In the world of watchmaking, a moon phase watch is one of those types of timepieces that always captures people’s imaginations. However, there’s also a sense that they’re incredibly expensive, which is technically true. But the world of moon phase displays isn’t exclusive to Omega Speedmasters, Rolexes, Jaeger-Lecoultre, and any other monolithic Swiss legacy brand you can think of. There are moon phase wristwatches out there that are both affordable and incredibly beautiful.
A good majority of watch collectors out there owe a debt of gratitude to Fossil watches. For many of us, a Fossil was our first watch – whether it was gifted or self purchased. What I always find interesting when reflecting on that idea is how quickly the watchfam can hiss and boo at a watch brand that has such a core identify in both modern timekeeping as well as foundational watch collecting. When did it become cool to hate the things that helped define your journey as an enthusiast?