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“Heartbleed”: Mk II E-boutique/CSP is secure

We have updated our systems where necessary to safeguard your information. The potential for issues such as “Heartbleeed” is one of the reasons that our system does not store any credit card numbers. As an added precaution we do recommend that customers change their passwords for our systems (the E-boutique/CSP).

2014-04-11: New Update Procedure

Over the years I have struggled to get information about running projects out to customers in a clear and direct way. Normally I do this through our forum on WUS but frankly it has proved to be less than the ideal medium for this. The updates generally get lost in a blizzard of posts, questions,… Read More

Q & A serial with Bill Yao


1. Why did you choose the 12-hr bezel for the Fulcrum 1000-series? I have collected military watches for quite some time. The 12-hour bezel was originally developed by the US military¬† for use on its issued dive watches back in the late 1960s/early 1970s and is detailed in the military specification Mil-W-50717. This type of… Read More

Mk II Warranty Cards put to work


Taiwan 2013 – Daybreak






Books from Basel

Written by the former Executive Director of Richemont Group this book presents in lavish detail the history of JLC. One of my favorite watch companies, I have had my eye on this tome for a few years now. Given its size and weight I had to bide my time before pulling the trigger. This book is more than just a history of JLC describing the ethos of an amazing organization. The production value and information surpassed my expectations. You get the impression that this book was written by someone that cared deeply for the company, its history and its future.

I will do a quick review of the watches that I saw and liked in a few weeks. However since there are plenty of much more capable people than I covering the show I thought you would like to see some of the other interesting aspects of the Basel show. For me I love collecting… Read More

Maxmadco Pen

Maxmadco Pen

What can I say about the Maxmadco pen? It’s a pen. However it may possibly be the last pen you ever own. Clean, modern, disarmingly simple, the pen design is the product of years of thought and consideration. The result is that in your hand the pen feels like you could use it to anchor… Read More

Pre-built watches (aka What the h*ll takes so long!)

We follow the Kingston from start to finish. Not all pre-built watches have such a laborious delivery but this one covered all of the bases.