Another new month means another large influx of bespoke horological items in the aBlogtoWatch Store! We’re excited to introduce you to six new gear pieces created by Team aBlogtoWatch particularly for you, our watch-loving community. When Ariel and the team created our first luminous shirt – our best-selling product to date, worn by fellow watch enthusiasts all over the world – the goal was to create an item that would convey one’s appreciation for and taste in watches and watchmaking in a unique way, a new and affordable way of sharing one’s passion for horology with the world.
Six new varieties of our animated horological gear have been added to our collection today: two glow-in-the-dark, two ABTW-themed, and two inspired by a classic dial.
To be honest, seeing your requests for aBlogtoWatch logo gear in the comments and direct messages warmed our hearts! We were only too delighted to oblige with two minimalist solutions once you asked. A black round-neck T-shirt and a black sweatshirt, both with the same comfortable and high-quality base as our bright T-shirt. It’s the fundamental aBlogtoWatch crew clothing, with our silver-red aBlogtoWatch emblem situated over the heart (where it belongs) and unique aBlogtoWatch neck label. The same 100 percent OCS certified ring-spun cotton basis that so many of you know and love from our luminous shirts is used in this design. Support aBlogtoWatch by purchasing an aBlogtoWatch T-shirt for $45, which includes free FedEx Global Priority shipping.
The perfect crew neck to express your support for aBlogtoWatch is our ABTW sweatshirt. It’s constructed of 100 percent certified organic cotton and feels both sturdy and comfortable, making it great for spring/summer wear. These soft sweatshirts, unlike more usual mixed fabric crew necks – where cotton is blended with polyester – don’t feel stuffy or uncomfortable, even when worn without a T-shirt underneath, and their fabric doesn’t grow puffy as soon as polyester-mixed clothing. We made sure to maintain our efforts to exclusively obtain base materials of very exceptional quality and a reduced ecological footprint, as certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS 210865). Get one of our aBlogtoWatch logo crewnecks for $69.00 with free FedEx Global Priority shipping from aBlogtoWatch.
The image you see above is real. That’s how brilliantly our luminous shirts shine after being charged with sunshine or a powerful light source for even a few seconds (10-15 seconds). Everyone on the aBlogtoWatch team likes a good lume, and all of our luminous gear is inspired by timepieces that continue to astonish us even when there’s no light left to shine on them. However, we had no idea shirts could so beautifully duplicate even the brightest luminescent dials found on the greatest divers’ watches out there until we started making our own horological gear. Rolex Chromalight, Seiko Lumibrite, or Panerai Luminor? All of this is complemented by the incredible paint we sourced specially for these shirts from a European pai
The first of the two additions is inspired by the luminous bezel pip that is an integral part of every ISO 6425 certified diver’s watch. This T-shirt will appear abstract to ordinary people – and a clear message to fellow watch aficionados – because it is surrounded by the red triangle that frames the luminous marker on so many great watches throughout history. Dive watches are naturally cool (we wrote about their intriguing history here in 2014) and similarly enjoyable – and even when coupled with your favourite diver’s watch, this shirt will not fade in comparison. The aBlogtoWatch Store has this super-bright luminous T-shirt for $49, which includes free FedEx Global Priority shipping.
The second of our bright T-shirt additions pays homage to the simple subsidiary seconds featured on antique and new diver’s watches. This luminous crosshair with only four rectangular markers is separated by white non-luminous markers, a design that many people are familiar with. When worn over the heart in a smaller size, it’s a nice accessory that lets people who should know – fellow watch enthusiasts – know you’re one of them. And the fact that it glows in the dark is the frosting on the cake. The aBlogtoWatch Store has this laid-back, yet super-bright luminous T-shirt for $49, which includes free FedEx Global Priority shipping.
Two “Tribue To The Wave Dial” T-shirts round out our six new horological wear offerings. The pattern pays homage to fan-favorite dive watches out there – watches that aBlogtoWatch Team members have also owned and enjoyed over the years – while also hinting to the relationship between divers’ watches and the boundless seas. The applied wave design is extremely complicated for two reasons: first, to achieve the sophisticated aesthetic associated with high-end divers’ watches, and second, to ensure that these are extremely comfortable to wear. These waves, unlike shirts with huge patterns, are durable but thin, allowing air to pass between each line. We want these to be the ideal spring/summer T-shirt, and a sweaty huge print isn’t going to help us achieve that. The prints are always blue, as they should be, and come in a brilliant yellow or a pristine white base. If you like diver’s watches – or are a fan of a diving watch hero that needs no introduction – get this fantastic and fun T-shirt from the aBlogtoWatch Store for $45, which includes free FedEx Global Priority shipping.
Our joint goal with each item in the aBlogtoWatch Store was to go above and above and produce one-of-a-kind horologically inspired things. We worked hard to achieve the high standards we expect from the items we review, while also keeping in mind the goal of making each product an affordable way to experience and share your passion for famous timepieces and watchmaking. The aBlogtoWatch crew has scoured hundreds of T-shirt and sweatshirt manufacturers in search of a modest printing workshop that can accommodate our unique designs and developments…
…all in the hopes of providing a new source of support for our readership. If you enjoy aBlogtoWatch and want to express your admiration for watches, or if you want to surprise a fellow watch enthusiast with a unique gift, we hope you’ll appreciate one or more of our handmade gifts. We are really happy of their design and execution, as well as the tremendous support our Store has got thus far.