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The 5 Best Watches Which Are Less Than $10,000

November 2, 2016

You should feel some serious trepidation before pulling the trigger,if five figures is the hard cap for your next timepiece. This is, after all, the world of in-house movements, increasingly convoluted (yet lustworthy) complications, and some of horology’s heaviest hitters. These are the five best watches for under $10,000.With that in mind, our favorite choices […]

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Is A Swiss Made Watch Worth The Money?

October 18, 2016

Despite the many miles of column inches devoted to Swiss luxury watches these days, it still amazes me how little is known about the basics. Don’t get me wrong – watches, certainly those of the mechanical variety, are complex things, and I’ve got no beef with anyone who fails to grasp the finer points of […]

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Best Men’s Travel Watches

October 11, 2016

Forget, for a moment, that your phone can dance between time zones before you’ve even popped your chronometer’s crown. Forget the horrors of airport security manhandling your expensive cogs and gears. Because when you strap on a watch that’s designed to travel, you’re embracing the idea your journey could end somewhere your phone won’t. And […]

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The World Of Watch Modding

October 11, 2016

Ever owned a watch that would be perfect but for one small niggling design element? It might be a date display that brings disharmony to the dial, a bezel that lacks pop, or a set of hands whose lume has faded faster than your bank balance after a trip to Watches of Switzerland. Or maybe […]

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The Hidden Cost Of Owning A Luxury Watch

October 11, 2016

Luxury watch-owning friends of mine are always put out by how much it costs to service a mechanical watch. The tone is always the same. “I spent £5,000 on this watch three years ago, took it back in for a check-up, and they want £500 for a service. Five-hundred quid! That can’t be right. Can […]

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How Watches Went Online

October 11, 2016

The Rolex man looked very pleased with himself. ‘Rolex is joining Twitter!’ he announced, clapping his hands together. ‘But!’ came the warning, ‘ours will be a MONOLOGUE, and not a DIALOGUE!’ Four years on, Rolex has yet to tweet under its official handle. Speaking personally, my follow request is still pending. To be fair to […]

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The Watches Can Change The Game Forever

October 11, 2016

Every now and then a stop-the-press timepiece comes along that sends tremors through the industry. Design strategies have to be recalibrated, a component that has been used in a movement for years is rendered redundant by a new innovation, or the bar is raised when a watch proves its mettle in harsh new terrain – […]

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8 Ways You’re Killing The Watch

October 11, 2016

Part of the appeal of owning a mechanical watch is the fun you have tinkering with it. There’s a tiny machine in that case which requires your daily input to keep it going. But as with any machine, the smallest human error can see it grind to a halt. Whether it’s changing the date at […]

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8 The Best Two-Tone Watches

October 10, 2016

For a long time, the experts said never mix your precious metals – it was a dinner party faux pas, and, for want of a better word, tacky. But rules can change. Even in the watch industry, where trends emerge so slowly they make menswear look fickle. If Geneva’s latched onto something, chances are it’s […]

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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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