Hands on with the AVI-8 Flyboy Chronograph AV-4054

June 22, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

AVI-8 make many great looking aviation inspired watches. Their latest model is the AVI-8 Flyboy Chronograph AV-4054. This line of aviation watches is inspired by the 38 American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille who flew for the French in 1916, before the United States entered World War I. AVI-8 was kind enough to send me…



Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier is a treasure trove of exercise history

June 22, 2017 . by John Biggs

A Cartier Tank watch belonging to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sold at auction of $379,500 – triple the original auction estimate. The piece, given to her by her brother-in-law Stanislaw “Stas” Radziwill in 1963, is marked “Stas to Jackie 23 Feb. 63 2:05 AM to 9:35 PM.” Why the cryptic markings? As Kennedy’s were wont to…



The Archimede Pilot 42 GMT is trippin’ time zones

June 22, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

The rest of the Archimede Pilot 42 GMT is standard fare, in terms of the case, handset, and dial.  Well, ok, the dial isn’t exactly the same as other Fliegers.  You do have the 24-hour track inside of the main hour indices (please note, all hands stretch to their appropriate track).  You also will notice that there’s a date window (color-matching for the win) showing up at the 6 o’clock position.  This is not totally uncommon on a Flieger, but it looks to be particularly well-executed here.



Graham Chronofighter… Nina!

June 21, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Last week, we brought you the Graham Chronofighter news and now, Graham are back with an animation that may entertain you for a second – the delightful Nina makes an appearance out from behind the dial. These are fun pieces, and if you like a chrono with a cool thumb trigger, have a look at…



Stickers! Or how to protect a wristwatch

June 21, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Desk-diving marks on a clasp are the bane of existence for a watch owner. There’s an answer, and what it is will surprise you! (It took effort to write that awful a lede.)



The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Seiko

June 21, 2017 . by John Biggs

The Grand Seiko 8 Day, Seiko’s latest addition to the GS family, is inspired by the night sky. The face, which is beautiful to begin with, has been carefully painted to represent the night sky over Japan, an extra little feature that send lovers of sushi, bullet trains, and tentacle anime home with a flutter…



Time for some new cufflinks? Uriel has you covered!

June 21, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to Kickstarter projects, it takes something well out of the ordinary to make the dark, cynical hearts of us watch editors (at least here at WWR) to take notice.  Then you have something like the Uriel Geneqt GE001 cufflinks come along, and you just have to rub your eyes, wondering if you’re in a dream (feverish or otherwise).