State of the Collection and Quick Reviews: Omega, Marathon, Sinn, Oris

I’ve been collecting watches seriously for about a year now, so I figure it’s time that I share the watches that have a permanent place in my collection. From left to right: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Skyfall – The dress watch that Daniel Craig wore in the Skyfall Bond movie, which I purchased as my first serious luxury watch almost exactly one year ago today. I specifically wanted the previous generation model with the framed date window, so I remember waiting months for one to pop up in good condition at a good price. It’s incredibly versatile and serves as my …

First Impresssions: Hirsch PAUL Performance Watch Strap

Earlier this week, I picked up my first strap from the Hirsch Performance collection via UK retailer WatchObsession – the PAUL model with alligator-embossed leather. The idea behind this collection is simple: each strap features a ventilated Caoutchouc Rubber underside that both helps dissipate sweat from the wearer and improve longevity of the strap. This makes it ideal for use during physical activity, or generally throughout the hot summer months. After wearing the strap for a few days on my Sinn 656L (pictured below), here are my first impressions. Upon removing the strap from its packaging, I was immediately impressed …