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Three New MoonSwatch Mission On Earth Editions ? Lava, Pola

Following the two MoonSwatch Snoopy watches (here), Swatch introduces three new models based on Omega’s iconic Speedmaster design. The previous ...

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Fratelli Stories: Shanka’s Omega Speedmaster Was A Fas

In this edition of Fratelli Stories, I sit down with Fratello reader Shanka. While growing up in Sri Lanka and Australia, he gravitated towards watche ...

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Hands-On With The New Louis Vuitton Escale Time-Only Automat

On the 10th anniversary of the Escale collection, Louis Vuitton introduces its new Escale Time-Only Automatic watch with caliber LFT023. Four new refe ...

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The IWC Yacht Club II Ref. 3212 Is A Genta Design I Would Li

Last year, the IWC Ingenieur returned. The original Gérald Genta design got reworked and, when launched in steel and titanium, proved an alternative ...

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Hands-On With The Racing-Inspired Depancel Série-R Tangerin

The French brand Depancel has captured the hearts of people who love classic racing-style chronographs. The colorful and diverse racing chronographs o ...

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Fratello On Air: Do You Wear, Protect, Or Baby Your Dream Wa

Fratello On Air is here with a new episode. We told you we’d be back! This week, our show topic comes courtesy of one of our listeners. We were ...

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Fratello Favorites: The Best Watches Under ?5,000 ? Thomas?s

We are back with another series of Fratello Favorites. This time, we pick what we feel are the best watches under ?5,000. I have the honor of kicking ...

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A Close Look At The Breitling Emergency ? The Watch That Can

I am sure that anyone who has ever delved into the world of watches has dreamed of the romantic stories associated with certain models. In a way, thes ...

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Introducing: The New Orient Bambino 38 Small Seconds

At the end of last year, I went hands-on with the colorful new versions of the Orient Bambino 38. I was surprised by how much value these watches pack ...

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Making This Monday Morning Count With the Raymond Weil Mille

The French word millésime comes from the world of wine, not watches. It denotes a “vintage,” a wine produced from a single year’s ...

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Trying Out Tudor’s New Black Bay “MonochromeR

I have spent close to a month with Tudor’s Black Bay ref. M7941A1A0NU-0003, which some are calling the Black Bay “Monochrome.” Thes ...

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Vintage Watches: The Omega CK976 With A Glorious T17 Movemen

Today, we’ll look at a charming little Omega CK976. It’s a lovely watch on the outside, but the inner workings are just as notable if no ...

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Vs. Omega

Sunday is here, and you know that means: it’s time for another Sunday Morning Showdown! But it’s not just any showdown this week. We dec ...

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Back To Basics: What Are Some Essential Watch Tools"

We love our straps here at Fratello and offer a wide variety of great options. But what about essential watch tools" Is it worthwhile to spend more fo ...

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Weekend Contemplation: Is Seiko Slowly Losing Its Value-For-

This week, I wrote the introduction article for the new additions to Seiko’s Marinemaster collection. To prepare myself, I read through the com ...

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Going Hands-On With The Nordic Marine Instruments Søværn S

Another day, another watch launch. With the sheer number of microbrands out there, there’s a new launch nearly every day. Indeed, it can be har ...

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Introducing: The Manhattan Project By Maen × Seconde/Second

Watch collecting is about fun, and for most people worldwide, spending nearly ?1,000 on a watch is a luxury. We can get perfectly capable time-telling ...

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Fratello’s Top 5 Surprising Watches Of The First Half

Another Friday, another Top 5! This week, we will follow up on last week’s list of full-lume-dial watches with something new. First, thank you ...

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Fratello On Air: A Flurry Of New Releases From Omega, Ming,

Fratello On Air is back after more than two weeks. We didn’t plan to be away, but illness and travel got in the way again. Today, we talk about ...

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Fratelli Stories: How Andre Combines His Passion For Watches

In this edition of Fratelli Stories, we learn more about Fratello reader Andre. He combines his passions for diving and underwater photography with hi ...

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Hot Take: The King Seiko SJE109, SJE111, SJE113, And SJE115

When King Seiko watches returned to the scene a few years ago, they did so with the instantly recognizable KSK case shape. Of course, we always knew m ...

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Is It A Pocket Watch, A Pendant, Or A Table Clock" No,

Forget about the edgy Big Bang. Here?s the fluid shape of water that tells time by Hublot. The brand from the Swiss town of Nyon worked together with ...

