Off the Cuff: The Bold Beauty of Blacksand

Since just before BaselWorld ended on March 14, I have been wearing a very new watch brand on my wrist: Blacksand Geneve.  This brand, first unveiled to the world at Basel last year and covered by Atimelyperspective then, is an interesting one. It is an independent brand, founded by Alain Mouawad – a name well known…

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Weekend Sojourn: April Fools’ Day Origins and Riddles

References to something akin to “April Fools’ Day” can be found as early as 1392 – when a passage in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales refers to a trickery played by a fox on a certain day.  Some interpreted that day to be April 1, though others argue this is an erroneous date and April Fools’ Day…

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Around the World – Made in Nepal Watches by Kobold

This watchmaker with headquarters in Pittsburgh and a penchant for embracing adventure opens a subsidiary in Kathmandu run by Sherpas and presents two locally assembled watches of unusual quality. WORLDTEMPUS – 30 March 2012 Elizabeth Doerr When a Westerner hears the word “Sherpa,” he or she immediately associates it with mountain climbing. There is a…

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Time Capsules: Ball Watch Honors Grand Central Station with Engineer II GCT Automatic

Here we bring you what may be the first US look at the newest timepiece to help celebrate the centennial of the iconic Grand Central Station. Ball Watch Company helps celebrate the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Station (slated for 2013) with a limited edition watch, the Engineer II GCT Automatic. The move makes incredible…

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A Moment in Time: Diving with an Everyday Guy

Jason Heaton is passionate about diving and has even achieved Rescue Diver Certification. Heaton, who lives in Minneapolis, grew up around Lake Michigan, where there are pristine ship wrecks thanks to the cold water. He has spent years diving in top spots around the world  – in water ranging from Lake Michigan to the Honduras,…

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