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Lex Stolk / Fratello Watches YEMA Navygraf Marine Nationale GMT Limited Edition Watch
The French Navy, or “Marine Nationale”, has been sailing the seven seas since 1626 making it one of the oldest naval forces in the world. When a watch fan hears the words “Marine Nationale” they think of watches and watch straps instead of frigates…
Revolution Omega Mania at Phillips Geneva…
May 7, 2021 As the watch collecting community begins to dust down its paddles and limber up its collective bidding arms, the team at Phillips has shared with us some pictures of a selection of Omega lots going under the hammer this weekend.As you g…
Robert-Jan Broer / Fratello Watches Vintage Omega Watches: RJ’s Top 10 Classics From Yesteryear
Just recently, I wrote why I love Omega watches so much. I received many wonderful responses, including a lot of questions about vintage Omega watches. This led me to the idea of creating an overview of the 10 vintage Omega watches I like best.It i…
Elizabeth Doerr / Quill & Pad 300 Years Of Jaquet-Droz – And The Brand Is Just Warming Up!
One of the youngest brands to join the Swatch Group lineup has one of the oldest watch brand names: Jaquet Droz. And in 2021 the brand celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz, who was born in La Chaux-de-Fon…
Brice Goulard / Monochrome Watches Hands-on – The Seiko Prospex Land “Tortoise” Collection
How do you call a turtle that is exclusively land-dwelling…? A tortoise. How do you call a Seiko Turtle that is intended for land exploration, and not for diving activities? Well, easy, a Seiko Tortoise. See, that’s how simple the story behind most…
Blake Buettner / Worn & Wound Hands-On With The Omega Speedmaster VELCRO Straps
Alongside a slew of new watches released earlier this year at Watches & Wonders, Omega showed off three new straps exclusively for the Speedmaster. These three straps were a bit different than the abundant NATO or leather options offered, however;…
Sacha Davidoff / Fratello Watches May 2021 Geneva Auctions Preview — Rolex, Heuer, And Audemars Piguet
Since I live in Geneva, I got the opportunity to stop by Antiquorum and check out some of the watches in the house’s upcoming May auction. They tend to have large catalogs so I do recommend looking through this one in advance or you might miss some…
Daisy Alioto / HODINKEE It's Mom Time In The HODINKEE Community
Readers from Atlanta to Australia tell us about the watches they associate with motherhood. To celebrate Mother's Day, we put out a call to our readers to share the watches that most remind them of motherhood. We heard from moms all over the world…
Tomas Rosputinsky / Fratello Watches Alpina Rensie Retrospective: The Crazy Sound Of A Bumper Movement Watch
#TBT/Throwback ThursdayAdvertisementI bet most of you have your underdog. A decent smaller watch that you all hold on to, even though you don’t wear it often. The bumper Alpina Rensie is one of the earliest vintage watches I bought. Every time I se…
Deployant News Team / Deployant New: Breitling Super Chronomat
Breitling super charges their popular Chronomat collection with the new 2021 Super Chronomat. Now with the B01 chronograph is 44mm, and a new 4 year calendar model is added to the family. Press Release details with commentary in italics.Retail pric…
Ross Povey / Revolution Introducing the Breitling Super Chronomat 44
May 6, 2021 Big and bold are two words that can easily be used to describe Breitling watches over the years. Never have they been more fitting adjectives than when applied to the new Super Chronomat with a 44mm case and a choice of either stainless…
Jorg Weppelink / Fratello Watches Hands-On With The New Meistersinger Stratoscope Moonphase Watch
Meistersinger presents its unique take on a watch with moon phase with aurora borealis and luminescent moonAdvertisementThere is something magical about watches with a moon phase. But what if you combine it with the unique approach to watchmaking t…
JX Su (SJX) / SJX Watches Obituary: Gino Cukrowicz, Watch Retailer Extraordinaire (1959-2021)
A bon vivant from an era where many watch retailers were personalities, Gino Cukrowicz passed away in Singapore on May 6, 2021, just shy of his 62nd birthday. Gino was proprietor of Ginotti, a watch store in Belgium that he cofounded with Thierry M…
Don Torres / Revolution The Tank Cintrée According to Eric Ku
April 12, 2021 Wei Koh and Eric Ku, discuss the recent meteoric rise of vintage Cartier prices and heightened interest from the collecting community in contemporary Cartier timepieces, along with a deep dive into the Tank Cintrée on the occasion of…
Lex Stolk / Fratello Watches Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition Prospex Diver’s Watch
The SPB213J1 is a crisp interpretation of the 1965 originalAdvertisementIn 1966 Seiko’s 62MAS dive watch accompanied researchers on the eighth Japanese Antarctic Research expedition. Seiko’s very first diving watch debuted the year before, and it m…
Joshua Munchow / Quill & Pad Corum Golden Bridge: The ‘Automatic’ Legend Then And Now – Reprise
History is perhaps better told by those who have lived it, and claims are better made by those who have seen or experienced them. Since I am still a spring chicken and have not personally experienced the history behind today’s piece, I will refrain…
James Stacey / HODINKEE Tudor Announces New Partnership With French Navy
Back at it again with the Marine Nationale. Following an official post to the brand's Instagram account, Tudor has announced a newly re-formed partnership with the Marine Nationale (aka., the French Navy). As many of you are likely already aware, t…
Cole Pennington / HODINKEE Eight Space Watches That Aren’t The Speedmaster Professional
The Speedy will always be king, but on the 60th anniversary of American suborbital flight, these other space watches deserve their moment in the sun. Watches have played a vital role in humankind's exploration of the heavens, with the successful mo…
Ed Jelley / Worn & Wound Review: Vero Open Water Dive Watch
The Open Water is a bit of a clean slate for Portland-based Vero Watches. A refresh of the brand that aligns more with what their creators are into. At its core, the Open Water is a dive watch — which just happens to make a great base for a watch f…
Julie Hausted / A Collected Man Our Favourite Uses of Typography in Watches
Good typography should be almost unnoticeable. Blending seamlessly into the rest of the design, it should tell you everything you need to know, without you being aware of it. Despite the many restrictions that are applied to dial layout, the creati…
Michael Stockton / Fratello Watches Wrist Game or Crying Shame: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958
Wrist Game or Crying Shame is back with a look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958. We’ll see what you think about this simple beauty, but first…Last week, I was drinking light beer and hard seltzer (they’re kind of the same) while hanging out i…