The Humboldt

From Oak & Oscar – Courtesy of Oak & Oscar Here are the pertinents – ETA 2892A2 automatic 21 jewel mechanical Swiss movement 42-hour power reserve 28,800 bph / 4 Hz 316L Stainless steel 39.5mm case diameter with 40.0mm bezel 12-hour bi-directional bezel 20 ATM water resistance (200 meters) 12.4mm case height 20mm lug width 46.8mm lug-to-lug Double-domed sapphire crystal with multi-layer anti-reflective coating Color-matched date wheel with custom typeface located at 6 o’clock Nylon strap with orange stitching and matching signed hardware Sandwich dial with Super-LumiNova BGW9 Waxed canvas…

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The Laureato 42

From Girard-Perregaux – Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux I appreciate that there is a tribe out there that believes quite flatly that if you’re not wearing a Royal Oak or a Nautilus, you are a pretender. So while it is true that the Royal Oak came first, and was designed by Gerald Genta, I think in many ways the story of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato has a bit more of an intriguing past. If my understanding is correct, the original was in fact – quartz, as GP was one of the few Swiss brands…

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The Flying Regulator Open Gear Ocean

From Chronoswiss – Courtesy of Chronoswiss This is the second part of the latest release from Chronoswiss.  Limited to 35 pieces. Here are the pertinents – CH-8753-YEBK  Stainless steel, yellow and black dial,  Limited to 35 timepiecesDISPLAYS:Off-center hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00 CASE:Solid 16-piece, stainless steel case, with satin finish and polished, bezel with partial knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, screw- down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up to 10 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc…

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The Flying Regulator Open Gear Wasp

From Chronoswiss – Courtesy of Chronoswiss This is one of two nifty new limited editions from the folks in Lucerne. Limited to 35 pieces, the case measures 41 mm in diameter and is of stainless steel. Here are the pertinents, straight from the source – CH-8753-YEBK  Stainless steel, yellow and black dial,  Limited to 35 timepiecesDISPLAYS:Off-center hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00 CASE:Solid 16-piece, stainless steel case, with satin finish and polished, bezel with partial knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, screw- down case back with satin…

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Stage One, Denial – Or Deja Vu All Over Again

Anyone who has made it through Psych 101 will be familiar with the Five Stages of Grief. Today we’re going to focus on Stage One – Denial. It is ironic, because in the last 12 months Watch Town has already gone through the Five Stages from Denial to Acceptance and all of the sudden, with the panic laden announcements of several watch shows over the past fortnight, it just goes to show that FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and the refusal to objectively look at reality can make for a…

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The Frontenac LC9 Automatic

From Louis Chevrolet – Courtesy of Louis Chevrolet This is a whole lotta’ bang for your watch buck, as I believe that prices start at just south of $750.00 The case is of stainless steel and measures 43 mm. The movement is ETA’s 2824-2 And perhaps my favorite part? The date window which is essentially a white square that advances around the, rather than a more traditionally fixed date window. As we say here in Salem, it’s the witch’s britches! Here are the pertinents – Calibre ETA 2824-2 Movement Automatic…

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The 1887 Remontage Manuel

From Eberhard & Co – Courtesy of Eberhard & Co I am, as a rule, not one prone to gushing. Having said that, this is one of the most beguiling new watches I have seen in a few years. It is available with two different strap options, and although I know that the law of purchasing data would tell you that the black croc is the safe choice, I’m kinda’ crushing on the jacquard silk option (below) – Courtesy of Eberhard & Co This is, at least in my opinion,…

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Basel Is The New Lausanne…

Hi Boys and Girls!  Let’s hop in the WABAC Machine and travel to those thrilling days of yesteryear, and go waaayyyyy back in time to… Courtesy of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show May 22nd or so, 2020!  Now I realize, that was a long, long time ago, but if you scrunch up your eyes real tight and concentrate, you might recall that the brain trust behind BaselWorld decided that the city of Basel  was the culprit, and if they changed the name from BaselWorld to Swiss Watch Week, and moved…

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The Only Way Out Of Winter Is Through It

So the export numbers are in, and they are pretty sucky. Courtesy of the FH As the graph shows, while things slightly stabilized, they are still not nearly where they need to be. Also keep in mind that the Swiss Watch Makers holidays are upon us, so there is a desire to push out as much as possible before shipping stops for 3 weeks or so. Of the top markets, China is the only one that is “up” by 47.7%. The argument could be made that China being the first…

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The Big Bang Unico Sky Blue

From Hublot – Courtesy of Hublot Brace yourselves, here is the intro from the wordsmiths at Hublot HQ – Between the water and the air, the Big Bang becomes the horizon In the blue of the sea as in that of the sky, aquatic and ethereal, both relaxed and sophisticated, the Big Bang Unico Sky Blue invites you on a journey. From Mykonos to Ibiza via Saint-Tropez, the background is set. Cut out of ceramic, this new model makes an innovative material your new basic. Courtesy of imgflip.com So true…

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