Archive for ‘Watch’

March 24, 2021

The Man at Le Mans

Harvey Mushman

– Mr Steve McQueen would have been 91 today. Always the King of Cool! he’s wearing his iconic blue dial Tag Heuer Monaco watch. The Norton Commando fits the Bill too!

September 24, 2019

Fifty Two Seconds

Ten past Seven | Flying time to count the unforgiving seconds along the road. Aviator chronograph with a clean precise military outlook.

January 23, 2019


Ten Past Ten – Smiths are the clocks used on vintage British motor vehicles. Speedometers for velocity measurement and Tachometers for engine revolutions. Here’s a fine timepiece from the watchmakers at Smiths chronometers in military styling. They were a staple for British soldiers in WW2, wrapped the wrist of Sir Edmund Hillary as he summited Everest and an alternative to the Swiss Made items such as Rolex.

A detailed description of the face:

“The black dial features a somewhat traditional aviator configuration found on numerous mil-spec watches: a legible hours index with a triangle at 12, sword hands, and an outer railroad track for the minutes. Right under 12 is the “SMITHS” logo and an encircled T indicating the presence of tritium. Above 6 is the pheon (broad arrow), the official mark designating property issued by the British government dating back to the 17th century. Right below 6 along the inner perimeter of the minutes track is a proud “MADE IN ENGLAND,” a small element that differentiates the W10 from scores of other mil-spec watches.”

March 12, 2018

Forty Winks from Sixty Minutes

Spring Forward – after daylight saving bumped an hour out of the day over the weekend the body clock gets upset leaving us with a desire to continue napping. Why they still feel the need to do this I don’t know… when needs arise a cot can be found anywhere…

March 7, 2017


Hamilton – This is a timepiece : Khaki Automatic with black face, cream numerals, fully one to twelve hours, minute and second ticks with fives and a timeless (excuse the pun) font. Stainless body, black leather strap. Perfection. This is Murphy’s watch from the movie Interstellar, with time being a major part of the film, director Chris Nolan wanted the watch to play a pivotal role. This model is not available for retail… drat!

March 7, 2017

Ten past Ten

Quelle heure est il? The many faces of Triumph timepieces. One through teelve and zero to sixty; timers and calendars; velocity and minute bezels; leather strap or stainless bracelet. With smartphones watches are becoming defunct, but I’ve gone back to wearing one for ease of timekeeping. The Chronograph lives on!

February 6, 2017


At the third stroke it shal be eight thirty precisely- fancy illuminated dealership wall clock. Backlit with neon it would let salesmen know when it was their tea break or buyers know how long they’d been ogling the latest models.

August 15, 2015

Chronograph Triumph

Some inventive model hobbyist has taken a box of old watch parts and reassembled them into a motorcycle. Well at least at idle the engine should tickover very well!

October 25, 2011


A timepiece bearing the Triumph logo as well as numerous timing, countdown, stopwatch, and alarm functions. Chunky like a James Bond chronograph..

..or something for the Interational traveller perhaps; complete with a second timezone.

Or a little more sophisticated; suits you sir?