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Roger Ruegger / WatchTime Best of the ’80s: The Doxa Sub 600T
This article was originally published in the March/April 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine.In 2021, Doxa added the latest member to its already extensive dive watch catalog, the 1980s-inspired Doxa Sub 600T with a rather unique angular cas…
Stanley Leung / Deployant Spot the Watch: Automotive Journalists
Automotive and Horology has an almost unbreakable bond that is forged since the early 1900s. It is not surprising that Petrol Heads are Watch Nuts too. Since writer Stanley takes time off once in a while to watch The Grand Tour and Automotive relat…
GaryG / Quill & Pad Why I Bought It: Louis Erard X Alain Silberstein Chrono Monopoussoir
“True happiness is making a profession of your passion!” So reads the motto of watch designer and architect Alain Silberstein, who burst onto the watch scene in 1990 with his distinctive Bauhaus-themed timepieces.True happiness: The Author’s Louis…
Buffy Acacia / Time+Tide My DIY restoration of a solid gold Universal Genève that cost $7
If you haven’t read my first story about this watch, here’s the gist. I went to an op shop, rummaged through a box of junk, and stumbled across a Universal Genève for A$6.99. Once I took it home, I discovered that it was made from solid 18k white g…
Adam Reeder / Time+Tide The oddball Gérald Genta-designed Omega that everyone forgets about
Gérald Genta is revered for his innovative vision and trendsetting designs. As most watch fans know, Genta created some of the most iconic silhouettes in the history of watchmaking. From the Universal Genève Polerouter (created when he was just 23…
Colin Alexander Smith / Quill & Pad Depth-Testing my Seiko SKX013 Dive Watch: Jumping In at the Deep End
If you have read my article Zen And The Art Of Wristwatch Maintenance: The Benefits Of Learning To Service Your Own Watch, you will know that I am not averse to opening up my watches and tinkering with the innards, in some cases going as far as to…
Buffy Acacia / Time+Tide Can I use an ultrasonic cleaner on my watch?
Whether you’ve spent hours watching restoration videos or you have a hefty vintage jewellery collection, you’re bound to have heard of ultrasonic cleaners. They’ve been making domestic models since the 1970s, but it’s only in the recent tech boom…
Pietro Pilla / Time+Tide New releases from Cartier, Hamilton, H. Moser & Cie and more
With Watches & Wonders 2024 approaching, the last week has seen a flurry of announcements. In fact, for all the brands present at the fair, the period immediately preceding is off-limits for announcing new watches. The novelties of the last seven d…
Tim Mosso / Quill & Pad De Bethune DBD Re-Edition Evergreen Reviewed by Tim Mosso
In a sense, it’s a sign of maturity that the once nascent independent watchmaking movement has discovered nostalgia. While ancient companies like Longines and Vacheron Constantin pioneered the concept of re-issuing vintage designs as far back as th…
Ripley Sellers / aBlogToWatch Hands-On: Casio G-Shock COEXIST GAB2100CT-5A Renewable Materials Watch
Sustainability is unquestionably important to the future of humanity, and countless different industries are currently in the process of transitioning toward renewable resources and reducing their environmental footprints. In some instances, these…
JX Su (SJX) / SJX Watches F.P. Journe Creates Unique Élégante Titalyt “Pink” for Charity
F.P. Journe has just unveiled a unique version of its bestselling quartz sports watch that will be sold to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The Élégante Titalyt “Pink” is based on the large 48 mm model with an oxide-coated tita…
Mike Razak / aBlogToWatch Watch Review: Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT 36mm
I’m here to talk to you about the smaller version of an existing watch. The recently released Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT 36mm is the same as the 39mm version, just trimmed down a bit. In fact, if you read our review of the 39mm C63 Sealande…
JX Su (SJX) / SJX Watches A Grand Seiko “First” 3180 Remake in Titanium and Powder Blue
Having just opened its first boutique in Singapore, Grand Seiko has now announced a limited edition especially for the store. The Elegance Collection Singapore Boutique Exclusive SBGW315 is essentially a new take on the “First” cal. 3180 remake. In…
Borna Bošnjak / Time+Tide The watches gracing the Formula 1 grid in 2024
Formula 1 has had an undeniable influence on watch culture, right from the very beginnings of the sport. It helped create icons like the TAG Heuer Monaco, Rolex Daytona and Richard Mille, and its effect on the watch game shows no signs of slowing d…
Thomas Van Straaten / Fratello Watches Introducing: The Frederique Constant × Seconde/Seconde/ Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture
When a watch brand hires an artist to get its point acrossFrederique Constant teamed up with Romaric André, aka seconde/seconde/, resulting in this cool limited edition. The core premise? Frederique Constant wanted to convey the message that it is…
Buffy Acacia / Time+Tide What is a cocktail watch?
The Collins Dictionary defines a cocktail watch as “a women’s designer watch intended to be worn with formal evening dress as a piece of jewellery.” So that’s the end of the article, right? Well, there’s actually a lot more history behind them than…
Anthony Traina / HODINKEE The Value Proposition: The Longines Master Collection Small Seconds
Heritage inspiration done right. February 23, 2024 Photos by Anthony Traina As a general rule, if you engrave Breguet numerals in a dial, it's probably going to grab my attention. Longines introduced the Master Collection Small Seconds in 2023 afte…
Brett Braley / Worn & Wound Everybody Writes: a Beginner’s Guide to Pens
When you sit and think about it, there’s quite a few similarities between a pen and a watch. Both are utility objects, initially designed for practical purposes, and have since evolved into industries driven by both passion and interest. And likewi…
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Worn & Wound Just a Minute with the G-Shock Black Series with Cordura Eco Fabric
Words by Windup Watch Shop “Just a Minute” is a short-form video series designed to present all the facts about our favorite products in under 60 seconds. These are easy to consume and provide quick but thorough rundowns on everything you need to…
Website Admin / Collectability A. N., July 2022
I love watches, but love even more the people I have met because of them. You, Elisa and the team at Collectability are absolutely amazing and it has been a true pleasure and an honor for me to go through this journey with all of you. Now, I have t…
Website Admin / Collectability Adam G., August 2023
I was looking for a memorable gift to celebrate my 50th birthday. Once I decided on a Patek Philippe timepiece, my research was extensive. I visited the Salon in London, number of Authorized Retailers (Scottsdale, AZ; Beverly Hills, CA; Costa Mesa,…