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Best Value Art Deco Gent’s Watch: Hamilton Flintridge Limited Edition

April 9, 2014

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I’m not a horology snob even though my day job requires that I don the guise of one. That said, while I am saddened by the demise and subsequent acquisition of many watch brands- such is life, I am very happy whenever someone with heritage worth a damn re-issues an archive piece. In this case, […]

Basel 2014: Not Your Usual Omega Speedmaster

April 7, 2014

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There’s a very short list when it comes to famous chronographs: Universal’s Compax, Zenith’s El Primero, Rolex’s Daytona (also powered, previously, by El Primero) and Cosmograph, Heuer’s Carrera (before TAG acquisition) and Breitling’s Navitimer BUT head above them all, resting before on the moon itself is one chronograph- the Omega Speedmaster Professional. After exhaustive tests […]

Historical Elegance: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

October 7, 2013

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There are few watches which can boast genuine aviation pedigree and the Longines Avigation Oversize Crown is one such sample of elegant aesthetics and aviator functionality. More than a reproduction of the original Longines model created in the 1920s, the all new timepiece with 41mm diameter and ‘flight-legible’ dial with white numerals and gold-plated lumed […]

Watchmaking: Kari Voutilainen Vingt-8R

April 19, 2013

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It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 2 years since independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen created a manufacture movement that revolutionised watching by using two escape wheels to engage the balance thereby reducing wear and energy consumption versus the usual lever escapement. Thus it came to pass in 2011 that the calibre 28 movement would find a […]

Modern, Cool & Mechanical: Seven Friday

March 8, 2013

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When Richard Mille watches first appeared on the scene- it was one of those horological wonders that I would never be afford and even if I could, never justify to the wife. I’m not comparing the Seven Friday watch to RM, far from it. It’s just that in terms of modern, cool and mechanical timepieces, […]

The Monsieur & Worn&Wound: A Guide to NATO watch straps

November 25, 2012

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I think it’s fantastic when watch reviewers like worn&wound start to parlay their immaculate tastes into curating some top end accessories and accoutrements for our beloved timepieces. Yes, the once humble blog on the watch industry has branched into launching their online store and creating a selection of NATO straps between two collections: the Model […]

The Monsieur Buyers’ Guide: Stylish Automatic Dress Watches For Any Budget

May 30, 2012

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Whether you’re a first time shopper or veteran watch collector, shopping for automatic dress watches is never easy (well, it IS easy if you have an unlimited budget). Buying a watch is really a cost benefit style analysis and often a true watch aficionado will compare the value of the movements to the price tag […]

The Individualist: Bamford Watch Department SE Submariner California

May 17, 2012

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A while back, when I was writing for a certain men’s magazine, I was called and instructed by Rolex to pull a story; as an independent media owner writer now, I have no such restrictions and this is a story I find important enough to talk about: Customised Rolex Watches. For the last few issues I’ve […]

Classic Elegance: Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Heure Sautante

March 15, 2012

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Many have often written off Bell & Ross as an overpriced 46mm square “aviation-inspired” watch brand with stock ETA movements. Others (like myself) have waited in quiet reverence for the day to finally arrive- The Vintage WW1 Heure Sautante from Bell & Ross. A grand complication with the simplest of dials, B&R’s latest collection stands proudly, […]

Cartier Watches: A Luxe Investment? Calibre de Cartier Astrotourbillon Says Yes.

February 21, 2012

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I’m not being snobbish when I tell you that I’ve never considered Cartier as a watch manufacture. In fact, I believe that you would be hard pressed to find watch enthusiasts who would classify Cartier timepieces as haute horlogerie; and while aficionados will be spitballing premiere marquee names like Patek Philippe (the inventor of the […]

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