Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 Style By
apple-watch-hodinkee-twiw A Watch Guy Weighs In on the Apple Watch
Leading watch journalist Benjamin Clymer pens an insightful and thoughtful analysis of the new Apple smart watch, from an honest watch nerd’s perspective. hodinkee.com
i-was-wrong-about-the-apple-watch-qz-twiw More Apple Watch Thoughts
Jean-Louis Gassée, venture partner at Allegis Capital, considers his presumptions and future assumptions of what the Apple Watch means. Will software overwhelm hardware? Where did its inspired design come from? qz.com
guess-watch-welcome-letter-to-tim-cook-twiw An Open Letter to Tim Cook… from Guess
Meanwhile, the CEO of Guess Watches “welcomed” Apple to the watch industry in an open letter, offering thanks to Tim Cook and finally unveiling Guess’s own smart watch, which was the obvious point all along. bgr.com
brietling-Cockpit-B50-twiw A New Standard for Pilots
Drawing on their history building analog-digital pilot’s watches, Breitling has released the Cockpit B50 with an all-new in-house-developed SuperQuartz multifunction calibre. breitling.com
ducks-unlimited-ball-watches-twiw Quack Quack
Ball Watch just announced their limited-edition Engineer Master II Sportsman “Ducks Unlimited” timepiece, with sales that will partly benefit the venerable waterfowl conservation group. ballwatch.com
jacquet-droz-pocket-watch-twiw What’s Old Is New
Jaquet Droz has created an exquisite one-off pocket watch based around an original 18th century movement. jaquet-droz.com
alpina-alpiner-4-chronograph-race-for-water-twiw Race For Water
Alpina has made a limited edition version of its Alpiner “4” Chronograph, and will release 400 models to benefit the Race For Water Foundation. alpina-watches.com