Said classic being the Breitling Navitimer. The Montbrillant Datora has the same features as the Navitimer (slide rule and chronograph), and adds in big day and month windows, a 24 hour sub-dial, and a date chapter ring (I’m glad they didn’t go for the moon phase). All this is courtesy of the “Breitlingized” Valjoux 7751 contained within the 42mm case (which the toothed bi-directional bezel pushes to 43mm). [Read more…]
My Tutima Flieger F2 is about as classic looking as a pilot chronograph can get. That’s why I love it so much. Bi-directional coin-edge bezel, black dial, Arabic numerals, railroad track chapter rings on the sub-dials (my favorite feature), the list goes on and on. [Read more…]
Y’know, as I sit here and write this, there are nine watches on my desk in front of me. Nine watches, one movementless chronograph case, and an old Wakmann aircraft clock. [Read more…]
So much has been written about the new Apple Watch – in the mainstream press, in the watch press, and in the tech press. And I haven’t been immune. I wrote about the thing for my client, Beckertime here and here.
Well, people are starting to actually get theirs now and I got curious. What was really driving the people who were strapping them on their wrists? So I joined a Facebook Group focused on the Apple Watch and decided to simply ask them.
I got some answers that surprised me – but really, they shouldn’t have. [Read more…]
OK… by way of further introduction, here’s a little more about my bona fides as a watch writer. [Read more…]
What the hell is the Northern Time Zone? Everybody knows time changes when you go east or west, not north or south, right? [Read more…]