Weekly Wound Up – 19th September 2020

On this week’s B&J Wound-UP: No need to be blue: the new Patek Calatrava Pilot Travel Time + a full run-down of this week’s good-looking sports watch offerings from Frédérique Constant. The new, blue Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 7234G  I know what you’re thinking – ‘I’ve seen this before!’. Yes, the blue Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is not a new design, metal choice or colourway, however, as seems to be the trend in 2020, we’re getting excited over the new sizing options on this neo-vintage Patek classic. We…

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A Special Rolex Submariner 5512: From Tektite to Dry Tortugas

Epitomizing the Notion of Timepieces as Tools By: Justin Couture I began speaking with Gary Davis about two months ago. While doing an internet deep dive (pun intended) on the experimental man-in-the-sea programs of the 1960’s and 1970’s, I ran across his name on an envelope online that indicated his connection to the Tektite I program. Eager to learn more, I tracked down his contact information and promptly reached out with crossed fingers. Fortunately for me, Gary was amiable enough to oblige this random email from a stranger. We have…

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Weekly Wound Up – 12th September 2020

This week on the B&J Wound-Up: The New Rotary SKX Killer, A Stunning Oris made to commemorate a legendary ballplayer and a look into Adrian’s lottery-winning watch collection. A Well Specced, Good-looking Dive Watch for under £250: The Rotary Super 7 Scuba This week saw the launch of what is a unique collaborative effort from a watch brand and an online dealer. WatchNation was started in 2015 as a dealer of mainly entry-level watches from great brands such as Timex, Seiko, Hamilton and Wenger as well as fashion watches from…

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My lottery watch collection – I spend £600,000

It’s always nice to dream and that’s what I did, this is the watch collection that I’d have if I won the lottery. This a £600,000 watch collection and it’s a big mix of everything from divers to dress and £400 watches to £200,000 watches. [embedded content] Here are the watches I bought with my imaginary money:(scroll sideways to see more details) BRAND MODEL REF. TYPE PRICE NEW/OLD MVMT CASE SIZE CASE MAT. DIAL COLOUR Breitling AEROSPACE EVO E79363101B1E1 Sports £3,260 New SuperQuartz 43mm Titanium Black Breitling  Emergency V7632522/BC46/156S/V20DSA.4 Sports…

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Weekly Wound Up – 5th September 2020

This week on the B&J Wound-Up: Timex expands on the popular Q range, Bulgari launch the thinnest tourbillon chronograph ever and…what was that other thing that happened this week? AD Telephones won’t stop Ringing after Rolex launch their 2020 Oyster Perpetual models On Monday night, Rolex finally dropped the curtain on their brand new 2020 Oyster Perpetual family models. Aside from the headliners such as the new 41mm, slightly less bulky Submariner range and the ‘Crayola Crayon’ line of Oyster Perpetual 31, 34, 36 and 41mm models, the brand with…

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Introducing: The 2020 Rolex Submariner

[embedded content] The most anticipated launch of the year is finally here! After two viral teaser adverts and months worth of enthusiast mock-ups, the 2020 Rolex Submariner has been announced. Here are the answers to some of your most pressing questions on the latest additions to the line that many would describe as the king of the luxury dive watch genre.  The difference in lugs between the previous no-date and the new one. What size is it? The new Sub is  41mm…but put down your pitchforks, it’s slimmer and less…

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Weekly Wound Up – 29th August 2020

This week on the B&J Wound-Up: An all-new Breitling Chronograph, The second-most hyped blue-bezeled diver of the week and a special edition Panerai GMT in collaboration with the Luna Rossa sailing team. Introducing: The Breitling Endurance Professional Earlier this week, Breitling unveiled what is not only the least expensive option in their ‘Professional’ line of […]

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A Week on the Wrist: The Oris Aquis Date

Over the last month or so, I’ve published two reviews of entry-level luxury tool watches. Today’s article is the third edition of what will be a four-part series in exploring what I think are worthy choices within the greatly popular £1,000 to £2,000 price category.  Today’s subject is the Oris Aquis Date, a watch that I had high expectations for due to its fan popularity, impressive specification list and original design. Before we get into the Aquis, let’s start with a brief introduction to the brand that has seen such…

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A New Rolex Submariner?

Like most things in 2020, it’s been a few ups and downs, some more serious than others! But in the watch world, Rolex announcing they weren’t going to launch any new watches and closed their factory was a big deal. Also like many things in 2020, there’s been a massive u-turn. Rolex have now reopened their factory and will be launching new watches on the 1st September. [embedded content] The Rolex hype train is full speed down the tracks now with them posting teasers on their social media accounts and…

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