“There are things that rise above themselves to assume iconic stature,” Betty Cornfeld and Owen Edwards write. “These things are simple, ageless, yet mythic things that possess quintessence.” In their book by that name, the authors posit that the Steinway piano, Oreo cookie and Stetson hat qualify as quintessential. Add the Dufrane Barton Springs 656 Diverto that list . . .
Over on kickstarter. the Axios’ Watches Ironclad Robust 500m Swiss Automatic Dive Watch met its $21,795 funding target in three minutes. As of this writing, the company raised $189,614. If you need proof that microbrand watches are The Next Big Thing in traditional watchmaking, there you go. And why is that? Money . . .
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 indoor and outdoor venues. A hundred bands vie for the attention of music industry types, college kids and tech workers. Enter the Dufrane City Limits watch. Yes sir, times have changed . . .