Category Archives: straps

introducing: Resum watch store

Several years ago, I purchased a low-cost nautical watch from the Military Watch Mall on eBay. It appears the store owner has since opened an online store on the Vendio portal. The new store features wrist watches, straps, dials and other types of accessories related to watches.

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Rubberize your Rolex

Hat tip to Gregory Pons of BusinessMontres.com Rolex has a reputation for being extremely conservative when it comes to design novelties. The maison generally takes decades before implementing new designs or new technology. As an example, their recent glidelock buckle was finally introduced to supercede designs that were patented more than half-a-century ago. One of the reasons for Rolex’s exteme caution is that their new technology must be thoroughly […]

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introducing: International Watchman

We used to have favorable comments about International Watchman on this blog, but it was brought to our attention that owner Ron Sabo has been engaging since 2012 in activities that can only be described as IP trolling: Sep 2012 http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?54073-International-Watchman-Inc-NATO-G10 Nov 2013 http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?61181-More-news-about-International-Watchman Oct 2014 http://www.dailyreportingsuite.com/ip/news/_nato_and_nato_g_10_marks_not_proven_generic_for_watches Watchproject.com was created to promote the re-use and […]

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introducing: Christopher Ward

The brand Christopher Ward was created in Summer of 2004 by three friends: Mike France and Peter Ellis, who would both look after the retailing, and Chris Ward, who brought in the watchmaking know-how. Read the Timezone interview. Their aim was to create “the cheapest most expensive watches in the world” by harnessing margins without […]

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New Praesto collections under way

We have already introduced the brand Praesto,  which first collection was a very refreshing design taking cues from vintage German pilots observation watches. Yet the designer really did spend effort into creating something new with the dial and hands. The Modern Fliegeruhr Aviator is powered by a Miyota 8245, a variation of the calibre 8200 […]

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