Swiss Newcomer Norqain Introduces (Relatively) Affordable Independence 20 With Upmarket Movement

Buzzwords like tradition, precision, and prestige often come to mind when mentioning the time-honored Swiss watch industry. This comes as no surprise to anyone involved in the industry, especially with luxury giants like Patek Philippe, Rolex, Omega, and other famous names shining their bright lights over the whole horological landscape. Having withstood industry shifts ranging from the quartz crisis to the release of the Apple Watch, the world of Swiss watchmaking continues to stand for long-lasting quality, keeping loyal fans and collectors coming back for more. With watchmaking icons that…

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The Giorgio Fedon 1919 Skywalker is so weird it just might work

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Hanging out on Massdrop I spotted something that is just weird enough – and cheap enough – to be worth a second look. It’s called the Giorgio Fedon 1919 Skywalker and it costs $179 for a 24-jewel SII Japan NH39 movement inside a case that owes allegiance to the Panerai brigade. The watch, which comes in multiple colors, features a standard face with open balance wheel and an odd little 24-hour dial at about 10 o’clock. There is no date window but it has a crown…

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Rui Hachimura x G-Shock

G-Shock partnered with the first Japanese-born player to ever be taken in the NBA Draft, Rui Hachimura, to create a special edition G-Shock G-Steel timepiece. The Rui Hachimura x G-Shock G-Steel GST-B100RH-1A is built on the existing G-Steel collection — which we reviewed here and wrote about here — giving it a bespoke look. This is the Washington Wizards small forward/power forward’s first year as a professional basketball player, and he will play his first playoff game today (following the restart of the 2019-2020 NBA season yesterday). Prior to the…

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Iconic, Stylish, and Affordable Timex Watches – Now Available at the Windup Watch Shop

If you asked a complete stranger to name a watch brand, besides being a little taken aback, it’s quite likely that they’d say Timex. A true household name in the world of watches, Timex is known for their affordable, approachable, and always fun timepieces, and respected for their long and significant history. Rarely do you […]
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Face-to-Face – Rolex Submariner 116610LN vs Omega Seamaster Diver 300m

In the world of diver’s watches, there are two major ones, two that are well known to you and even to many people who are absolutely not into watches. Sure, there are quite a few iconic dive watches, impressive dive watches, but in reality, taking sales numbers into account, the two best-known and most recognizable dive watches are the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster. We’re going to have a face-off with the Rolex Submariner 116610LN and the Bond watch, the blue version of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m that…

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Casio Updates Edifice

Casio’s Edifice collection gets an update in August when Casio America adds this EFR571DB-1A1 to its online and in-store offerings. The new model carries on the overall look of the existing EQB-500 and ECB-900 families, but adds a few new, dressier stylistic edges. The new Casio Edifice EFR571DB-1A1 The collection’s sporty, racing-focused functionality is still here, but compared to its predecessors specifically within the 570 EFR series, this model offers far fewer seconds and split-seconds markers, resulting in a significantly cleaner dial and clearer tachymeter bezel. With the new dial…

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Luminiscencia como nunca la viste

Relojes que iluminan las 12 horas. Marcas que convierten la iluminación en nuevo savoir-faire. La SuperLuminova evoluciona y también llegan nuevos colores y pigmentos como la X1 SuperLuminova de Panerai, la SuperLuminova C3 de Bell & Ross, la LumiSuperBiwiNova de Roger Dubuis, o el poderoso material luminiscente de Black Badger y el gas de tritio en el sistema tubular de Ball Watch. La fosforescencia salta más allá de la carátula. Nuevas formas de iluminar los relojes y la hora. Luminiscencia como nunca la viste. Tags: Ball Watch Engineer III Marverlight…

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BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends 31 July, 2020

July has been a rather exciting month because Tudor has finally announced the highly anticipated follow-up to the first Black Bay 58 of 2018. I am, of course, referring to the Black Bay 58 “Navy Blue.” It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it’s Tudor giving fans what they want, and it will no doubt be one of the hottest watches of the year. Still on the topic of dive watches, we also asked a trained commercial diver if saturation divers absolutely need a watch with a helium escape valve to go diving.…

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Auction Report: Rolex Daytona John Player Special Sells For £1.2 Million At Sotheby's

The ongoing pandemic has caused many businesses to shift to an online environment, with workers convening for meetings, coffee breaks, and even company happy hours within the context of a Zoom session. Everybody’s had to adapt, so it’s not completely surprising that we’ve seen online auctions, which have been around for some time, grow in prominence and set new records of their own. 
Earlier today in London, for the third time since April, Sotheby’s broke its own record for a watch sold in an online auction when the 18-karat gold John Player Special ref. 6264 you see here sold for £1,215,000 including buyer’s premium (or $1,545,723). But that’s not all: This also marks the new record price for a Daytona John Player Special sold at auction, as well as the record for a watch auctioned in the United Kingdom.

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Grand Seiko opens Studio Shizukuishi

Grand Seiko opened a new studio dedicated to the production of its mechanical timepieces on July 20th, 2020 in a ceremony that took place simultaneously at the Wako building in Tokyo and at the studio in Shizukuishi. All of the mechanical watch assembly and adjustments for Grand Seiko mechanical timepieces will take place in Shizukuishi going forward. In Tokyo, Shinji Hattori, the Chairman and CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation, was joined by the studio’s distinguished architect, Kengo Kuma, while, in Shizukuishi, the Governor of Iwate Prefecture, Takuya Tasso, was in…

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