Tool Watch – A Rough Guide

“Are you ready to fly into a hurricane?” Ball asks, promoting their new Engineer III Hurricane Hunters (above). Well, no. I have a hard time not freaking out during turbulence on a commercial flight. If I did fly into a hurricane, I’d be more worried about the plane’s instrumentation going on the fritz than whether or not my “tool watch” was about to crap out. But I get it . . .

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Enoksen Adds In-Person Customization

If I had to characterize Enoksen watches, I’d go with “generic.” Not only do their designs copy conform to popular styles, the company doesn’t brand the watch face. Enoksen makes it money selling their German-made generics at affordable prices. (The Rolexian 40.8mm Dive E02/H Oyster above runs $300.) As many manufacturers do, Enoksen switches bits to create new “models.” A bezel here, a dial color there. Only now they’re putting the process in the hands of their customers . . .

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New Watch Alert: 10/30/2020

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock LE – $16,900 Nope. Not “rock” as in crystal meth. And not actual rock either. New watch alert! The Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock’s case is made from carbon glass which is, you guessed it, a mixture of carbon fiber and fiberglass. The resulting striations – grey in the upper layer and black underneath – are unique to each piece. And light AF – just 94 grams. Worth $7,520 on the street. You know, if it was meth. Which it isn’t. It’s a 44mm GP chronograph . . .

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