Category: Owner Reviews

Owner Review – anOrdain Model 1 Green Fumé

I’m not one to normally associate watches with significant life events. I will often purchase a watch as part of a collecting plan and not as a reward to myself. In that respect, my watch purchases are individual steps on a collecting journey rather than a destination in themselves. This anOrdain, however, is different: it is a present to myself for reaching the grand old age of 50.

Owner Review – Squale 50 Atmos ‘Originale Opaco’

Have you ever seen a watch online, a watch that you knew nothing about and immediately decided you must have it? This is the story of just such a watch. The Skinny Squale 50 Atmos Originale Opaco 41mm ETA 2824-2 Around $1500 as of Oct 2020 The story begins on a rainy Saturday morning as… Read more »

Second Look Review – The Seiko SKX007 200m Dive Watch

There’s wisdom in the old adages that tell us to be wary of first impressions, to not judge books by their covers, and to give things time, because only time will tell. Second Looks are opportunities to revisit watches that have been available for a while – many years, even – and give them fresh… Read more »

Owner Review Review – 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603

The Skinny 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603 $3100 cash (no bracelet) 36mm auto-winding in-house movement, no quick-set for date I Was Pretty Gone In Nashville I was in Nashville on a cross-country trip with my best friend Andy Baldwin – an Aussi record producer who is part Winnie The Pooh, part Buddha, and part Clive Davis…. Read more »

Owners Review – Ianos Avyssos

For Zeus’ sake, this is Ianos’ first watch! Are you kidding me? Listen up, you indie hipster watch designers: this is the bar over which you now must hurdle. The Skinny pronounced: i-a-nos ah-bee-sos 44mm, but wears like a 40mm because the caseback is so well thought out Sellita SW216-1 Mechanical Manual Movement (unless you’re a professional… Read more »