James Gardner

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The Apple Watch’s Biggest Advantage? Killer Charging Accessories

There are plenty of technical factors to mull over before choosing a smart watch. It’s great that several companies are now challenging the Apple …

Speedy Tuesday – 60 Years of Speedmaster – An Overview

2017 marks the year of the Speedmaster or more specifically: 60 years of Speedmaster. Omega sent an awesome press kit last week to journalists with …

Before Lume, Glowing Watches Were Radioactive

In the 1910s and ’20s, a working-class woman could make a decent living painting luminous material onto watch dials. It was a glamorous gig that …

Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe 'Guilloche' Barley Grain Dial & Gold Movement Watch Hands-On

At SIHH 2017, Parmigiani Fleurier released two beautiful new limited-edition versions of one of my favorite watches from the brand, the Ovale …

Watches

From the Archives: Vintage You Can Afford

With reports of overproduction, lagging exports and layoffs, there’s no denying that the Swiss watch industry isn’t doing too hot right now. But …

Hands-On: The Unimatic Modello Uno (U1-B), A Minimalist Dive Watch Goes To The Caribbean

In the current bleak climate of the watch world, with almost every news story full of doom and gloom, there glows a bright spot — that of the …

Big Timers: 40 Best Men’s Watches For Any Budget

Under $100<p>Seiko 5 SNK809<p>For the price point, very few watches can beat the value of this Seiko, featuring a round black dial with day/date windows …

Watches

This new Brooklyn-based company is making some of the best watches you can buy for under $100

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>From a startup founded by two young Californians with a plan to bring watches directly to consumers, to sharp pilot watches, to watches so …

Top 10 Seiko Watches – Overview of Models Favored By Our Readers

Seiko Watches Needless to say that we are a fan of Seiko watches here on Fratello. Not only did Michael Stockton convert me to the Japanese side of …

Introducing the Hamtun H1, an affordable titanium dive watch - Monochrome Watches

<b>Since we did one of our first survey’s among you, our readers, we heard that you love our selection of high-end to ultra high-end watches. However</b> …

10 Up And Coming Watch Brands You Probably Don’t Know (But Should)

With age comes experience. And nowhere is that truer than among Swiss watch <i>manufactures</i>. Brands such as Vacheron Constantin and Cartier have been …

The 10 Best Videos You Missed This Week

Each week, our team’s Slack channels become flooded with compelling, viral and underrated videos from across the web. Here are the best of …

3 Young Companies Reinventing the Fashion Watch

The term “fashion watch” has a negative connotation with watch enthusiasts, conjuring up images of a department store jewelry case stuffed with …

An open letter to the Swiss watch industry, in reaction to "Apple being second behind Rolex" - Monochrome Watches

<b>Dear Swiss watch industry, dear Swiss brands, dear CEOs of Swiss manufactures, I love you! Yes, I do love everything the Swiss watch industry</b> …

Victorinox Swiss Army AirBoss Mechanical Limited Edition

Victorinox Swiss Army presents a special edition of a pilot's watch. The Airboss Mechanical Limited Edition features a sandblasted titanium case and a luxurious black leather strap with diamond-shaped stitching. Applied luminescent digits on the dial and the military time scale printed underneath …

Watches

Deep Blue Daynight Diver Tritium Automatic Watch

These have our glowing endorsement<p>Deep Blue Daynight Diver Tritium Automatic Watch<p>Choose Black & White or Stealth<p>Tritium markers on the dial and …

Watches

Introducing the Zelos Hammerhead

Zelos has had a pretty good run since its first Kickstarter campaign that launched the Helmsman in 2014. The brand has since released a total of five …

The Beloved Seiko Dive Watch, Reimagined 3 Ways

There are four Seiko dive watches on a table. They are all the same model, with the license-plate-like name “SKX007.” <i>Worn & Wound</i>, a blog about …

Watches

On Kickstarter: Manchester Watch Works Morgan Chronograph

With the rise of vintage we’ve seen many contemporary brands and start ups styling their watches after those from the 60’s and 70’s. The heyday of …

Deals of Note: June 7, 2016

<i>The Mr Porter sale is on, and it’s time to save big on warm-weather looks. Here’s a guide to a great look (also, buyer’s tip: the recommended buys</i> …

The Art of Time: Taro Tanaka and Seiko’s “Grammar of Design”

Welcome to the second installment of “The Art of Time,” w&w’s ongoing series exploring iconic designers within the watch world. Last time, we …

Hands On with the Reverie Sea-Spirit (Anchor Black)

The Reverie watch company “had me at hello” with its sea-wave-inspired guilloché dial and cushion shaped case. The micro brand is offering mega value …

Hamilton Khaki Field Black Watches

Hamilton, the American-made, Swiss-influenced watch company pays tribute to its proud military heritage with their Khaki Field Black watches, suited …

Watches

Classy Gent: Martenero Marquis Watch Review

Each watch you will ever own needs to justify its place in your life — how it fits in with your day-to-day and what you want it to represent on your …

These Are the 10 Best Watches You Can Buy Under $500

<i>Last Updated November, 2017. This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>You can get a pretty damn …

Review: A Customizable Dress Watch for the Casual Generation

For the majority of my childhood I remember my dad wearing the same quartz-powered Seiko every day. It was an anonymous timepiece, but with a …

Great Timepieces Inspired by the Track

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated to reflect new additions and changes for 2016.<p>Cars and watches are a natural fit. Both are traditionally …