Category: Brands

Our Watches A Day on the Lake with the Seiko SPB087

The Skinny Case: 44x51x13.1mm Stainless Steel Movement: 6R15 Seiko Automatic Lume: LumiBrite (blue and green) Water Resistance: 200m Strap: Black Silicone MSRP: $950 USD My wife is making sandwiches at 06:30 in the morning. I’m in the garage on a ladder. We keep the big cooler and the paddleboard on shelves. There are countless other… Read more »

Hands-On Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds

The Skinny Diameter: 40mm Thickness: 12.25mm Movement: HMC 200 Water Resistance: 12 ATM (120m) Price: $21900 We first saw the Streamliner case in January 2020 when it housed the limited edition Flyback Chronograph. With a name inspired by the streamlined locomotives from the 30s and 40s, the design was a divergence from Moser’s normal style… Read more »

Insight Hockey Sticks, Fava Beans and a Timex

This story was originally published on my personal blog The Hogtown Rake. My first watch, a Timex “Sprite.” The case is angular and small, about 33mm. The dial has no numbers, save for the date window at 3 o’clock. And as a kid I loved that dial: a background of deep blue wood grain. It… Read more »

Hands-On Oris Hangang Limited Edition Aquis

The Skinny 43.5mm pointer date with small seconds and rotating timing bezel $2800 International Efforts to Restore Waterways When Oris began making limited editions that supported restoration of waterways and reef systems, it seemed as if they would – like so many other companies – kind of stick with one or two of these mission-based… Read more »

Hands-On Tutima Patria 6601-02 Dual Time

The Skinny Diameter: 43mm Thickness: 11.2mm Movement: Tutima Caliber 619 Water Resistance: 100m Price: $19,500 Ask a watch enthusiast to name the most famous watchmaker in Glashütte, and that honour would likely be bestowed on A. Lange & Söhne. Or, maybe Glashütte Original. Or, if you like your watches modern, perhaps Nomos. I doubt many… Read more »

Hands-On Everest Bands – Summer Swap-out

I always thought that the Everest tie-in with Rolex was silly. That bit of marketing seemed like something from the Mad Men era. Turning Sir Edmund Hillary’s summiting Mount Everest into a half-page magazine advertisement that failed to resonate with me personally. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “Everest” as the highest point: climax, apex. Ok, that’s… Read more »

Hands-On Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT

The Skinny Diameter: 42mm Thickness: 11.5mm Movement: PF044 (In-House) Water Resistance: 100m Price: $24,900 as tested As an engineer with a passion for watches and how they are made, for me one of the most intriguing aspects of the Parmigiani story is how a relatively small manufacturer became one of the most vertically integrated in… Read more »

Hands-On Hublot’s $5200 Smart Watch

The Skinny 42mm Wear OS digital module $5200 (titanium) $5800 (ceramic) It’s a Computer Existentially speaking, whether a computer-watch is a watch at all is a divisive question. My personal take: computer-watches are watches only in that they tell the time and fit on your wrist. Otherwise, I consider these devices computers. When Hodinkee put… Read more »

Hands-On Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition Aquis in Steel

The Skinny 43.5mm GMT complication with rotating 24-hour bezel $2800 Objectively Speaking by Allen Farmelo A friend and editor at Fortune Magazine, Daniel Bentley, frequently asks me a rather helpful question when it comes to evaluating products: Does the thing do what it set out to do, and, if so, how well? You’d be amazed… Read more »