Vaer’s D7 Arctic Swiss Diver Watch: Knockoff or Knockout?

Let’s be honest. Calling a timepiece an ‘homage watch’ is a very polite way of calling it a knockoff. While imitation may be considered the sincerest form of flattery to some, there is a very fine line between drawing inspiration from vintage designs and turning in someone else’s homework. While the new D7 Arctic Swiss … Read more

Why Hamilton Makes the Best Field Watch on Earth

The category of ‘military inspired’ watches is about as broad and muddy as the trenches and battlefields in which the original issued watches were used. From digital sports models touting tacti-cool designs (like the G-Shock Rangeman) to vintage inspired reissues, there’s a lot to choose from. But what most of these watches lack is a … Read more

What Is Patina? A Guide to Leather, Denim, and Watches

If you were to ask the average person on the street what ‘patina’ is, you’d likely get some variation of “Isn’t that when copper turns green?” The shortest answer is, yes, that is indeed one example of patina. However, this mystical buzz word is not limited to discolored metal and has far more power than … Read more