The Formex Essence Leggera reminds me of the decade I spent as a resident alien in England. During my time in The Land Of Hope and Glory, I saw the sun exactly seven times. On one of those occasions, I had to point at the sky and explain to my toddler “that’s the sun.” Otherwise, the British sky was so gray, so pale and washed out I called it “the dome” . . .
I wasn’t particularly kind to the new Breitling Endurance Pro in our New Watch Alert. Like all the watches in the NWA, I passed judgement sight unseen. But I am nothing if not a fair man. So I hightailed it down to a local dealer to spend some quality time with a Pro. (Thanks Ben!) My conclusion: it’s a really expensive quartz watch. But it’s also . . .
New watch alert! Seiko’s moving up in the world – away from the smartwatches eating their lunch at the bottom of the market. To that end, the Japanese watchmaker’s pumping up the volume on their Presage line. The Sharp Edged Series ditches the [non-diving] watches’ stubby lugs and meh cases for a case design that looks veryGrand Seiko . . .