Winding-Down: May 21, 2024

Timex x The James Brand Titanium Traveler's GMT

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Worn & Wound:

This barrel-shaped watch measures 41mm in diameter and has a lug width of 20mm, which is a great size for strap swapping. Likewise, the accompanying titanium bracelet and rubber strap have quick-release spring bars for easy changes. Powering this timepiece is the Miyota 9075 automatic 24 jewel movement, which has a power-reserve of 42-hours, and it can be admired through the screw-down display back. The crown can also be screwed down effectively keeping dirt, dust, and moisture out and providing water-resistance to 200 meters.

Probably the most exciting news of the past week or two, for me at least. It would seem that Timex is continuing to test the market for higher-end pieces that appeal to enthusiasts - this one being a stand-out for sure. The trouble Timex will continue to face from a lot of consumers is the brand's identity and history as an affordable middle-of-the-mall watch. Realistically, if a brand like Nodus or Baltic dropped an identical piece with their branding, nobody would bat an eye and enthusiasts would be lined up around the block.

I'm cheering for Timex and I think they knocked this one out of the park.


Hands-On: The Rolex 1908 “Ice Blue” Platinum 52506 And The Case For Rolex Dress Watches

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A Blog to Watch

The combination of color and guilloché decoration technique is not only beautiful but results in a Rolex that feels like none other, especially in the brand’s current catalog.

A quick hands-on with the new Rolex 1908. This is the first Rolex I have been excited about in years. Here's hoping they offer a steel case version in the future so I have a fighting chance at grabbing one for myself. As it stands at $30k, I am reminded of a bit from Kevin Hart: "See, the way my bank account is set up..."


Atowak Core

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From Atowak's Website

ATOWAK CORE's design features a central tourbillon at the heart of the dial, symbolizing the Earth's pulsating energy. The perpetual motion of the flying tourbillon reflects the Earth's infinite power, ready to break free and erupt.

Beyond symbolizing Earth's incredible energy, CORE embodies a powerful resistance, paying tribute to the tourbillon's origin – a mechanism to defy Earth's gravity.

It all sounds a little Grand Seiko-ish to me in terms of the story behind the watch. But I will say that I've not seen another tourbillon like it and it's pretty damn beautiful.

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