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Omega and James Bond: Overview and Live Pricing
Posted by Charles T. on September 16, 2020

Omega’s partnership with the James Bond franchise has been one of the most prominent features of luxury watches in popular culture in recent memory. Since GoldenEye in 1995, James Bond has worn an Omega (or multiple Omegas) on his wrist as he saves Great Britain and everyone else from the world’s most dangerous supervillains. The […]

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New Watches

New Watches: Audemars Piguet, Timex, Frederique Constant, G-Shock, and Others
Posted by Robert Farago on September 14, 2020

BALL Engineer II Timetrekker – $2,430 (Pre-order) I’ve chronicled my difficulties buying a BALL watch. New watch alert! The next day, I received an email asking if I wanted to review a BALL watch. So someone at BALL is on the Ball. Meanwhile, the new BALL Engineer II Timetrekker is a GMT for dummies. The second time zone […]

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Market Assessment

Rolex Hulk Prices Skyrocket $5,000 Overnight
Posted by John H. on September 08, 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would’ve heard of the new suite of watches that Rolex announced on the 1st of September 2020. Likened to the Second Coming, images of the new suite of watches spread like wildfire on social media platforms. Particularly, the Submariner collection finally received its first update in 8 […]

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New Watches

New Watches: Rolex, Ball, Grand Seiko, Richard Mille, and Others
Posted by Robert Farago on September 07, 2020

Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold on Oysterflex Bracelet – $41,500 New watch alert! Actually, new bracelet alert! Actually, new Rolex – bracelet combination alert! Wait. Has Rolex become so important to the watch world that attaching an existing Oysterflex bracelet to an existing Sky-Dweller passes for news? Obviously. So I’ll just say one word about the result: donk . […]

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Review

AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Blakeslee Chronograph (AV-4077-11 Legion) – Both Kinds of Pilot’s Watch
Posted by Nick L. on September 02, 2020

There are pilot’s watches, and then there are pilot’s watches. The first type is a watch that is styled after something that a pilot would have worn back when a legible and accurate watch was a critical tool to safely take an airplane to its destination. The second type is a watch influenced by aviation styling elements, that is intended to evoke the emotion of being inside or around really cool or significant airplanes. Blending the two worlds is their new P-51 Mustang Blakeslee Chronograph.

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New Watches

New Watches: Seiko, Sternglas, Longines, Bvlgari, and Others
Posted by Robert Farago on August 31, 2020

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series – $1000 New watch alert! Seiko’s moving up in the world – away from the smartwatches eating their lunch at the bottom of the market. To that end, the Japanese watchmaker’s pumping up the volume on their Presage line. The Sharp Edged Series ditches the [non-diving] watches’ stubby lugs and meh cases for a  case […]

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Review

Seiko Prospex “Safari Tuna” Review (SBDY059, SRPE29K1) – What’s Wrong with being Fashionable?
Posted by Nick L. on August 28, 2020

If the Tuna shape wasn’t polarizing enough, the color will definitely divide people. A few of my friends actually accused me of buying a fashion watch, but I went for it anyway. Did it hold up to the Prospex reputation, or did Seiko put form before function? Keep reading to find out!

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Market Assessment

Rolex Price Appreciation and Watches Below Retail
Posted by Charles T. on August 26, 2020

These days, the Rolex brand has become synonymous with long dealer waitlists and aftermarket markups. In this post, we take a look at the history of Rolex price appreciation, and present some current models available near or below retail price. The chart below depicts asking prices and volume of all Rolex trade activity on a […]

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New Watches

New Watches: Citizen, Accutron, Monta, Seiko, and Others
Posted by Robert Farago on August 24, 2020

Citizen Super Titanium Armor – $650 Citizen watches tend to be busier than popcorn on a skillet. That said, the Citizen Eco-Drive One was a two-handed minimalist masterpiece, now available at a significant discount (no surprise there). New watch alert! For just $650, Citizen’s new Super Titanium Armor Chrono will scratch that itch and time your boiled eggs. We’re talking about . . […]

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Market Assessment

Omega: Surprisingly Affordable
Posted by Charles T. on August 19, 2020

Omega watches make some of the most compelling buys on the secondary market. While priced comparably to Rolex at MSRP, you can avoid depreciation and get a significant discount when going the pre-owned route. And with a broad range of offerings from the Moonwatch to limited edition world timers and collaborations with Obris and James […]

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Review

Mitch Mason Chronicle Review – They Call this a Beater Watch?
Posted by Nick L. on August 17, 2020

The first line of text on the Mitch Mason website says that the Chronicle is “the perfect daily beater.” After a week of wear, did it turn out to be a beater? Keep reading to find out.

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New Watches

New Watches: ERA, TAG Heuer, Audemars Piguet, and Others
Posted by Robert Farago on August 17, 2020

ERA Hyperion – $1938 New watch alert! A tourbillon has no horological value in a modern wristwatch. It’s pure theater. Given CAD/CAM, 3D printing and the like, it was only a matter of time before Chinese IP thieves artisans figured out how to bring the spinny thing down from high horology’s Mount Olympus to the masses. Via Wallace’s rocket ship! Now available, the ERA […]

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