Swatch BLACK-ONE Chronograph

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Swatch BLACK-ONE Chronograph color your world (courtesy thetruthaboutwatches.com)

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 masterpiece Déjà Vu. But the album’s worth a listen and the $120 Swatch BLACK-ONE Chronograph is pretty damn cool. But is it Bahausian?  . . .

Seiko: The Second Best Brand for Financially Challenged Watch Collectors?

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The day before I met billionaire Fabergé egg collector Malcolm Forbes my mother shook her head sadly. “How terrible to be chasing something with only 44 examples.” Copy that. The more options, the bigger and better the hunt, the more satisfying the reward. If you’re partial to a mono-brand collection, Seiko is a sure thing, offering a veritable sea of choices . . .

Watchfinder: Bremont Wright Flyer “Most Controversial Watch Ever”

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No question: Bremont deserved a right royal pasting for falsely and misleadingly claiming that its Wright Flyer watch’s movement was made in-house. Question: how important is the in-house movement claim to all but the most anal retentive watch buyers? What percentage of buyers know or care what caliber pushes their watch’s hands around? If we’re staying within the horological community . . .

Hodinkee = ‘Ho Dinkee

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Hodinkee reviews - and sells - Grand Seiko

The writers at Hodinkee.com forgot more about watches than I know. I’ve spent countless hours at the masters’ feet, learning the history, business, technology and design of watches, both old and new. Far be it for me, a watch-addicted ignoramus, to tug on Superman’s cape. The thing is . . .

Graff Jewelers’ Threads Diamond Watch: “Inspired by the Connected Nature of Modern Society”

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Graff — one word, like Cher — owns a diamond mine. Two? Three?  Suffice it to say, the jeweler has some serious stones. Which is what it takes to create a selection of watches that look like one of their mines vomited diamonds onto a watch dial. As always, chef don’t judge. God bless capitalism. And I don’t think that description applies to the Threads diamond watch above. It’s more like . . .