Boutique luxury watchmaker Todd & Marlon proudly introduces the exclusive timepiece inspired by the iconic entertainer Dean Martin. Evoking some of Mr. Martin’s style cues and passions the timepiece has been designed to be the perfect companion for the contemporary man.
New York, NY – Luxury watchmaker Todd & Marlon proudly announces a collaboration on behalf of Dean Martin to develop an exclusive timepiece inspired by the iconic entertainer. This opportunity, brokered by Artist Legacy Group, is a very exciting milestone for the boutique watchmaker.
Many of us have a “routine day” and this is often organized around the working hours and the many meetings we have to attend. We try to force fit the rest of our life around and sometimes in between the working hours. Some do it successfully and are satisfied with it but many others keep struggling for the best balance. Reality is that we should not think about working day and then organize accordingly – we should think about the NEAT day! NEAT is an acronym which stands for: Nourish, Evaluate, Accomplish and Think. Those are the four things we should do every single day in our life.
In this chapter we will explain the meaning of the four blocks and how to possibly organize the day around them.
Nowadays we take for granted that most watches are water resistant and by that we assume that we could deep dive with them. Reality is that water resistant watches are relatively new (early XX century) and that it is not possible to dive with many of them. In fact, only some of the so called water resistant watches can be used for diving depending on their level of resistance to water pressure.
In fact, there are no waterproof watches, but there is always a limit to the level of water pressure a watch can withstand. In a water resistant watch this limit is generally clearly indicated either in the dial or in the back of the case and it is expressed either in meters, feet or atmospheres. If the watch does not indicate the limit but just that it is “water resistant” then the only thing one can do with it is washing his/her hands. Conversely, the limit indicated gives a clear direction about what is possible to do or not to do with the watch.
Unfortunately, the indication of the limit is not clear and for some people it might even be misleading. The following section underlines the meaning of water resistance and what to look at in order to ensure we make the best use of our watches.
Lots of people commute everyday from home to the office and sometimes for long hours. The commute is seen by many as a waste of time and often as a needed compromise to get a good job and a valuable place of living. Commute hours and days accumulate over time and they might become a relevant part of an entire lifetime. Hence the question – how can we get the most out of the daily commute?
There are lots of things that can be done during the commute time. It all depends on the way people commute though. Some people might drive hence need hands-free activities while others use public transportation and might not have access to telephone line and/or internet. No matter how people commute there is always something that can be done to make it more productive and worthwhile.
The next section underlines our top ten activities to do while commuting.
If you are after a classic look then you must own a wristwatch with a leather strap. Leather straps, in fact, are a must for the most classic wristwatches though they can also fit casual and even sport models. Thanks to the incredible variety of types of leather and related treatments, it is possible to manufacture straps from the most classic to the most sporty one. Natural leather is the most prestigious and flexible material that can be used for a wristwatch strap. As such, we thought it might be interesting to underline the many elements that contradistinguish leather straps.
The different elements of a leather straps can be classified into the following categories: material, finish and treatment, padding and stitching, structure and closure. For the purpose of this chapter we are not going to cover the closure but if interested you might check our chapter Buckles and Claps. The following section briefly covers the other elements of a leather strap.
The closure is the most understated yet the most instrumental element of a wrist watch. Without a closure, in fact, a traditional wristwatch cannot be secured to the wrist - with the exception of bangle watches. Despite this key function only few people pay attention to it and only few watchmakers focus on this element to express their creativity.
Wristwatch closures can be classified mainly into two classes: clasp and buckle closures. Clasps are generally used on bracelets made of rigid material (e.g. metal, ceramic...) though lately they been used also for straps made of soft materials (e.g. leather, canvas…). On the other hand buckles, because their intrinsic structure, are used only on straps made of soft materials.
The following sections underline the different types of claps and buckles.
“One's objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over... your problem won't improve with age.” – Warrant Buffett.