Once upon a time, there were many American watch brands, like Elgin, Waltham, Hamilton, Benrus, Gruen and Bulova, that made their watches here in the United States. Some of these brands used Swiss ébauches, assembling them into American made cases, while others actually made their own in-house movements.
The MeisterSinger Singulator is not to be confused with a regulator… Well, that’s not really true. Basically, it IS a regulator (like the Louis Erard I wrote about before), but with a centralized hour hand rather than minute hand. The idea behind the Singulator was to keep with the single-handed ethos of the brand that, like Defakto, is about slowing down time for the user, but add the traditional three hand functions for when precision is necessary.
Sometimes, all I want in a watch is simplicity and elegance: no unnecessary decoration, no extra knobs or bezels, just 3-hands, maybe a date and classic looks. Of course, there are tons and tons of watches ranging from under 100 to, well, the skies the limit, that satisfy this desire. But one that stands out, and is thus worthy of a watch lust, is the Grand Seiko SBGH001 Hi-Beat.
Many of the watches we buy, wear and love today are rooted in or call to a long-standing history of military horology, from faithful recreations of the pieces worn by servicemen to contemporary re-imaginations. With the watch company Tutima, you have an outstanding example of a company that has not only been active for nearly a century,
$8,600 is a lot of money to spend on a watch, and certainly more than I’ll be spending any time soon. But, if I were to spend that much in a timepiece, I’d certainly want it to be unique, definitely consisting of quality components, and it should probably be better than most other watches in some measurable way. Well, you’ll find all that and more in the Selene Tinta by Ochs und Junior.
There is so much more to the Nomos Tangente Gangreserve than meets the eye. From the face to the movement, this watch has immense quality, craftsmanship and unique design crammed into a beautifully simple package. At $2,360, the Tangente Gangreserve is also a bit out of worn&wound’s typical price range, so for now it will remain a watch lust.
I’m a huge fan of pilot watches. While many look all too similar, there are also those pieces that, within the constraints of the very traditional pilot watch aesthetic, stick out from the crowd. A perfect example is the upcoming release from Stowa, the Flieger Chrono. Tradition, simplicity and mechanical complication meet perfectly in this seriously lust worthy watch.