A perpetual calendar you can ACTUALLY read the date on.

In watch making, a perpetual calendar function signifies a watch where the date automatically adjusts for each month of the year including leap years. Provided you continue wearing the watch (or keep it on the winder), you will not need to adjust the date until the year 2100 (which is the next exception to the Gregorian Calendar rule). Legibility (or lack of it) can become an issue particularly in complicated watches, where a profusion of subdials and scales can render the watch face unusable. This is where this particular watch…

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Citizen Blue Angels World Chrono is a gift that keeps on giving

Inherited from my late father, this Citizen Eco-Drive World Chronograph A-T is a sight to behold. Since I’m a high school student on a tight-arse budget, I’m very thankful that this could literally be my one and only watch until the day that I died. However, one side-effect of owning it is falling in love with watches. And thank God that I did. Bought on a cruise in 2014 as a result of a spur-of-the-moment midlife crisis-esque urge to become a pilot, this watch is absolutely packed with features. It…

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The Rebirth of Cool

Ollech & Wajs (pronounced: “Oh-leck and Vice”) may not be a brand most people are familiar with. Established in Zurich in 1956, OW enjoyed quite a bit of success selling precision tool and dive watches via mail-order catalogs and military PXs during the time of the Vietnam War; Digging through their back-catalog, it’s not hard to see why. They also made significant technical advancements in the field of dive watches throughout the 1960’s, producing the world’s first 1000m dive watch. However like many of their Swiss brethren, they quickly faded…

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The Defining Time Show – Swiss Watch Gang

Another episode of the Defining Time Show for FifthWrist Radio. Join Anthony (@defining_time) and today’s special guest, Marko from the YouTube channel Swiss Watch Gang (@swisswatchgang). Marko runs and is the face of the Watch YouTube channel Swiss Watch Gang. We have come to love his IG profile for the huge array of haute horology pieces. He has done many reviews of these watches on YouTube and now has a collector’s series on the channel. We talk about the best brands to work with, how much preparation and time goes…

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Hard Use Mission Timer for everyday use

In this day and age if a dive watch is what you seek, there is a multitude of options to select from. Automatic or quartz movement. Of course, the well known and some gems that are as yet not as well known. This is one of those gems, the Diver-1 Mission Timer from Ares Watch Co. Designed and manufactured here in the U.S. is that gem. And yes, this version is a quartz movement that I am totally fine with. My other watches that are automatic were running whacky and…

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RM16 review

Whatever your thoughts are of Richard Mille you cannot deny the fact that his watches polarise opinions amongst us horology nuts. However what if you were given the opportunity to wear one for a few days, for an extended test drive shall we say? Well it just so happens I did in fact take that opportunity to see for myself. A collector and close friend of mine loaned me his RM-16 so I was able to wear it to this years Melbourne Grand Prix back in March. Now the RM-16…

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Colourful is my favorite colour

Encouraged by the recent reviews of quartz watches, I want to show you the first kind of real (?) watch I ever bought … from this purchase on I always check what I – and others – have on the wrist. During my time at university I spent 6 months as an intern at a large public broadcaster based in a small town on the edge of the Black Forest in Germany. In one of the main areas, there was (and still is) a public clock, which fascinated me because…

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Independent Thinking – Conversation with Roni Madhvani

Roni is a great collector of watches, art and design objects and is of one most thoughtful and articulate people we know on the subject. Join us for an honest conversation about Art Deco; vintage Patek and Cartier; personal collecting philosophies, Instagram etiquette and exactly why chronographs are essential for staving off boredom in socially awkward situations. Hope you enjoy this episode! Many thanks to Roni for joining us! Thank you for all the positive reviews & comments on our episodes. We read and appreciate each one! Instagram Recommendations from…

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The Defining Time Show – Collecting Philosophies with Detroit Watch Guy

Another episode of the Defining Time Show for FifthWrist Radio. Join hosts Anthony (@defining_time) and co-host Vinnie (@tellyourtime) as we chat with today’s special guest, Pedro (@detroitwatchguy). We go deep into a discussion on collecting philosophies and how people sometimes don’t see the hard work and discipline that goes into obtaining the watches. How has instagram potentially changed the way people buy watches and do they buy them for themselves or for “The Gram” and the chokehold some brands have on their fans? Pedro makes some fantastic points and gives…

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