Christopher Ward calls the C65 a “retro dive watch.” The C65 has about as much in common with a traditional dive watch as speedboat has with a lobster trawler. Your basic dive watch is a bezel-heavy behemoth. And for good reason. Scuba diving requires large print legibility and brick shit house construction. This ain’t that . . .
Chrono24.com brokers an awful lot watch sales. Their database of “interest” (not sales) gives us a good idea of the most popular dial color, watch size and complication for 2019. Check out the results below, flavored with feedback from TTAW’s viewing stats.
As Tom Robbins famously pronounced, it’s never too late to have a happy childhood. If your childhood didn’t include getting under the covers with a glow-in-the-dark watch, it is time. Here are my three favorite luminescent watches . . .
The Rolex Explorer made its bones when Sir Edmund Hillary conquered Mount Everest wearing the watch. Only that didn’t happen. Eddie left his Oyster Perpetual at base camp and ascended Everest wearing a Smith’s. Rolex created the Explorer name to commemorate Hillary’s triumph. Does that matter? It does if you’re looking for Rolex’s most exploration-ready timepiece. News flash: the Explorer ain’t it . . .