Interview: Waldan Watches President, Andrew Waldan

"These watches are only the beginning," he says of the American-made line he launched to commemorate his father's legacy

Oscar Waldan, the namesake behind Waldan Watches, was a Polish watchmaker trained by a man named Manek, a fellow prisoner at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp during WWII. Oscar, in between apprenticing for Manek, endured unthinkable conditions and torture under the Nazis, until liberated, when he fled to Switzerland. While there, he furthered his passion for watchmaking and maintenance, and formulated a plan to relocate to …

World Superbike Championships Laguna Seca 2016

Up close at the US round of the motorcycle race

by Justin Kaehler Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the premiere racetracks in North America, if not the world. A perfectly crafted ribbon of asphalt carved through the picturesque hills of Monterey, California, this track has hosted top-level racing series for over 60 years. Though just a little over two miles around, it covers over 180 feet in elevation change and 11 turns. It …

Eight New Watches Under $300

From sporty to minimal, retro to post-modern—our favorite affordable timepieces

Between the Swiss watch industry’s fashion-world-like calendar of annual releases and the awareness boost entrepreneurs receive from crowdfunding platforms, there have never been more options for the wrist. Contrary to popular belief, a beautiful or interesting watch doesn’t need to come with a hefty price tag. Many of the best known brands—Hamilton, Seiko, Citizen for example—all provide options under $300. The following eight selections, however, …