With a digital hat tip, you are welcome to use any photo on this page. All photos were taken on my iPhone or digital camera.

Fresh Corduroy

On a recent trip to Holiday Valley, New York, I jumped out of the Yodeler Lift line to get a photo of the almost pristine corduroy.

Iceland 2018

I’m going to spare you all of the canceled flight, rainy weather and happy accident details of our trip to Iceland. Let’s face it, the internet is full of detailed stories about Iceland travel. Instead, I’m going to share things … Read More

Hamilton brand notes

Brand: Hamilton Site: Year Established: 1892 Headquarters: Biel, Switzerland Watch Category: Mid-range Brand Accomplishments: Ventura was the world’s first electric watch Hamilton is a storied Swiss brand with deep American roots. Hence, the companies tagline American Spirit – Swiss Precision. … Read More

Timex brand notes

Brand: Timex Site: Year Established: 1854 Headquarters: Middlebury, Connecticut Watch Category: Budget Brand Accomplishments: One of the first American wrist watches and of course Indiglo. Timex is a brand I grew up with and holds a special place in my … Read More

7 automatic watches under $600

If you start with a well built automatic watch and service it appropriately, the watch will last a lifetime. The fact is, you do not need to spend a small fortune on a solid automatic watch. To that end, in … Read More

Victorinox brand notes

Brand: Victorinox Site: Year Established: 1884 Headquarters: Ibach, Switzerland Watch Category: Mid-Range Brand Accomplishments: 1897 The original Swiss officer and sports knife is patented Brand History Victorinox started in 1884 as a cutler’s shop by Karl Elsener. Victorinox is a … Read More

Tissot brand notes

One of the storied Swiss brands, Tissot is now part of the Swatch Group. The brand has a colorful history and continues to produce both affordable and high-end timepieces. Brand: Tissot Site: Year Established: 1853 Headquarters: Le Locle, Switzerland … Read More