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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 […]

Independent Watchmaking: Speake Marin Spirit Pioneer

January 5, 2012

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As the wife will attest, beyond my love for her, there will always be that special place in my heart (and holes in my wallet) for established watch maisons; but lately I’ve been finding myself in the quiet caress of the independent watchmaker. They say the wandering eye has been the downfall of many relationships […]

The Best Looking Quartz Watch: Uniform Wares 250 Series Wristwatch

October 26, 2011

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War, what is it good for? Definitely not absolutely nothing. Wrist watches for one, they got invented during the first World War. Lord knows but I’m guessing it’s not particularly healthy to stop as bullets whizz by while you try to fish your pocket watch from your trench coat (yes, the first trench coat was […]

How to Buy Watches for Any Occasion

October 3, 2011

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First off, I’d to apologise for my prolonged absence (travel) and begin (sort of) the week on a high note of usefulness to as many readers as possible- Many weblogs seem to only pay attention to big name marques (understandable when you need to pander to advertisers), as an honest (I’d like to think so) […]

Old School New Watches: Nixon SAM and Bell & Ross BR S

June 9, 2011

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New Vintage Look: Nixon Sam and Bell & Ross Watches Vintage, military and aviation style watches have been all the rage. Beginning with an opening salvo of NATO strapped military Burberry watches and then culminating with Australian cult brand Nixon, it’s proof in the pudding that form follows function. Taking design cues and influences from […]

Dress Above Your Paygrade: Vintage Bulova Art Deco Watches

June 8, 2011

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When it comes to shopping for a great looking luxury watch, it can be a bit of a challenge to dress above your paygrade. At themonsieur.com, I’m often accused of supporting those “Impractical ten thousand dollar watch brands” and today, I’m here to correct that by sharing a collector’s open secret- Bulova. Suffering from a […]

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