News items about traditional watches.

Discommon Goods Watch Wallet for your travels

Discommon Goods Watch Wallet

It can sometimes be difficult to keep track of all of your important but small items when travelling. As if keeping track of essentials like your passport and credit cards was not enough, add a couple of watches (you’ve got to have the right watch for every occasion after all) and you may be wondering how best to carry everything in a convenient […]

Vancouver’s Roldorf+Co to be first Canadian authorized NOMOS dealer

Nomos Tetra neomatik

NOMOS Uhrenwerk Glashutte is coming to Canada! Vancouver retailer Roldorf+Co will be the German company’s first authorized Canadian NOMOS dealer. The retailer is marking the occasion with a special event that will take place on August 25th. We cordially invite you to get to know NOMOS Glashütte timepieces from the outside in, and also to a champagne toast as we celebrate our […]

Concept Sunday: Smart watch with analog watch movement

Smartwatch concept by Chesky Wong

The smartwatch market may still be relatively new but we’ve already seen manufacturers come up with a range of designs. At one extreme are smartwatches with digital displays. On the other side are “smarter watches” that retain a traditional analog display but hide an array of sensors and smartwatch-like functions behind it. Sitting between are devices incorporate a small digital display into a larger analog one. […]

Mondaine now supports NFC contactless payment Barclaycard bPay loop

Mondaine bPay Loop

Mondaine earlier this year unveiled its Mondaine PayChip smart strap. It holds an NFC chipset that allows users to make payments by simply tapping their watch to an NFC-enabled terminal. Mondaine’s first partner was Switzerland’s Cembra Money Bank AG. A second partnership, this one with Barclays Bank, has now brought similar contactless payment capabilities to the UK. The Mondaine SBB collection sold in the UK will now […]

Skagen Hagen Connected first in Skagen’s new line of wearables

Skagen Hagen Connected

Skagen, the Danish watch maker now owned the Fossil Group, is the latest to jump into the wearables market. The company announced today that its first wearable will be the Skagen Hagen Connected. Rather than a full smartwatch, it is an elegant smarter watch similar to the Fossil Q Grant and Fossil Q54 Pilot in that it retains a traditional watch design and […]

Limited edition HYT Skull to mark HYT partnership with Axl Rose

HYT Skull Maori

Swiss-based HYT is known for incorporating liquids to tell the time on the displays of its iconic watches. The brand’s latest ambassador is an icon in his own right. The company revealed today that Axl Rose, founder and lead singer of the iconic band Guns ‘N’ Roses and currently fronting AC-DC, is its latest “Friend of the Brand.” “Axl is a huge fan of watches […]

Concept Sunday: Observer GMT traditional watch

Observer GMT concept

Ancient mariners used a number of different tools to navigate the oceans and seas before the advent of modern technologies such as computers, GPS and radar. The marine chronometer, used to determine time and longitude, was among those starting in the mid to late 18th century. Its use was greatly simplified by the establishment of Greenwich Mean Time, named after the city […]

Tissot Tour de France special collection

Tissot Tour de France 2016 collection

Ahead of the 2016 Tour de France, Tissot, the event’s official timekeeper, this week unveiled a new collection of watches dedicated to the famed race. The Tissot Tour de France collection consists of six watches, promising that “there is a watch for everyone.” The Tissot PR100 and PRC200 are geared at those “looking for a classic.” Those lookier for sportier watches […]