Watch Review: American-Made Vortic Watches and Why I like the Chicago Watch

The "Chicago" watch with restored Elgin movement, by Vortic Watches.

Recently, I was one of seven industry insiders — all women — asked to name one of my favorite picks for watches under $1,000, for Monochrome-Watches.  I selected a brand that  typically retails for more than $1,000, but that has certain pieces in the under (barely) $1,000: Vortic Watches. I selected the Chicago watch, with…

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Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Tradicion Champagne Watch — Perfect for New Year

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Tradicion Champagne

  We have written about Cuervo y Sobrinos many times here before. It is a brand we really love. Not only is it Swiss made, but it has long ties in the watch world, and has firm Cuban roots. Here we take a look at the alluring Cuervo y Sobrinos  Historiador  Tradicion Champagne watch. Cheers! This…

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Watch Review: Reservoir Watches Offer Jump Hours, Retrograde Minutes and More

Reservoire Tiefenmesser Bronze

Not too long ago, a young watch brand emerged on the scene: Reservoir. This Swiss-made brand has a very distinctive look thanks to the fact that all of the watches feature jumping hours and retrograde minutes rather than offering the typical two hands on the dial. Having joined forces with a top Swiss watchmaker, Reservoir…

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Year in Review: This Year Rolex Celebrates 50 Years of Golf

The President's Cup

For the past eight years, I have contributed annually to the special watch insert in the New York Times: Watch Your Times. This year, I had the distinct honor of writing about Rolex’s 50 years of golf involvement. Today, as part of our year’s review, we bring you that article, written by Roberta Naas, as seen in…

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‘Twas the Day Before Christmas in the Watch World

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring, no machines whirled; The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads;…

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Three Colorful Watches Under $5,000 for Him and Her for the Holidays

NOMOS Aqua Ahoi Datum 38mm. $4,660.

Sometimes the look on the wrist doesn’t have to be about complications and nerd effect. Sometimes it can just be a great watch. So today, we bring you a look at three brightly colored, right-on-target colorful watches for him and her. With the holidays here, you may want to indulge in a self-purchase, a gift…

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