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Ticking Off the Week's News in Watches

This Week in Watches: June 2, 2015

If there's nothing that appeals to you in today's lineup, you're probably wearing an Apple Watch. We've got two classic divers, a pair of racing chronographs, a safari watch and a high flyer.

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Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: August 19, 2014

This Week in Watches: Updates to Breitling Colt line, Braun's Bauhaus timepieces, Autodromo's self-winding watch from Pebble Beach and much more.

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One giant leap

Time on Our Hands: Linde Werdelin Oktopus MoonLite

Wearing a $20,000 watch with a white strap onboard a Great Lakes wreck diving charter is inviting ridicule. But duty called, and I strapped the Linde Werdelin Oktopus MoonLite ($20,000, limited to 59 pieces) over my drysuit cuff, clipped on the Reef digital dive module and waddled to the back of the boat. It quickly proved a sports watch in a category all its own.

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Case in Point

Why the Watch Case Matters

Most discussions about watches and their value begin and end with the movement: Swiss versus Japanese, in-house versus outsourced, finishing and complications. But in reality, the movement is only part of the story. All too often overlooked is the humble watch case, which can be equally artful, interesting, and difficult to produce.

Spidey senses are tingling

Time on Our Hands: Linde Werdelin SpidoLite + Rock

When it comes to high-end mechanical watches, racers, pilots, and divers are all spoiled for choice. Unfortunately, skiers can’t say the same. One brand though, has been giving them a taste of what could be. Launched by two Danes in 2002, Linde Werdelin went straight after the skiing niche by introducing mechanical timepieces with digital clip-on devices meant for the snow. But today, the technology that made the brand stand out faces major questions. We tried out the SpidoLite Titanium Red ($11,900) and the brand's latest Rock digital device on the slopes.

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In the Oktopus's Garden

Time on Our Hands: Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Yellow

Watches, especially dive watches, tend to follow a set formula: black dial with white markers, round case, rotating bezel. But while we like classic aesthetics, sometimes it’s nice to see a watch company pushing at the edges of design, whether it be through a splash of color, a new case shape or an innovative function. The Linde Werdelin Oktopus II (~$9,873) checks all these boxes.

Mechanical Meets Modern

Timekeeping: Linde Werdelin SpidoLite SA

linde-werdelin-spido-lite-sa-nails-small-gear-patrol If Bruce Wayne or his nocturnal counterpart, the Dark Knight, selected a watch he'd feel comfortable wearing with either ego, we've got a good notion it would be the Linde Werdelin SpidoLite SA. The SpidoLite SA is one of those rare combinations

Watches Under The Radar... But Not For Long

5 Watch Brands You Should Know

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By Benjamin Clymer | Hodinkee

A lot of what we do at Hodinkee is identifying brands that deserve some attention from watch fans around the world. In this article, we are going to be talking about five brands that fly