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Mitch Mason Chronicle | VARIO Review

Mitch Mason Chronicle | VARIO Review

Benedict from Mitch Mason contacted me late February 2020 and asked if I would like to meet up with him to give him some insights for his inaugural watch and I agreed. We chatted watches like watch geeks do and exchanged notes for hours and reluctantly parted ways. From the watch meeting, I saw a determined young man wanting to break into the microbrand watch industry and was giving his all to his “make or break” project. I’ve been a lonely microbrand owner for the first few years of my new found career, and I’ve wanted to meet more watch...

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Should You Use Quick-Release Watch Straps? | VARIO Guide

Should You Use Quick-Release Watch Straps? | VARIO Guide

Whether it’s to give your favorite dial a new look, transfer your watch to someone with a different wrist size, or simply breathe new life into older bands that have undergone wear and tear, at some point you’re going to have to change your watch straps. However, depending on the type of watch straps you’re using, you could either spend a few seconds popping your old straps out and replacing them with your new ones, or you may need to break out your tools and consult an expert if things don’t go quite right. While quick release watch straps are...

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Vario Travel Watch Case 2.0 Contest

Vario Travel Watch Case 2.0 Contest

Do you put your watches in your socks when you travel? Check out Vario's soon to be launched travel watch case 2.0 if you need a stylish and protective hard case for your cherished watch. Support our Deluxe Travel Watch Case 2.0 on Kickstarter ending 29 July 2020 ! Enter our contest below and 5 winners will win our 1st generation travel watch case of their choice. Contest ends 30 June 2020.   Vario Travel Watch Case Giveaway   Thanks Tammy!

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Choosing A NATO Watch Strap | Elastic vs. Seat Belt vs. Ballistic vs Twill

Choosing A NATO Watch Strap | Elastic vs. Seat Belt vs. Ballistic vs Twill

From the British military to the wrists of watch enthusiasts and newbies alike, within the last 50 years, NATO straps have become a staple even in the most expensive timepiece collections. Apple Watches, Rolexes, Cartiers, and Patek Philippes – whether it costs $30 or $3000, the versatility and durability of nylon-based NATO straps allow them to paired well with most designs, and their lower price-point means you pay less for more options. While NATO straps initially referred to the specific MoD-issued G10 nylon material released in the 1970s, these days, there’s much more variation in the composition of the watch...

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A Quick Guide to Cordura Watch Straps | VARIO

A Quick Guide to Cordura Watch Straps | VARIO

Created by the American company DuPont in 1929, Cordura refers to a range of fabric technologies made with various nylon yarn sizes ranging from 330 to 1000 denier. Though it was initially made from rayon, the technological push spurred by World War II eventually led to its creators to adapt a nylon-based process, further increasing its strength and abrasion resistance. Like Harris Tweed and other protected fabrics, genuine Cordura is held to certified standards. Cordura continues to see heavy use by the military, but many top companies have adapted it for items like backpacks, luggage, performance apparel, and now, watch...

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