Browsing All posts tagged under »horology«

5 Watches which Look Expensive But Aren’t

January 25, 2015

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In the rarefied realm of watchmaking, the most interesting timepieces are borne of complex, almost hypnotic mechanical constructs. From Breguet’s La Tradition to MB&F’s Legacy machine, the exposure of breathing, movement balance wheels and assorted gearwork has created an appeal beyond natural desire; that said, the only thing which stops us, is the price. But […]

Build Any Watch You Want with Seiko 5

September 20, 2014

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Thanks to Hodinkee and Top Gear, you might have heard of former Morgan Motor Company Designer Turned Bespoke Watchmaker Matthew Humphries. Working with Penelope Jordan, this entry-level watch modder starts with a Seiko base and then adds specially designed dials with an aesthetic reminiscent of car dashboard readouts. The thing is, I have no issues with […]

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 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 […]

Danger Zone: SIHH 2012 IWC Collection for Top Guns

February 5, 2012

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To those of you born in my era, I can almost hear the collective grown at the obvious “Danger Zone” pun. To you I say- HUSH. I’m referring to the Danger Zone only in terms of how close I am to spend money set aside for the mortgage on one of the new IWC Pilot […]

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