Category Archives: Vintage

Invicta Pro Diver James Bond Watch

Fictional MI6 secret agent James Bond, as both the literary character and the Sean Connery film version, has fascinated me for much of my spyless adult existence. In keeping with my homage watch theme, I decided to make a 007-inspired … Continue reading

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An Old Knife Returns, Briefly

Sitting at a co-worker’s desk the other day, BS-ing with the troops, I saw a knife at the base of the guy’s computer monitor.  This Benchmade 910BT was beaten, dusty, and decidedly dull.  Shame, because these were once flagship collaboration … Continue reading

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Tesla Watch from ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek.com has imagined a perfect send up to the Steampunk movement with its Tesla Watch, inspired by turn-of-the-century Serbian American inventor/engineer/physicist Nikola Tesla (not the car company named for him).  This watch’s analog engine appearance is mesmerizing. The Tesla’s main … Continue reading

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Vostok Komandirskie Watch Review

There is an antiques alley a few blocks from my house.  Clustered there are small shops and garages that during one Sunday a month become an outdoor plaza for buyers of furniture, paintings, and nicknacks. One such Sunday, my wife … Continue reading

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Szanto 1000 Series Field Watch Review

Several months back, I had the pleasure of conversing with Mr. Barry Cohen, founder of the Luminox Watch Company.  The story of how he came up with his Szanto Watch line was an interesting listen.  Cohen told me that two … Continue reading

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Opinel No. 8 Inox Knife Review

I had seen Opinel Knives in advertisements and magazine articles for decades.  It was not until a trip to the New York Museum of Modern Art a few years ago that I actually saw the “peasant knife” in person.  Two … Continue reading

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Laco B-Uhr Luftwaffe Navigator’s Watch Review

At the outset of World War II, the German government commissioned five watchmakers to produce the Luftwaffe’s Fliegeruhr and B-Uhr aviator watches.  “Fliegeruhr” means pilot’s watch.  B-Uhr is short for “Beobachtungs-Uhr,” or observer’s watch.  Both watches were a gigantic 55 … Continue reading

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