With the scorching days of summer upon us what better time than to pull out or purchase that perfect timepiece for fun, sultry, adventurous times. What makes the perfect summer watch? Of course water resistance is a must and rugged durability with comfort. With the land of 10,000 lakes you are bound to get out and enjoy them whether its water skiing, boating, or fishing, we love our lakes in Minnesota and having water resistance in your watch is a must.
Here at TimeScape we have a special love for Glycine. The scrappy little brand out of Biel/Bienne has been disappointing the naysayers by producing timepieces of consistent quality since 1914.
In the same vein, the new Airman 7 is a tidy marriage of where Glycine is going and where it's been. A model that debuted back in the late nineties, the 7 aspired to the kind of visual complexity then overtaking the rest of the industry. Three separate time zones, each driven by a separate mechanical movement, all packed into one enormous 46mm watch case.
But like some libidinous sailor struggling to maintain a family in every port, how are you going to keep three movements happy in one can? I'm here to say that the new Airman 7 somehow manages to stay happily married and still keep all the friends with benefits.
I will be forwarding images and video from Basel.
More to follow when I return.
In the interest of enlarging the discussion, TimeScape will continue to host occasional interviews with members of the local watch enthusiast community. I know Brian through #REDBARMSP and as a client interested in customizing his private pieces. We exchanged a few notes by email regarding where he fits in the ecology of enthusiasts, and his perspective may surprise you. "A watch isn't just the timepiece; it's the history, tradition, and branding. Many companies can make a solidly engineered product...that has no soul." "You want my watch money, you need to be proven."