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#TBT A Farewell Song For My All-Black Breitling Navitimer Re

The Breitling Navitimer 806 with a black dial and sub-dials was on my wish list for quite a time. But it is not an easy watch to get your hands on. De ...

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Available Now: The Jacques Bianchi Marseille × Fratello JB2

Summer is just around the corner, and dive-watch season is well underway. This means long days in the sun, traveling to exotic locations, and plenty o ...

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Hands-On With The A1 From Anoma Watches

Since the turn of the year, I?ve been patiently awaiting the launch of the Anoma A1. Until a month ago, I hadn?t even seen a prototype picture, but I ...

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Hands-On With The Updated Seiko Prospex “Samurai”

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes tend to forget about the Seiko “Samurai.” It’s not a model that is on my radar a lot ...

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Hot Take: The Seiko Prospex SJE117 And SJE119 ? New Addition

Last November, Seiko introduced an updated version of its famous Marinemaster ? or maybe it’s better to just say it was a completely new versio ...

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Fratello Talks: Expensive Watches On Cheap Straps

Hello there! Welcome to this week’s episode of Fratello Talks. Today, we’re discussing the topic of wearing expensive watches on cheap s ...

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Vintage Watches: Art Deco Pocket Watches From Longines And T

At Fratello, we focus on watches, and 99.9% of the time, that means ones for the wrist. However, it’s interesting that the wristwatch is still ...

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Introducing: The Evocative Atelier Holgur Frømand Edition F

Atelier Holgur is a small Singapore-based brand with Nordic roots and a specific take on tough dive watches. Since the release of its debut model, the ...

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Charles Leclerc Makes A Power Move ? The F1 Star Invests In

Formula 1’s rising star Charles Leclerc has proven himself a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack. But beyond the high-g world of Grand P ...

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Hands-On: Rolex Day-Date With A White Dial And Deconstructed

When I assembled my list of favorites from this year’s Watches and Wonders, I didn’t even mention the Rolex Day-Date with the new white ...

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A Hands-On Introduction To Two New Bicolor Omega Speedmaster

Today, Omega is expanding its Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch collection with two new bicolor/two-tone models. It’s an exciting day for thos ...

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Back To Basics: How To Read And Use A Watch?s Spec Sheet

I am happy to bring you another installment of Back to Basics, the series aimed at newcomers to our beautiful watch hobby. This time, we will have a c ...

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Hands-On With Two New Seiko Astron Limited Editions With Sta

Maybe it?s because the Seiko Astron is the world?s first GPS solar watch that I have a weak spot for it. From the moment the very first ginormous 47mm ...

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Hands-On With The Praesidus C-47 A-11 D-Day ? A Watch Made O

On the 6th of June this year, it will have been exactly 80 years since D-Day took place on the beaches of Normandy. By that day’s end, 156,000 ...

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Get Ready For The Very First TimeFest In Bordeaux

In just less than two weeks, on June 15th and 16th, almost 50 independent brands will assemble to exhibit their watches at TimeFest in Bordeaux, Franc ...

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It?s A Complicated MB&F Kind Of Monday With The New LM

The chronograph that won the GPHG Aiguille d?Or two years ago is now available in platinum. Well, not exactly. The 33 pieces of the LM Sequential Flyb ...

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Introducing: The New TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Da

TAG Heuer released the last generation of Aquaracer Professional 300 divers in 2021. That’s not long ago, but the brand must be listening to th ...

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The IWC Porsche Design Ocean Watches Issued To The Bundesweh

Military-issued watches are fascinating to learn about. In this article, I’ll share my chat with IWC’s historian about one such watch, t ...

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Introducing: The G-Shock GMW-B5000D-2 And GM-B2100AD-2A

Full-metal versions of G-Shock’s Square and CasiOak models are among the most popular watches in the lineup. The first all-steel G-Shock � ...

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With Rising Watch Prices, Here Are Some Affordable Gems I Wo

Watch prices are rising, and these are economically uncertain times. Perhaps we should consider looking for horological fun a little further afield. I ...

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro

At the end of August, the official opening of the 37th America’s Cup will take place in Barcelona. Six sailing teams will compete against each ...

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The Oris Hölstein Edition 2024: An All-Blacked-Out Divers S

Oris Hölstein Editions are an annual celebration for the independent Swiss watch brand. This year marks a rather special occasion ? Oris?s 120th anni ...

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Introducing: Three New Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Sport Ch

I’d happily admit to being smitten with Parmigiani Fleurier’s new look. The hits seem to be coming thick and fast this year, following t ...

