Introducing Watchsmith – David Smith, Independent iOS Developer

Watchsmith is an application that seeks to give you complete control over the appearance and utility of your Apple Watch. First, it provides a wide array of complications. Each of these is completely customizable, with controls for things like font, color, hand type and location1. The initial set is just over 50 unique complications, with […]

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Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000

Titanium raw metal

I used to covet the Omega Planet Ocean, in the orange-accent model: The Omega, ref 215.32.44.21.01.001, is $6,450 USD. It’s lovely. This Christophe Ward, ref C60-42ADD3-T0BB0-B0, is $1,680. It has a lot to recommend it, but lets start with pictures. All of these are from their press release. Looks good on a bracelet, doesn’t it? […]

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Good looking field watch

Way back in 2012 (or was it 2011?) I exchanged a few emails with Leo Padron about starting his own watch company. At the time, he was restoring vintage watches and had the urge to start his own brand. He’d found my “Design and make your own watch” page and I wrote a blog post […]

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OWC MS-9411-GD special

Right after I posted my OWC review, Dan sent me this killer picture and I had to share. Wish I’d taken that one. Awesome shot of the 9411 gradient dial right where it belongs.

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Truth, beauty and quartz

A recent podcast (Scottish Watches, with Adam Craniotes) there was a nice side discussion of the nature of men’s watches. “Metal Barbie dolls,” to paraphrase, and it did inspire a thought or two. This is the watch on my wrist now – Seiko SBGX117, a Grand Seiko quartz diver made between 2014 and 2017. 42mm, […]

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