Photo Report: RedBar Chicago

If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for reminiscing and documenting backstories. The pictures in this post do just that. They were taken by various members of the Commonwealth Crew over the past (almost) two years. Some were shot with cameras, but most with just a cameraphone. But what they all have in common is they were all shot in the presence of friends and all “for the love of Horology.”

Full Set: Jules Jürgensen Sea Diver

It can be argued watches aren’t made like they used to be… I think the same debate can be had about watch boxes and their accompanying paperwork. To me, modern day guarantees – with their barcodes and holograms – fail to capture the charm of an old warranty filled out with an ink pen in cursive…

Orange Crush: James’ DOXA

You may not know the name James Lamdin, but I’ll bet you’ve heard of the company he founded: analog/shift. Chances are you’re one of the almost 60K followers of @analogshift on Instagram. Their eclectic mix of fresh-to-market watches offer something for everyone: From off-the-beaten-path, funky 70s chronographs and bygone-era dress timepieces to always-popular Speedys and grail Rolex Sport models.…

Seeing is Believing: Eric’s Tissot

Eric always wears a watch: At the gym, on the running path, and especially in the office. Last summer, when the crystal cracked on his ‘work’ watch – a Hugo Boss model – he decided to forego repairing it and instead just buy a brand-new timepiece. Around this time, Eric’s plate was pretty full: He’s an…