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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

Hands On with the Ulysse Nardin Proprietary Anchor Tourbillon

While BaselWorld wrapped up four months ago in March, we are finally starting to see some of those great unveilings making their way to stores. Among them:  Ulysse Nardin’s new Anchor escapement tourbillon. Translated in French as whirlwind, the tourbillon escapement is one of the most beautiful complexities, thanks to the continually rotating components. Essentially the tourbillon…

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Introducing the Linde Werdelin Oktopus Frogman — Made in Cooperation with the Frogman Corps.

Today in Switzerland, Linde Werdelin unveiled its newest timepiece: Oktopus Frogman. For those unfamiliar, the Frogman Corps (Frømandskorpset) are a Naval Special Operations Force in the Danish Military. It is known that only the strongest, bravest, and greatest of persons complete the training to be granted the honor of being a Frogman. Their missions are…

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Off the Cuff: Close Up with the Clerc Hydroscaph H1

Recently I wore a watch I never really thought I would wear. I was testing out the Clerc Hydroscaph H1 C.O.S.C certified automatic chronometer. One of the reasons I never thought I would wear this watch is because it is a brute of a timepiece. I say a brute because it is a significantly sized…

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Affordable Watches: Swiss Legend’s Automatic Timepiece Is Surprisingly Affordable

One thing we have learned from all of our readers is that, sometimes, what is affordable to one person may not be the case for another. So, the task of finding a quality affordable watch may turn into quite a timely endeavor.  Swiss Legend, though, has managed to bridge the gap in the affordable watch…

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Up Close with the Manufacture Royale 1770 Voltige – an Acrobat in Motion

Manufacture Royale –a five-year-old brand brand with roots dating back to Voltaire and the Age of Enlightenment — has been on the cutting edge of aesthetics and technology since its rebirth. We have covered the brand here before, but now we bring you the newest 1770 Voltige watch. Part of the brand’s 1770 Collection, this…

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How To Spot a Fake Watch — NAWCC Introduces Luxury or Lie? Course

Watch education is an essential on-going tool of knowledge for any watch lover. Now, the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors has implemented a new educational course for watch lovers who really want to know how to spot a fake. The course, entitled Luxury or Lie? How to Identify Genuine Watches, is targeted to…

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Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Seiko – On Court Together at Wimbledon for Big Wins

It was a grand slam weekend in tennis! With smashing results: Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon 2015 men’s singles final. This marks Djokovic’s second consecutive year winning Wimbledon, and the 28-year-old player accomplished it almost with a fury – not allowing the pressure of Federer’s serve get the best of him. Djokovic…

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What Has 771 Parts, Retails for Just about $450,000 and Is Coming to Stores Very Soon? Up Close with the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

By Gordon Henderson When A. Lange & Sohne launched the Zeitwerk line in 2009 and unveiled its digital display, the brand created an aesthetic that was something truly different from not only it’s other lines, but also from the high end watch community as a whole. The bold numbers that display the time via rings…

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Affordable Watches: Nixon Unveils Star Wars™ Watches- Available for Sale for just 5 Days

While the game-changing minds that first invented Star Wars may not have envisioned a $375 affordable watch as a grand accessory for galaxy troopers, the playing field has changed. Now, Nixon introduces the Star Wars™ Nixon Collection timepieces. Among the watches: the Star Wars/Nixon Ranger Stormtrooper White and Ranger Imperial Pilot black – will be…

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VIDEO: Omega Watches: “The Collection” Depicts Brand’s Diversity

Watches are made for all sorts of purposes. Some are purely for style.  Some are created for divers, others for climbers or even pilots.  Many of us acquire these sorts of timepieces even though we don’t necessarily worry about our oxygen pressure gauge or our tachymeter. The makers at OMEGA realize this and embrace it…

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