Babe Ruth 1923 World Series Pocket Watch by Gruen Sells for $717,000

He was a troubled child who ended up in a reform school. Born in 1895, George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr.  began playing Major League Baseball when he was a teenager (first or the Baltimore Orioles in the minor league and then for the Boston Red Sox in the MLB). He wowed the world with his…

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Affordable “Astronomy” – The Swatch Sistem51 is Finally Out

Back in 1983 – I remember it well — Swatch bounded in as the first Swiss fashion quartz watch and saved the world – well, the Swiss watchmaking world, that is. The country was dying a not-too-slow death in the wake of the Japanese quartz movement and the Swiss refused to embrace the concept that…

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You Have to Wait 3 Decades to See Saturn Circle the Dial of this Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication (video)

Its been an incredible week of astronomical watches, but now we bring you the piece de resistance: the enchanting Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Astronomy™ watch.   We love this timepiece and even though it could cost the price of a small house—you get the reality of the solar system on your wrist! The only thing…

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Venus- the Stuff Songs are Made Of – is the Stuff Watches are Made of, too, thanks to Chrisitaan van der Klaauw’s Venus

This week, astronomy week, showcases so many exciting new astronomical timepieces coming on the market this year. But somehow, it just doesn’t seem right to me – being a veteran in the watch industry – not covering the one brand that has been making astronomical watches for more than four decades: Christiaan van der Klaauw.…

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Experience the Moon’s Influence on Man: The Must-Have A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

As promised yesterday, we focus on astronomy this week- with some of the most scintillating timepieces coming out of SIHH 2014 in Geneva recently. Among them—the absolute must-have A. Lange &Sohne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna.  Intriguing, alluring and complex, this watch demonstrates better than most how influential the moon’s lure is over man –…

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