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A Citizen for Every Budget
Posted by Jason Swire on November 25, 2020

When you think of Citizen watches, what likely comes to mind are inexpensive quartz watches of little interest to the serious collector. Even the brand name “Citizen” implies wristwatches for the masses, rather than anything exclusive or luxurious. And while Citizen do make a dizzying array of affordably priced watches, much like Seiko, they also […]

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Review

Oris Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer Watch Review (01 690 7735 4063-07 1 22 72FC)
Posted by Nick L. on November 20, 2020

Because of my day job, I’m what many consider a frequent traveler. Thus I’ve spent the majority of my time in the watch collecting hobby searching for the perfect travel watch. On paper, the Oris Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer checked all of my boxes. Read the review to find out if it did in the metal!

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Opinion

Three reasons why the Omega Aqua Terra is the perfect everyday sports watch
Posted by Charles Tian on November 18, 2020

To me, there are a few characteristics required of an everyday watch suitable for any occasion. In order of importance, they are: water resistance, stainless steel construction, a sapphire crystal, and strong lume. Such contenders include just about any stainless steel Rolex, a big reason why the brand has such large mainstream success. The Tudor […]

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Opinion

Five Awesome Tudors That Aren’t Black Bays
Posted by Jason Swire on November 11, 2020

Tudor was once best known as the affordable subsidiary of Rolex, where one could purchase a robust timekeeper sans the luxury and associated price tag of the brand’s big brother. In 2012 that perception began to change with the introduction of the Black Bay collection, Tudor’s most successful modern collection of watches which drew inspiration […]

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Market Assessment

Market Update: Rolex Discontinuations of 2020
Posted by Charles Tian on November 04, 2020

Rolex surprised the watch world in two ways in 2020. Firstly, the fact that we got new releases at all, after a tumultuous first half of the year in which Baselworld was canceled and Rolex shut down their factories for 45 days. Secondly, when Rolex did announce the new 2020 releases on September 1st, the […]

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New Watches

New Watches: Montblanc, Citizen, Huawei, Christopher Ward, and Others
Posted by Robert Farago on November 02, 2020

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock LE – $16,900 Nope. Not “rock” as in crystal meth. And not actual rock either. New watch alert! The Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock’s case is made from carbon glass which is, you guessed it, a mixture of carbon fiber and fiberglass. The resulting striations – grey in the upper layer and black […]

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Breitling: Surprisingly Affordable
Posted by Jason Swire on October 28, 2020

Breitling occupies a rather unique niche in the world of luxury watches. The brand is strongly linked with aviation, and unlike many of its competitors who focus on the clean legibility of a classic 3-hander “pilot’s watch”, Breitling tends more towards providing as much functionality as possible. Chronographs are their forte, sometimes even paired with […]

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New Watches

New Watches: Panerai, TAG Heuer, Chopard and Others
Posted by Robert Farago on October 26, 2020

Panerai Radiomir Venti LE – $6500 Panerai’s relationship with the paneristi.com reminds me of the Joker’s comeback to Batman: “I made you, you made me.” No question: the brand’s online fanbase elevated the once-Italian-now-Swiss brand into the realm of expensive luxury watches. New watch alert! Panerai’s released a “tribute” to their cult with a retro cushion-case special edition. The […]

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Review

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph Review
Posted by Owen T. on October 23, 2020

In my last post, I touched on the Lange 1 and wrote about whether I felt it was worth its salt. Today, I’ll be taking a closer look another highly coveted piece from the manufacture – the 1815 Chronograph. A close friend of mine happens to own a 3rd generation 1815 Chronograph in white gold […]

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Opinion

Collection Concept: 3 Watches for $3K
Posted by Charles Tian on October 21, 2020

The proposition of a three-watch collection for $3,000 has always been interesting to me. At an average of $1,000 per watch, it’s a price point where you’ve graduated from watch newbie options like a Seiko 5, but also not yet ready to step up to the offerings of typical luxury watch brands we might think […]

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New Watches

New Watches: TAG Heuer, Chopard, IWC, and Others
Posted by Robert Farago on October 19, 2020

TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph – $6750 New watch alert! TAG Heuer Finally Equips Its Iconic Monaco Chronograph With a Bracelet After 20 Years hypebeast.com pronounces. Uh guys? There’s a reason for that. Steve McQueen’s dopey-looking time machine looks even dopier on a steel bracelet. That said, buyers will glom onto the Monaco’s re-entry  into the luxury steel sports watch category, elegance […]

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A Seiko for Every Budget
Posted by Jason Swire on October 14, 2020

There’s a good reason Seiko has become the household name it is today, even among those who do not collect or even wear watches. The company has been around for a very long time, beginning its life as a humble watch and jewelry shop in Ginza, Tokyo in 1881 and shortly afterwards adopting the name […]

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