I spent two weeks in Japan this past April and managed to do a bit of watch shopping in Tokyo. I started out simply popping into small watch stores I happened to walk past, but quickly set my sights on Jackroad. For the video walk […]
Today we examine the difference between in-house watch movements and the ETA movements on which many watchmakers rely. ETA has long supplied movements to many of Switzerland’s premier watchmakers but, in the mid-2000s, announced plans to stop sales to outside corporations. The result has been an industry wide shift toward in-house manufacture. Explore what that means, and how the industry is still changing.
My interest in watches began rather abruptly, prompted by a family gathering at which my relatives discussed and compared their wrist watches. At that point, I knew nothing of horology. If I did purchase a watch, it was based only on looks and what was […]
Welcome to the Critical Gentleman. Today we look at one of my favorite modern watches, the Omega Speedmaster “First Omega in Space.” This watch was released in 2012 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of American astronaut Wally Schirra’s 1962 spaceflight aboard the Mercury Atlas 8, and is styled after the Speedmaster reference 2998 he wore throughout the mission.