It’s always interesting to see what a renowned industrial/furniture designer will come up with when tasked with designing a watch. From Karim Rashid’s Kaj for Alessi to Jasper Morrison’s r5.5 for Rado to Marc Newsom’s designs for Ikepod, “designer” watches tend to have an aesthetic that speaks to a broader design sensibility.
Sometimes, something so cool comes to our attention that even though it’s not a watch, we have to show it to you. Well, this is one of those situations, kind of. You see, what we are about to discuss isn’t a watch, but its most fundamental function is powered by one. Introducing the Heartbeat cameras by Kwanghun Hyun, a series of beautiful handmade cameras that utilize watch movements for their timing mechanisms.
UPDATE: This contest is now closed.
Well, you probably already guess what was going to happen when you read our review of the Orient Sparta yesterday. Yep, we’re giving it away. Now that very cool military inspired day/date automatic can be yours, for free, if you’re lucky. Simply follow the instructions below to enter this giveaway!
So you’ve amassed a small collection of watches, and your horological fascination is well on its way to becoming a full-blown obsession.
This past weekend, we had the pleasure of attending the 2013 WatchBuys Road Show where we got our hands on a wide selection of beautiful German timepieces from larger brands like Sinn, to one-off masterpieces like the BenzingerOne.
If you are a frequenter of any of the popular watch forums you most certainly have seen the discussion pop up regarding fakes, homages and replicas and each persons opinion on each. This is a common topic and often a heated one as some people have very strong feelings regarding one term or another.
When you are talking about vintage divers there are certain names that regularly come up. Rolex, Panerai, Omega, to name just a few of the common Swiss brands in regards to these vintage watches. There is another name, one that has a cult-like following in regards to these older divers, and it’s not Swiss but rather Japanese: Seiko.
Last week’s sudden heat wave had me walking around with my sleeves rolled up for the first time in months. As such, I’ve been able to show off a few pieces that have been hidden under cuffs for far too long. Unfortunately, what I’ve really been craving to wear is a watch that we reviewed and gave away some time ago, the Orient Bambino.
One of my favorite things to read and write about are companies that are building the foundation of their brand on something meaningful. If you’ve been a reader of the Wear & Carry column, then you’re likely well aware of companies like Warby Parker, Blue Claw Co., and Nisolo Shoes who are helping to pave the way by adding meaning to their brands.
Our recent run-in with the green-dialed brass-cased Maranez Layan gave me an itch for all things bronze. Little did I know that I would be so susceptible to the warm and rugged charm of that soft yellow metal. What I found so appealing about it was that it brought color into the watch without being loud or adding anything precious.
“It’s becoming downright American to make stuff in America.” Such are the opening words in a recently published article in USA Today highlighting the push to bring manufacturing and jobs back home. Leading the charge in this effort are some of today’s rising stars in men’s gear—