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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WatchOtaku.com mirrored and shut down

For several years, I created and maintained a Wiki-based site called WatchOtaku.com. It was a fun exercise, and I still like how well wikis work for this sort of heavily-lined content, but as of Sep 2019 I’ve taken it down. I exported the entire site as HTML and am hosting it for your reference on my […]

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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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OWC reviews in progress…

Just wanted to post a brief update – I’m done photographing the watches and will be doing photo edits and starting the writing. It took much longer than planned: My copy of Apple Aperture now crashes doing almost anything, so I had to find a new photography app and get it setup. That’ll be a […]

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OWC snowflakes

Yeah, plural! Review here and the time bum. Gorgeous, the new dial is… That’s on a Scurfa strap which suits it well.

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