My kids and I watch this guy named Coyote Peterson on YouTube. I have always dug his watch… and by total chance, I found it.
Auto themed watches leave me cold. It’s a mashup you would think I’d love, but they always seem too contrived to me. I do, however, dig on Autodromo’s new offering – the group B. And even though it’s over-priced for a watch with an asian movement, I’d still rock it.
My favorite modern watch made in the past decade is without doubt, the Tudor Black Bay. What makes this watch so great is that it features the classic good looks of a vintage sub, but is built like a real tool watch utilizing the completely maintainable ETA 2824 movement. I own one. I love it.
Last week, however, Tudor upped their game by offering the Tudor Black Bay One – a watch that was designed after their original sub in 1954. It’s a perfect watch in every way. Well, accept for one… They are actually only making one of them.
Damn you Tudor!
Basel World is this week… Essentially Basel World a big ass watch show where all the big wigs release their new offerings. Probably the most interesting announcement thus far is that Tudor released the North Flag. It’s a tool watch that has a modern Explorer vibe to it.
OK, so what’s so interesting about that? For the first time ever, Tudor has released their own in-house movement.
This is huge.
I get the feeling that Breitling is trying really hard to get back to their roots and away from the 46mm hip-hop watches they’ve become known for the last decade or so… This Chronoliner is a pretty damned good start, but it’s still a tad on the large size.
I am not a smart watch guy… I just like mechanical stuff too much to appreciate something so stale and digital replacing something that is so personal. BUT, I can dig on the idea of a smart watch. Sort of. And that’s where this Kairos T-Band comes in… Keep your sacred mechanical watch and just add a smart band.