We’ve All Been There

There they are. The delivery guy with that box you’ve been waiting for. Pangs of excitement run down your spine, a touch of fear grips you, but you’re ready. The doorbell rings, you collect yourself, act unexcited when you sign the slip – you are an adult after all – close the door and turn […]
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What Defines A Handmade Mechanical Watch In The Modern World?

To this day, when most people think about luxury watches they picture a little white-haired man in a white lab coat bent over a workbench against the backdrop of snowy Alps busily filing away at watch parts. It’s a lovely picture, but not very representative of the modern – or even necessarily traditional – watch industry. While that picturesque watchmaker may have existed 200 or 300 years ago, chances are that he was not making an entire watch, but rather specialized components for one. The archetypal image of a watchmaker:…

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Edifice EFR571DB-1A1

Casio’s Edifice collection offers a surprising amount of features for the money. The new Edifice EFR571DB-1A1 comes with a 44 mm diameter stainless steel case, a matching stainless bracelet, and offers a Japanese made quartz movement that features the time, a second time zone, and a chronograph — for under $150. On the dial, the color scheme is black, gray, and red with Sword-shaped hour and minute hands, and a needle-shaped sweeping central seconds hand. At 6 o’clock is a large display dedicated to chronograph seconds, accented by a red-to-black…

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Watch Collecting Tips from Our Interview with Kelly Klee

We obviously talk a lot about watches here at Bob’s – everything from what the celebrities are wearing to what to buy and how to care for your watch. But our friends at Kelly Klee are focused on a different aspect of watches: how to insure them. As a private client insurance brokerage, Kelly Klee helps clients insure their valuables, such as art collections, vintage cars, vacation homes, and luxury watches. Recently, we spoke to the folks at Kelly Klee to talk all about watches. We discuss everything from getting…

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Value Proposition – Seiko Prospex Street Series Urban Safari SRPE29K1 & SRPE31K1

When it comes to value for the money and efficient dive watches, Seiko is not an alternative, it’s one of the definitive choices. Mixing accessible prices with superior quality and entirely in-house construction, entry-level Seiko Prospex watches are never a bad choice. And while you can choose to go classic with a Samurai or a Turtle watch, the brand has recently launched more urban alternatives… No less powerful and capable, but with a design and colours better fitted for the concrete jungle than the depth of the oceans. Let’s take a…

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My Watch Story: A Rolex Explorer From The 1950s, A Commemorative Seiko Lord Marvel, A Universal Geneve From King Faisal Of Saudi Arabia, And More

1. Pick one watch that is very special to you, and get your camera phone ready.
2. Record a video telling us your most interesting or meaningful story about your watch. Let’s say 2-3 minutes is the sweet spot – if you go longer, that’s okay. (And please remember to introduce yourself: your name and where you are from.)
3. Get creative, keep it clean, and have fun! 
4. Take some photos on the wrist and a few shots of the watch so that we can proudly display them on our site. Horizontal, please.
5. To share your video and photos, you can either A) upload here; or B) upload to your preferred large file transfer service and send a link to mywatchstory@hodinkee.com.

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Hands-on: Spinnaker Boettger

As someone with first-hand experience of the Sinn 809, I know all too well that there are plenty of fans of the original who have been calling for a reissue or homage of this distinctive watch. Of course, ‘plenty of fans’ in the niche world of watch enthusiasts doesn’t always mean enough potential buyers to […]
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Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech 44mm (PAM1118)

Share this: Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech 44mm (PAM1118) The Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech 44mm (PAM1118) perpetuates the brand’s reputation for making watches with incredible nocturnal visibility. Indeed, with this latest watch, Panerai has employed a new generation of Super-LumiNova, ‘X1’, to deliver an unprecedented degree of luminescence paired with a cutting-edge Carbotech case. Panerai and luminescent visibility have been inextricably linked since 1913. The Florentine company supplied the Royal Italian Navy with various precision instruments, including timing mechanisms, depth gauges and mechanical calculators. In addition, Panerai produced luminous devices for…

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