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How Much Will You Spend On The Watch?

September 27, 2016

There are two questions that, as a watch critic, I hate being asked. The first comes with alarming frequency, and is this: ‘What’s your favourite watch?’ Often, before my hand can hit my face, it’s caveated by, ‘I’m sure you get that question all the time…’ Or, ‘you probably don’t have one, but…’ And worst […]

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Why It’s Time To Upgrade A Mechanical Watch

August 25, 2016

If you Google ‘Jeremy Corbyn wristwatch’, you’ll discover that the leader of the opposition (such as it is) wears a quartz Timex. His is a gnarled lump of black plastic on a tatty velcro strap that’s well past its sell-by-date. I’m sure you can see the analogy. Mr Corbyn is not a man likely to […]

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The Best Bronze Watches Suitable For Men

May 10, 2016

Blame the Olympics, but bronze tends to be considered an also-ran. It’s third place on the podium, it’s prehistoric technology. It’s not, for most men, the first choice when picking a watch. But then, most men are magpies, attracted to anything that glitters. And though bronze may lack shine, it’s horology’s most singular metal. Watchmakers […]

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The Best Watch Brands

March 17, 2016

Watches have a lot going for them compared to, say, a coat or pair of trainers. They’re trendproof for the most part, easy to wear (once you heed the golden rule of matching the size of your watchface to your wrist) and they’re available at price points that run the gamut, too – from a […]

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