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Entries in watch (19)

Monday
Apr032017

how to create a unique/successful minimalist watch brand.

This. is. gold. I can't take credit for writing this, but it's just so good I had to share it. I think this is happening in a lot of areas besides just minimalist watches, but this is spot on.

link to original article

 

- James

Wednesday
Nov182015

every bond watch.

James Bond has got to be one of the most stylish men on the planet. Yes, he's a fictional character, but the dude still knows how to be dressed by a team of professional tailors and designers amirite?

One of the most famous bond accessories, aside from the car, and the gun, and the babe on his arm, is the watch. So, for your viewing pleasure, and that random part of your brain that retains trivial knowledge, here is every watch ever worn by james bond:

 

- james

Monday
Jul062015

get smart.

let me first start by saying there's nothing that can compare to a classic timepiece. That being said, there's no problem with using multiple watches for multiple occasions and purposes. I'm not saying you should strap on 6 watches on your arm at once like a shady street vendor. I'm saying, you should have a respectable watch collection in order to coordinate colors, occasions, and needs. 

Assuming you've already started your collection with a a classic piece, let's take a look at the functionality realm of the watch world -- Smart watches.

apple watch

moto 360

asus zen watch and vivo watch

lg g watch r

Audi




sony smartwatch 3

 

- james

 

Tuesday
Jan272015

triwa smartwatch concept.

Although I'm a supporter of innovation and new ideas, and was very intrigued by the announcement of the iWatch, if I'm being honest...I can't really see myself wearing any of those newfangled smartwatches that have been announced. 

I just feel like they look a little too futuristic and spacey. Don't get me wrong, I love space, but I am not an astronaut, nor am I planning any trips to distant planets in the near future, which would require me to purchase a space-ready time-keeping device. 

I need something a little more classic strapped to my wrist. Apparently designer Gábor Balogh and I are on the same page. Introducing the Triwa smartwatchg concept:

keep in mind this is just a concept, and, as of yet, has had no signs of actually going into production. But if it does, count me in. This watch is based on the design of existing Triwa watches (made in sweeden) which are pretty good looking. Feel free to google them and check out some of their looks. 

 

- james

Wednesday
Dec102014

i love ugly archibald watch.

i love ugly drops their new watch called the archibald. this watch is made from a durable stainless steel case and chain-linked strap, and operates on an analog quartz movement. it's minimal design is a classic i love ugly design trait and gives proof to the statement less is more. they offer the archibald watch in black, gold and silver. 

cop this watch on i love ugly's website here

- taylor

Monday
Nov102014

daniel wellington.

with clean lines and minimal features, the daniel wellington watch exudes class and sophistication while the NATO (colorful nylon) straps allow for creativity, originality and personality.

If you're looking to buy a DW watch, you should probably expect to spend around $200 bucks + 35 x however many interchangeable bands you choose to be able to change it up with.

Stop by the DW website to find out more about the brand, how it got its start, and how you can pick one up.

 

- james

 

Wednesday
Sep172014

komono watches.

minimal, classic, and affordable. these are the three words that come to mind when looking at komono watches. granted, they're not going to last you a lifetime like a fine timepiece will, but these watches look fine, and they'll last you long enough. 

There's nothing overly flashy about the watch face or the functionality--you're not going to find added dials, stopwatch features, or a built-in spy laser. But unique materials, creative watch band fabrics, and minimalistic designs make these watches standout. 

You can plan on a watch face of either 41 or 46mm, and a price tag around $100. Great size and a great price (do not by that 55mm nixon watch that looks like a small satellite on your wrist). Take a look at some of their creative takes on a classic look, and scoop one up.

 

 

Stop Here to find the right watch for you and up your time game (is time game a thing? it should be a thing).

 

- james

Monday
Aug042014

strap up.

Regarding men's accessories, the general rule of thumb is that you want to match your belt, watch, and shoes. Meaning, your shoes and belt should be the same color leather, and your watch should be as close as possible. 

That being said, youprobably have more pairs of shoes than you do watches, which means it may be impossible to pair every shoe with a watch. While I'm sure that one day you;ll be able to afford to do so, there's a simpler solution in the meantime: Invest in multiple watch bands. 

With a few simple pieces of knowledge, the right tools, and some practice, you can swap out watch bands on your watches to more accurately pair your pieces.

Meet the Rolex Sea-Dweller, and the Submariner.

Now take a look at the different ways you can wear them.

 

 

Get Creative.

 

- James

 

Tuesday
Jun032014

getting made.

there's just something so manly about making something with your bare hands. Equally exciting, but not quite as manly is watching something get made with the utmost quality. In this case, we'll just have to settle for second best.

Watch the making of a Nomos Glashutte watch.

Watch the making of a rudo y noble axe.

watch the making of jon sarriugarte lighting fixtures

watch the making of a yoshimoto blade 

you should probably step up your manliness and start building something.

 

- james

 

Tuesday
May272014

the hill-side watch bands.

the hill-side is always making fresh products by implementing quality materials and construction. So, it stands to point that their watch band would be no exception. it just so happens that they also ended up looking super cool. 

the bands are made from 100% japanese cotton, trimmed with leather and accented with brass, and currently come in sevent different options: Mitchell Camo, Tan Cloud Camo, Confetti Print, Big Crazy Floral Print, Linen Indigo Discharge Print, Indigo / Red Stripe and Panama Cloth.

they're 18mm wide and fit perfectly on watches like the Timex Weekender. take a look for yourself, and pick one up for summer--the cotton band will keep your wrist cool.

the hill-side watch bands cost $59, and he whole collection can be found here.

 

- james