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Having been born and raised here in the UK, Baseball was never really ‘on my radar’. Sure when I was young at school we had “rounders” but that’s a far cry from American Baseball. It was however during the first few weeks of being a father that I remember dreaming of one day standing in a field, playing catch with a baseball and gloves with my Son. Yes that’s right – a very idyllic sentiment of an American stereotype, but the father-son relationship that is often well portrayed in films I have found to be true – namely a fierce protection of family and the pursuit of a deep father son relationship. Something I never had. However it was many years before this in my twenties – long before I got married when I felt I wanted to leave a future son something of value – something that represented and…

In early 2019 at the Bremont townhouse evet, Bremont released the Broadsword – a spiritual successor and contemporary take to the ‘Dirty Dozen’ series of watches, produced for the British Army during World War Two when Britain’s Ministry of Defence commissioned 12 companies to produce watches for them to MoD specifications. This was a proud moment for Bremont who formed an official partnership with the Ministry of Defence – to be recognised as the only luxury watchmaker allowed to use the signs symbols and Heraldic badges of all three services; the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. Now in 2020, Bremont is introducing the Broadsword Bronze timepieces adding to the original lineup of Bremont’s Armed Forces Collection. The new bronze editions are available in three different coloured dial and strap variations. These are ‘slate’, ‘sotek’ (a military green/teal colour) and ‘tobacco’ with complementing straps. The new Broadsword case…

In Honour of the “Silver Snoopy Award” award that Omega received 50 years ago from NASA for their unique contribution to space exploration, as well as the Speedmaster’s role in saving Apollo 13, Omega today release a special timepiece that has been created in the occasions honour. The watch features the classic 42mm Stainless steel ‘professional’ case. Surrounding the glass is a blue ceramic bezel with the tachymeter scale in white enamel. The three subdials are blue and an embossed silver Snoopy medallion features on the blue subdial at 9 o’clock. The watch features Omegas Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. This is a modern iteration of Omega’s legendary hand wound chronograph movement fitted with a free sprung balance with a co-axial escapement. Omega have really gone to town on NAIAD LOCK caseback. Here a scene pictures the view from the far side of the moon looking back at the earth.…

Unimatic is bringing back its iconic vintage military dial this time in a new RAF grey colorway, housed in the unique Modello Due case – available in two different finishings: brushed stainless steel or black DLC coating. The new Modello Due U2-F and U2-FN feature a RAF grey high-readability dial with matching ladder phantom hands and Super-LumiNova® C1 white with silver closed second rail. The U2 is powered by Seiko’s NH35A providing a reliable and easy to service movement that suits the robust field watch. This is a hugely capable field watch with a water resistance of 300 metres and a thickness akin to a dive watch at almost 14mm. The U2-F comes on a grey Unimatic nylon two pieces strap with stainless steel brushed hardware signed UNIMATIC, while the U2-FN – on a black Unimatic nylon two pieces strap, black DLC brushed hardware signed UNIMATIC. This is a fantastic field…

We’re proud to announce that we have been publishing Wristworthy for a whole year and what a year it has been! In June 2018 we published our first article and since that article first hit the press we have been bowled over by the response from our readers. In our first year, our articles were read more than 15,000 times by more than 8000 people from 127 countries! To say this has blown us away is an understatement! We’ve written articles on watches and straps from a number of manufacturers, looked at movement architectures, highlighted the truth about water resistance and become recognised as professional publishers by Flipboard. We’re really excited for the year ahead as we have some exciting projects underway (in fact we have a huge backlog of articles) but were also interested to hear what you’d like to see us write about. So please do get in…

Founded in 2015, Farer is not your typical watch company. Their founders have a background in design, and since their first watches were released it has been apparent they are intentionally following their own trajectory, rather than following the herd. As part of the British watchmaking revival, we have been watching with keen interest the growth of Farer, who have continued to innovate where others imitate. Farers’ Aqua-compressor (their modern interpretation of a vintage diver) is a case in point, and early this year they kindly sent us a Leven to spend some time with. The Leven comes in a beautifully lacquered multi-layered black wooden box. On the top layer, the watch comes fitted to the silicone rubber strap, the additional steel bracelet, and a compression spring bar tool. Underneath this layer, is the warranty card, instruction booklet, and cleaning cloth supplied in pocket below. The case of the Leven…

One of the most surprising watches to be released this year from BaselWorld has to be Tudor’s Black Bay P01… While the world was provided with teaser shots of an hour index close-up from Tudor leading up to Baselworld, the watch community started to salivate at the prospect of Tudor releasing a Submariner, and the internet was awash with rumours connecting the significance of the year 2019 as an anniversary of note. However the world was simply stunned by what Tudor actually released. The “Black Bay P01” Back in the late 1960’s after having provided watches to the United States Navy, Tudor embarked on “Project Commando” to meet the US Navy’s latest specifications and requirements for their new watches. It was here that a prototype was created that has seen little light of day since as Tudor did not win the contract to supply the US Navy. The design incorporates…