Last month, Canadian entrepreneur, Edward Cho, wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign for his newly minted brand of watches, Fleux. The FLX001 and FLX002 are both 60s-inspired skindivers with a lot of shared DNA, but that ultimately differentiate themselves through their dials and bezels. Echoes of iconic divers from the era are present in both designs—Squale, Omega, perhaps a little Blancpain. And ultimately, I think the blend works well.
Off the Cuff: RZE Aspirare
Go big or go home. That’s the motto around RZE this month as the brand launches the latest of its titanium divers. Before today, RZE have lived inside the 38-41mm space, producing purpose-built tool watches for the field, the sky, and of course, the sea. The all-new RZE Aspirare bucks the current trend of shrinking case sizes and packs a 44mm wallop, instead.
Notes from the Watch Shed: Collection Satisfaction
The purchase price of the watches hovers around $100-$200. I begin regularly purchasing watches, every month or so. This habit isn’t normal for me. I don’t have any bad habits. There are no vices in my life at that time. To collect any more than one watch for each wrist, seems silly to my wife and friends. However, I am a quirky fella, so it’s basically laughed-off. My conscience, with every watch I purchase, feels a little guilt.