Notes: Baselworld and Trade Show Life

The 100th installment of the watch fair and the weeks we spend as other people

I call it my week of suits. In actuality, it’s my other life. Four years in a row now I’ve woken up in an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, dressed myself quite professionally, hopped on a tram and worked a nine to six or seven job—for one week each year. There are about 30 or 40 back-to-back meetings in that span. Time is dedicated to innovations …

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, …

Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Fast Shipping

You're running out of time, but these ideas will save your skin with super-quick delivery

The last month of the year can get hectic, so it’s no surprise that many of us blink and suddenly it’s late December—and we haven’t bought any gifts yet. Luckily, lots of online retailers understand us slow pokes and offer two-day or overnight shipping. It might come at an additional cost, but that’s the price of being a little disorganized (or spread thin). So, instead …