Patek Philippe 5164a Aquanaut Travel Time Watch

Crisis. A Patek Philippe butterfly clasp is covered with hairline scratches. Was it my doing? Incredulously, I realize that it was handed to me in this condition. I find myself torn between a feeling of shock and happiness. The same clasp is worth more than a top piece or two in my own collection, and […] Visit Patek Philippe 5164a Aquanaut Travel Time Watch to read the full article.

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#TBT Weirdo Movement In Citizen Challenge Golf Watch

I’m not a big golf fan. Until yesterday, I couldn’t even tell my bogeys from my eagles. But I am a huge enthusiast when it comes to creative watch movements. And I don‘t just mean Haute Horology. I like it when manufacturers are creative with everyday-kind-of-watches. You can easily overlook Citizen Challenge Golf. But you should not and in today’s #TBT you’ll learn why. To frame your expectations, today’s discovery belongs to the group of slightly bizarre, but truly amusing complications. Their practicality or usability is questionable. Their reputation? Practically…

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Hands-On With Hanhart Mk 1 And TwinControl Chronographs

Vintage Hanhart chronographs are a solid part of many vintage watch auctions. A strong military heritage, Steve McQueen’s endorsement, and striking visuals mean they have become quite sought after. Today we will look at the two modern reinterpretations. The smaller monopusher Hanhart Mk 1 and double pusher Hanhart TwinControl. I remember when I first learned […] Visit Hands-On With Hanhart Mk 1 And TwinControl Chronographs to read the full article.

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Fortis Flieger F-43 Bicompax Chronograph Is A Blueprint For The Future

It’s the 13th of the month. You know what that means, right? That means it’s Fortis day. And to celebrate this, the very first Fortis day, we bring you news of the Fortis Flieger F-43 Bicompax chronograph. I was lucky enough to see the upcoming models from Fortis what seems like a lifetime ago at the Inhorgenta fair in Munich back in February. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to suppress my excitement. I love color. I really can’t get enough of brands trying something new and fully committing to…

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Wrist Game Or Crying Shame: TAG Heuer Monaco CS2110

Welcome back to Wrist Game or Crying Shame where you choose stop, start, or reset. This week we travel back to 1997 to look at a TAG Heuer Monaco CS2110. But first… Just when I think I know my constituency, you guys throw me for a serious loop. Such was the case with last week’s Omega De Ville Power Reserve with the epic Brick bracelet. In a nod to the Commodores, let’s just say you saw this watch as a “Brick House,” because you let it all hang out in…

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Platinum-Gold Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Watch

Have you ever dreamed of being a super spy? Have you ever wondered what watch you might wear if that career should become your daily grind? Well, perhaps we have an answer for you. At least when it comes to counting cards and flinging chips all over the board in the casinos you’d no doubt […] Visit Platinum-Gold Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Watch to read the full article.

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Hands-On With the Seiko Presage SPB173J1 Limited Edition Watch

When it comes to Seiko, quite a lot of my focus goes to the Prospex collection. With a string of great new Prospex releases, I almost tend to forget that over the last couple of months, we have also seen a significant number of Seiko Presage releases featuring unique dials. The handmade enamel and porcelain dials are often breathtaking evidence of incredible craftsmanship. I had the change to go hands-on with the Seiko Presage SPB173J1 Boutique Limited Edition with a beautiful green enamel dial. The lack of focus is not…

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Hands-On With The Omega Speedmaster 38 in Gold

A little watch review for this week’s Speedy Tuesday topic! Once upon a time, the Speedmaster Reduced enjoyed existence within Omega’s collection. Those days are past. In its place is the Speedmaster 38 collection. Omega doesn’t feel it necessary to explicitly define this as a gent’s or a ladies’ watch, and we’re just fine with that. For some wrists, this unusual addition to the range will be exactly what they’ve been searching for… My wife owns two Speedmaster watches. One of which is a Moonwatch model (42mm) and the other…

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Watch Spotting: Rolex GMT-Master II In “Gone Girl”

Last time in Watch Spotting, we looked at the Seiko SKX009 in All is Lost, or SKX175 for our US readers. This time I am exploring the wrist game in Gone Girl with the Rolex “Pepsi” GMT-Master II sported by Ben Affleck. Most movies set in the modern-day real-world feature watches in some form. But in this column, I select films where the choice of wristwatch plays into the narrative. I also immerse myself in how the chosen character may have attained their timepiece. Gone Girl was the last theatrical…

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Two For Tuesday: Panerai Luminor Vs. Radiomir

It’s Two For Tuesday time where we take a look at two watches that commonly cause hand-wringing at decision time. This week, you’ll need to muster some serious arm strength to lift those hands because we’re going BIG with the Panerai Luminor and Radiomir. The Legend of Panerai I know that I’ve mentioned this before, but the early 2000s hysteria caused by Panerai was a completely unique mania. There had been nothing like it up until that point in the watch world and there’s been nothing since. Sure, the Royal…

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