#LookCloser – Wear Report – Dietrich SD-1 (Skin Diver 1)

Frank (@frendymgee) Dietrich Watches, a charming micro brand watch company out of Zurich, has built a reputation of producing avant-garde watches in and around the $1,000 price range. Many of their releases in the past, although intriguing, have been slightly too much for me personally. Skin Diver 1 enters the chat. The SD-1 retails for […]

#FieldNotes – Quandary Peak Summit Attempt with the Dietrich SD-1

Frank (@frendymgee) Introduction Through my “prestigious” position at The Matick Blog, I was able to secure a review model of the new Dietrich Skin Diver SD-1 for me. A proper review will be coming at some point in the future. For now though, here’s a tale of my adventures with the with the new Dietrich […]

#LookCloser – Dive Report – Zelos Hammerhead V3 Steel Teal

Frank (@frendymgee) Introduction The latest iteration of the Zelos Hammerhead, the Hammerhead V3 Teal Fume, from the microbrand out of Singapore landed on my doorstep for a field review earlier this year. I have owned a number of Zelos watches in the past including the Mako, Avant, and an earlier issue of this Hammerhead (in titanium), […]

#LookCloser – A Conversation Between Jon & Furry – La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein (˚▽˚)(`︵´)(•◡•)(•~•)(•_•)

Prologue Louis Erard is a historic brand that like many had its roots about a century ago (1929 in this particular case), and over the years saw ownership change hands as the industry went through numerous lean and tumultuous years. Now, Louis Erard uses standard Sellita, ETA, and Valjoux movements and has an array of […]

#FieldNotes – The Perils of Boredom with Collecting Watches and a Surprising Solution

18 Aug 2021 – @FurryWristAbroad BASELWORLD 2014 should have been a warning for collectors such as myself. Though Omega released their beautiful vintage-inspired Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer resulting in me rushing out to put my name down on one, many other brands such as Tudor, JLC, and others did the same. Seven years later, […]

#LookCloser – Wear Report – Nodus Contrail II

Frank (@frendymgee) Introduction The Nodus Contrail II was released late 2020 for $675 and provided a phenomenal pick-me-up to what was an otherwise awful year. The Los Angeles based company made a number of huge splashes this past year from launching their podcast Long Roads, the Retrospect II release, this updated Contrail II, and a number of special editions. […]