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Is Hublot a Serious Watchmaker?

January 5, 2016

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“It’s a slick, heavily marketed brand!” echos the common refrain from the novice collector looking to impress his veteran betters. Perhaps for a time, it might even have been considered true; But if there was any doubt whether Hublot was a serious watchmaker, the question was definitively answered in 2010. And the answer was, “Yes.” The […]

Italian Watchmaking: Temporanea Manifattura Fiorillo 3882 AUTOMATICO PVD

November 12, 2015

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It all began in 2009, when Federico Fiorillo wanted to realise a small batch of limited production timepieces for a group of friends and fellow collectors. Beginning with the first, the 1895, using new old stock Hamilton movements, it was a collection with planned production of 77 pieces. As an Italian watchmaker, special attention is paid […]

Won’t Cost You an Arm and Leg, but will Look Like it Did: Seiko x Nano Bespoke Black StealthChrono

November 11, 2015

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Earlier in May 2015, Seiko released a collaborative series of divers with Japanese clothing retailer Nano to great success. It was a collection of 6 limited-edition, stylishly monochromatic watches under their Spirit line. The 46mm timepieces came in stainless in varying combinations of brushed or bead blasted finishing and as far as divers watches go, they were reminiscent […]

The Rolex for the Man who Loves Rolex but Wants to Stand Out

August 28, 2015

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Anyone will swear by the enduring quality of Rolex. Your father had one, as did his and we all aspire to one in general. However, this well-founded desire for the brand sired by Hans Wilsdorf has led to its ubiquity and the surfeit growth of smaller boutique brands looking to individualise the iconic signature aesthetics […]

Buyer’s Guide: 5 Affordable Cool Watches

June 24, 2015

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Let’s face it, watches can be expensive. In fact, Australian Economist Jason Collins currently attempting his PHD at the University of Western Australia recently wrote a thesis which opined that consumption of luxury wristwatches was a modern phenomenon which had a natural, evolutionary foundation – that of, to use Pick Up Artist parlance: “peacocking”. In essence, conspicuous consumption […]

5 Legendary Chronographs You Need to Own

May 29, 2015

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As a metaphor, chronographs are a delightful mechanism which allow you to start and stop time in order to record its passing. As a matter of technical expertise, your actuation of that function doesn’t literally stop time’s relentless march, the small seconds counter continues to monitor time’s passage in real time. As a subject of […]

5 Mechanical Watches Under $500 That Look Like $5000

May 21, 2015

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The realm of mechanical watchmaking is steeped in a lot of labourious handcrafts which tend to increase retail prices beyond what is defensible (to the wife or girlfriend) of the average consumer or for the young professional beginning his first real job. Thanks to Kickstarter and a handful of other watchmakers outside Switzerland, you can get […]

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