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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, […]

Luxe for Less: Zenith Elite vs. Orient Bambino

March 3, 2013

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The last time I did a rich man watch poor man watch story- it pit the Rolex Submariner vs a Citizen 7 Diver. If it’s not already obvious, I’m not going to be comparing movements and build quality because that would be like comparing apples and oranges. Instead, what I’m trying to establish is this- We […]

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 […]

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, […]

MB&F Thunderbolt Given New Life: HM4 Razzle Dazzle Watch

February 20, 2012

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I was talking about watches for Top Guns not too long ago. And then someone like Maximilian Busser & Friends comes along and outright builds a watch that is a “Top Gun” itself rather than just worn by one. If the original MB&F number four didn’t steal (and own) your gaze this one will. Cold […]

Guide to Homage Watches: Breguet Classique Vs. Raymond Weil Maestro

January 23, 2012

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Homages. They’re often a point of contention; to a watch snob- there’s a thin (mostly non existent) line between a homage watch and a cheap fake (some might be expensive but seriously, they’re all cheap copies); to others and dependent on where you fall on the watch connoisseur spectrum, you’re either a collector who appreciates […]

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