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Introducing: The Graceful Holthinrichs Signature Ornament An

Last November, Morgan and I visited the cozy Holthinrichs atelier on one of Delft’s picturesque canals. There, we had the chance to go hands-on ...

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Introducing: The Lightweight And Refreshing Horage Lensman 1

Horage, one of the odd ones out in the watch industry, presents the fourth model in its Lensman series, the Lensman 1.2. It’s another technical ...

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Introducing: The Audemars Piguet [RE]Master02 Selfwinding ?

What to expect after the [RE]Master01" Well, the [RE]Master02, of course. But what would that second reinterpreted timepiece look like" Nothing like a ...

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Hands-On With Echo/Neutra’s New Cortina 1956 Chrono GM

Among the microbrand scene, Echo/Neutra is a bit of a cult favorite. By that, I mean it may not be a brand that everyone is familiar with, but if you ...

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Fratello’s Top 5 Currently Available Watches With Full

Another Friday, another Top 5! This week, we take a step away from the pre-owned watches we have been covering lately. Earlier this week, IWC announce ...

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#TBT Moonshine Joy With The Valjoux 88-Powered Gallet MultiC

It could have been about three or four years since I saw a Gallet Astronomic listed last time. It was on eBay, and the price reached the ?10,000 limit ...

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Introducing: The Schofield Obscura ? Adding Metallurgic Marv

For some of you, the bold case shape will be instantly recognizable as a Schofield creation. But while it is indeed symbolic of the brand, this is a v ...

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Introducing: The Gérald Genta-Designed Credor Locomotive Ma

The Credor Locomotive is a fascinating design from the late 1970s. Today, the brand has brought it back to life. Let’s take a first look at thi ...

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Building A Watch Brand Episode 14: An Update On The Producti

It has been a while since the last episode of Building A Watch Brand. In fact, that was a full month before the big launch, which took place on March ...

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Fratello Talks: The Quest For Relevance In A Hype-Hungry Wat

Welcome to the latest episode of Fratello Talks. This week, Nacho is joined by RJ and Lex to discuss their thoughts on a hype-hungry watch industry. L ...

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Hands-On With The Nezumi Adventure Trio That Lets You Travel

The young Swedish brand Nezumi has made a name for itself with a catalog of stylish, affordable watches. Now, with the release of its new Terrain fiel ...

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Hands-On With The Hermès Cut On The Calm Greek Island Of Ti

The Hermès Cut debuted in April at Watches and Wonders in Geneva. That’s why we were quite surprised when we received an invite from Hermès f ...

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The Red Arrows Celebrate Their 60th Display Season With Two

Even if you?re not a plane spotter or an aviation enthusiast, the name Red Arrows might very well ring a bell. The Red Arrows are the RAF?s legendary ...

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Manufacture Visit: Thomas Explores The Vallée De Joux With

One of the perks of this job is that we get to see where and how watches are made. I love a good manufacture visit as it provides context for the watc ...

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The May 2024 Fratello × REM Strap ? Spacewalk

On June 3rd, 1965, Ed White was the first NASA astronaut to perform a spacewalk. White, who died during the horrible accident with Apollo 1 on January ...

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IWC Reveals Ceralume With The First Fully Luminous Ceramic W

Luminescent materials have been a part of watchmaking for generations. The use of radioactive materials in the last century was fundamental in the des ...

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Fratello Favorites: The Best Watches Under ?2,500 ? Mike?s P

It’s time to chime in on the best watches under ?2,500. It’s a tough subject for a couple of reasons. First, many of my colleagues have ...

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Hands-On With The Fortis Novonaut AMADEE-24 Mars Analog Miss

Life on Mars is around the corner. That is what some science-fiction movies are telling us, at least. The people who are properly interested in the st ...

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Zodiac Introduces The Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver With A Full-L

Recently, Zodiac and RedBar released a special edition of the Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver. This 200-piece LE introduced a full-lume dial and harked back ...

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Introducing: The Stealthy Allure Of The BA111OD CHPTR_?.5 La

If you haven?t heard that term before, that makes two of us, but trust me; I?ll explain. The CHPTR_?.5 (pronounced “Chapter Delta point fiveâ� ...

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Keeping Things Fluid This Monday Morning With The HYT T1 ? A

One of the biggest recent watch surprises happened the day before Watches and Wonders 2024. Impressively, the watches even captivated all four of the ...

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Pre-Owned Spotlight: Universal Genève Classics To Buy Befor

At the end of last year, Breitling announced that it had acquired Universal Genève. That move caused excitement within the watch community, mainly be ...

