They’re not for everybody, even today, and I didn’t personally find myself wearing mine all that often, but I still love it and am glad to own one. The unique appeal of the Monsters, and especially of the black-dialed SKX779, was the subject of a recent retrospective by Michael Stockton over at Fratello, and it’s a great look back at a watch that deserves its nickname on one level, but also is starting to look more and more like a modern classic.

Check out the story, right here.