Rounding off November, we check out new watches from Omega and Jaquet Droz, Rolex’s first Oyster watch, and also discuss about the possible designs of Apple’s rumored iWatch. We also learn how enamel dials are painted and find out how watch straps are made…
Topic | Watch Straps
We’re big fans of watch straps…
“They say that the first step in treating an addiction is admitting you’re addicted, so here goes. I am addicted to watch straps. At any one time, I likely have roughly three watches in rotation but will constantly switch between 5-10 different straps. If a watch doesn’t look perfect on its included bracelet, I will start hunting for that perfect strap, or three… ” Teenage Grandpa Watch Straps Review & Interview
Panerai, love it or hate it, it’s one of the hottest brands around and we check out its new tourbillon pocket watch and the story of how it became a manufacture in such a short time. We also review IWC’s new Portuguese chronograph as well as Chanel’s very dressy J12 Chromatic dive watch.
In this edition’s roundup, we check out a mix of sports and dress watches including a hardy Bell & Ross chronograph, two affordable dive watches, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Patek Philippe’s new Gondolo watch and Corum’s latest releases at Baselworld. We also discuss the pros and cons of buying from a retail shop and online, and also visit Audemars Piguet’s Singapore service center.
Want a way to augment your watch collection for under $15 and also celebrate your love of the American Flag (also works if you are French)? Well then today on the 4th of July you can pick yourself up a red, white, and blue-colored NATO-style watch strap.
We recently announced a special sale of limited edition watch straps produced by Canadian Teenage Grandpa for aBlogtoWatch audience members. The total of 30 straps are custom made for each buyer, and you get to choose things like the strap width, length if necessary, and buckle.
There are reasons why people love and wear their watches. Maybe their watch has some emotional connection to an event in your past, maybe it was a gift, and if you are like us (watch nerds) you simply love having a useful mechanical toy on your wrist that also has style. While I usually readily understand my fellow watch enthusiasts, I will be the first to admit that initially…
aBlogtoWatch has teamed up with Teenage Grandpa to offer 30 limited edition hand-made, custom-sized straps exclusively for aBlogtoWatch audience members. This includes three strap versions, with 10 pieces per strap…
They say that the first step in treating an addiction is admitting you’re addicted, so here goes. I am addicted to watch straps. At any one time, I likely have roughly three watches in rotation but will constantly switch between 5-10 different straps.
An evolving category in the watch market are replacement aftermarket products not intended to mimic the original, but rather to improve or change the way the watch looks and feels. One of those companies entering into this category is Everest Horology…
Daniel Dreifuss of Maurice de Mauriac in Zurich is as wild about straps as he is watches. Sometimes maybe even MORE excited. The boutique brand’s founder is perpetually in search of exciting new straps, strap makers, and materials. This is a labor of love that has him looking for the finest ways to attach his […]
Here is a little watch porn for you in the form of two new Maurice de Mauriac Chronograph Modern watch styles. I have covered the Chronograph Modern watches before but Maurice de Mauriac keeps coming out with upgrades and new styles. The first one here is a version of the Le Mans 53 in black […]
Most people cannot do much on their own to customize the watches they own. Changing the hands, or colors are beyond our ability both in expertise and the tools we have available. This can create a problem for the creative among us who really want to make watches “our own.” One effective outlet for creativity […]
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