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Vintage Watches: The Movado Disco Volante

Today, we’ll take a look at a vintage Movado Disco Volante. This is a lovely watch with an incredible case. It also marks the first article Iâ ...

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Introducing: The William Wood Dunkirk Watch

By now, it’s pretty clear William Wood has gone all in with its firefighting-themed watches. For its latest creation, the brand pays homage to ...

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Hot Take: The New TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Skeleton In B

If you read this article shortly after publication, you are probably missing the Monaco Grand Prix. Or you are multi-tasking, which I would not recomm ...

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT Vs. Black Ba

Grab a cup of coffee, and get ready for a new Sunday Morning Showdown. For this week’s battle, we have selected two new Tudor introductions. Du ...

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My First Rolex: The Oyster Perpetual 1002

For me, Rolex had a golden era. It was from the middle of the last century right up until the mid-2000s. Many of our fellow enthusiasts and collectors ...

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Fratello Favorites: The Best Watches Under ?2,500 ? Thor?s P

I’m sorry; I misunderstood the task at hand. This is not about me being given ?7,500 to spend on three watches… I’ve reluctantly g ...

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Fratello?s Top 5 Vintage Piaget Bracelet Watches ? How To Be

Another Friday, another Top 5! After last week’s auction article, it’s time for something different. For this article, we have selected ...

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Watch Photography For Beginners: The Gear To Get You Started

Watch photography has come a long way in a short time. Not too long ago, a good photo was one where the watch was properly lit and sharp. Today, watch ...

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Fratelli Stories: Connecting To Vintage Watches Through Old

In this edition of Fratelli Stories, reader Antonio shares how his father’s passion for vintage Seiko and Omega sparked his very own love of wa ...

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A Flurry Of Faces: Is Tudor Forcing Its Hand With Too Many L

Last week, Tudor released a 1,908-piece limited run of Black Bay 58 watches with a special dial to celebrate Inter Milan winning the Italian Serie A f ...

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Hands-On With The High-End Dressy Monarque M Diver From Mill

Dive watches are the go-to for many watch collectors. They outstrip the standard “tool watch” moniker with, usually, enhanced specs, such ...

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Introducing: The Oak & Oscar Atwood Hand-Wound Chronogr

Chicago-based Oak & Oscar has been in business since 2015. Over the last nine years, the brand has assembled a back catalog of attractive, ruggedly bu ...

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Introducing: The Serica 6190 M.S.L. Chronometer In Black, Wh

Designing and producing robust and elegant wristwatches is what it?s all about for Serica. Today, the brand?s founders Jérôme Burgert and Gabriel Va ...

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Introducing: The Ming 37.09 Bluefin Diver

I always find new releases from Ming interesting, but the thought of a new diver from the brand brings me to the edge of my seat. Ming’s design ...

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#TBT An Intriguing Citizen Auto Dater 7 APSS52903-T With Out

This watch has been sitting in my safe and waiting for its moment for ages! After several weeks of heavy-hitting Gallet chronographs, I spotted a watc ...

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Hands-On With Three New Versions Of The Raymond Weil Millesi

The Millesime collection by Raymond Weil took us by surprise when it launched last year. Once in a while, a watch comes along that just seems to work. ...

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Fratello Talks: Buying, Selling, And Trading Watches With No

Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of Fratello Talks. This topic is familiar to all those who spend enough time around watches and espec ...

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Behrens Takes On Haute Horlogerie With Its New Kung Fu

It’s funny; I was in this same position last year. Having recently attended Watches and Wonders, one of the watches that most caught my eye dur ...

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Hands-On With The Charming Seiko Presage Style60’s SRP

Though often overlooked in the Seiko catalog, the Presage collection contains some good watches, including the Cocktail Time and Classic models. My fa ...

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Hands-On With The Gerald Charles Masterlink Blue ? A Luxurio

Is the hype for luxury sports watches with integrated bracelets over" If you look at a benchmark in this market segment, the steel Audemars Piguet Roy ...

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Fratello Favorites: The Best Watches Under ?2,500 ? Nacho

The team at Fratello continues its yearly quest to highlight some of our favorite watches available on the market today. We are currently deep into ex ...

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Introducing: The Chronoswiss ReSec Manufacture Series

Just two months ago, Chronoswiss announced a new, modern design direction at Watches and Wonders 2024. Don’t worry, hallmark characteristics su ...

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From The Archives: The Omega Speedmaster Holy Grail

Sixteen years ago this month, my friend and legendary chronograph collector Chuck Maddox passed away. The Speedmaster Mark II was the watch that got h ...