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Jorg Weppelink
20.07.2017

Many people know which watches James Bond has worn over the past fifty years; some brands and models have even become famous because of Bond. Perhaps just as interesting as looking back, however, is looking forward to which watches Bond could wear in films to come.

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Jorg Weppelink
16.05.2017

It’s easy to draw parallels between the art of watchmaking and that of creating handmade shoes. Both represent a true craft, a trade that has little to do with today’s digital development and in previous times, was often passed down from father to son. There are many companies that have been making shoes or watches for decades, and sometimes even centuries. A question to ponder, however, is whether both industries can survive on the craft alone and the romantic ideas that surround it. It’s good to look at some of the sentiments behind the love for handmade products, and how some companies have successfully brought their historic craft into modern times.

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Jorg Weppelink
11.05.2017

In general, one could say that two-tone watches are not as favoured as regular steel or full gold watches. Even when it comes to famous models like the Rolex Daytona or the Patek Philippe Nautilus, vintage and pre-owned two-tone watches are usually more affordable than regular steel watches. This is a phenomenon that is remarkable, but it's simply the result of people’s demand and therefore you could say that the gold steel combo is culturally less popular.

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Robert-Jan Broer
20.03.2017

Many luxury watch brands have partnerships with various organisations and companies from all sorts of possible fields. Apart from technological and organizational benefits, these are mainly formed in order to achieve a positive image and in the end, to gain more sales. In this article, we'll zoom in on a couple of these watch brands and the partnerships they've formed.

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Isaac Wingold
15.03.2017

For those who are already enamoured with horology, justifying a sizeable purchase of a fine mechanical wristwatch is an easy task. For those looking in at the watch-obsessed from the outside, it’s a puzzling proposition. By looking at the reasoning of many collectors, let’s explore the merits of mechanical watches, and why it is that we love them oh so much.

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Bert Buijsrogge
09.03.2017

Many watches out there have been given nicknames. You can split them up into several categories, but they all have a clear reason for being there. Either the watch has been regularly seen on the wrist of a famous person or it has such clear characteristics that the nickname immediately (or after a bit of thinking) comes to mind when looking at the watch. Some watches even get a nickname because of a flaw that shows up many years after production.

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Jorg Weppelink
02.03.2017

A mechanical watch is so much more than just an instrument that tells the time. It is an expression of style and personality, because let’s be honest, if it were just for time keeping purposes, there are better options out there. The same can be said for people that listen to vinyl records.

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Collecting anything inevitably has its ups and downs and of course, collecting watches is no different. That being said, there are different types of watch collectors out there and there are many difficult decisions one must make along the way. There are those who constantly flip watches to get the next one, those who hold on to watches for life, and those who for some unfathomable reason just don’t wear watches anymore.

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Oliver Siegle
03.02.2017

How well do you know your watches? Can you tell the difference between some of the most famous watches just from tiny details like a crown or a chronograph pusher?

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Oliver Siegle
14.12.2016

You have to admit, some brands have done a really fantastic job with this lately; for example, Rolex's new Daytona (even though some wished for a date display or a slightly bigger size), Tudor's Heritage Black Bay, and most of IWC Schaffhausen's latest pilot's watches. TAG Heuer went even further and asked their customers how they wished the new Autavia to look and it resulted in a fantastic watch. But there are still many watches yet to be produced that collectors would fall in love with instantly if they were ever to see the light of day.

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