Articles by: Mick

This is my Casio Diver MDV-106

This is my Casio Diver MDV-106

I really love the classy Casio diver look and for its inexpensive price tag, it seems to be pretty rare from where i come from. The best part is, my friend and i were just talking about it the other day, like any other random topic of our conversations, and at that moment we happened to be passing by a watch shop specializing in Casios, and WHOA, it was sitting right there at the end […]

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A chat with Carl Middelkoop from Dutch Design Beads

A chat with Carl Middelkoop from Dutch Design Beads

WRISTPORN: Who is behind DDB? My name is Carl Middelkoop and I am the one who’s responsible for Dutch Design Beads  (DDB). Due to my broad education I am receiving at university, a degree in Psychology and Business Administration, I am able to manage the company on my own. However, I have some people helping me with the production of the bracelets. I also have to mention, that I have a really good partner when it […]

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A chat with the guys at Lexell Stone Watches!

A chat with the guys at Lexell Stone Watches!

Wristporn: Who are the people behind Lexell? Lexell was started by a small team of watch enthusiasts hailing from the beautiful Pacific NW with a vision to capture the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in nature. Beyond our small management team, Lexell has 1,381 founders from all over the world! These founders, who joined the Lexell team through their Kickstarter pledges turned our vision into a reality […]

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Rolex GMT from the early 1980’s

Rolex GMT from the early 1980’s

I recently crossed the Pacific to attend a three day conference.  I decided to take a few days ahead of the meeting to acclimatize with the weather, more so with the time difference to my Circadian rhythm.  I had the pleasure to spend time with my brothers in that part of the west coast.  Best of time spent together meant visiting their favorite watch dealer!  All I wanted then was an “old” Rolex. […]

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Vintage Omega Seamaster

Vintage Omega Seamaster

This is my first mechanical watch.  It is a vintage Omega Seamaster from the 1950’s.  It came from an antique shop.  It was love at first sight!  Unfortunately when I found it, it was on the wrist of someone.  I had to coerce him to sell it to me (you can imagine the energy of the series of conversations between us)!  Eventually I got the deal!  It has been more […]

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Rolex Submariner aka The Hulk

Rolex Submariner aka The Hulk

My first post on Wristporn shows one of my best books ever: ROLEX SUBMARINER STORY, sold out a few months ago, and distributed all over the world, together with a very special Rolex (from my point of view). In fact, after collecting all the 5 marks of the ref. 16610LV, I bought two examples of this 116610LV, to see if there are some differences between them and monitoring the color […]

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Australian Coin watch with Penny dial

Australian Coin watch with Penny dial

This is my dad’s Australian Coin watch with Penny dial 1938, rose gold edition, Diameter 36mm, CAKP 525885. The kangaroo penny was designed by George Kruger Gray in 1938, and minted from 1938 through to 1964 with the exception of 1946 and 1954. Only genuine year coins are available for this model. Found it my storeroom yesterday, I knew that it was there but never realized how beautiful it actually is, still […]

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Citizen AW1018-55e – My first real watch

Citizen AW1018-55e – My first real watch

I got this Citizen AW1018-55e Eco-Drive Stealth Black Steel, 42mm from my mother for my 18th birthday (2012) back in Taiwan. It marks the day where I officially attained young adulthood. It meant a lot to me, because back then I only had one watch, and that was from from Smash. And  most importantly,  this black beauty stole my heart and sparked my love and passion for wrist wear. I would love to  pick up the hobby of collecting timepieces  in […]

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Lew and Huey Watch Company

Lew and Huey Watch Company

If you had to make and “elevator pitch” of Lew and Huey, what would you say? They’re serious watches for people who don’t take themselves or their watches all that seriously. Too many brands put too much effort into adding gravitas to their aura with their marketing. It’s just a watch!!! Our designs are handsome, and they’re a good value. We want the brand to be fun, for people to love […]

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ZEITGEIST – A NEW DANISH WATCH BRAND

ZEITGEIST – A NEW DANISH WATCH BRAND

What do you get if an engineer, a dentist, and a landscape architect choose to embark on a joint business venture? In the case of Mathies, Thomas, and Erling, the answer is a watch company. The name is Zeitgeist, the watches are a reality, and in this WristTale our friend Nicolai Klingenberg from My-Pleasure  interviewed Mathies one of the founders of Zeitgeist, so we all can get  to know more about […]

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