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Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…

One Collector Speaks Out About his Love of Bulova’s new Accutron II

By Ryan Johnson, NJ Collector In 1960 Bulova introduced the Bulova Accutron, which ran on a tuning fork rather than a balance wheel. Running at 360Hz the movement was accurate to within +/- 2 seconds a day. This technology was requested by NASA for various timing instruments. As such, the Accutron was considered in the…

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Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, Rolex, Vintage Cars and Racing — what a Weekend

It’s that time of year again – the time when lovers of vintage motor sports gather together in California for the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Among the much-loved, world-famous events are the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion — a cornerstone of the week – and the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Additional road rallies and…

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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Buying a Watch

By OJ Whatley The Internet age has been a boon to the global luxury watch marketplace. Sellers of all stripes have empowered themselves via their embrace of cyberspace, and informed online buyers have no choice but to do likewise. In order to have the best possible Internet experience, a buyer needs to adopt a critical…

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ATimelyPerspective Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS and Challenges 3 Industry Colleagues

It’s taking the world by storm: the #icebucketchallenge to raise money for ALS. Earlier today, I took the challenge – pouring a bucket of ice water over my head. The concept is to raise money and social awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). I did not do it to get out of donating the $100.…

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Audemars Piguet Watches: A Look at Unparalleled Craftsmanship That Stands the Test of Time

By Gordon Henderson The truth of a watch brand is in the story behind the development philosophy of the creator. The beauty of a watch is in the craftsmanship and vision that is behind it. For over a century Audemars Piguet has been behind some of the world’s most sought-after timepieces and today we explore…

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Omega Watches’ Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy Wins 96th PGA Champion – Golf at its Finest

Wow. In Kentucky it has been a long weekend wrought with rain, rivers of water on the course and humidity. But it was also a great game of golf. So, after weather delays, balls gone astray into water hazards, bunkers and the crowd, and nail-biting neck-in-neck finishes, the winner is Rory McIlroy. The 23 year old Irish lad has definitively…

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Behind the Scenes the Rolex DeepSea Challenge and James Cameron – The Real Truth Behind the Watch

No doubt since Monday night, you have been seeing pictures all over the Internet of the new Rolex DeepSea Challenge. In fact, we were at the unveiling event in New York and tweeted and posted about the watch, which we will talk more about in this post. First, we want to bring you behind the…

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Liberty DNA! Introducing Romain Jerome’s Black Edition Liberty DNA

By Ryan Walsh New Yorkers and the rest of he world are all too familiar with Lady Liberty. The great statue celebrated its 125th birthday in 2012, and Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome celebrated, too, by creating the Liberty-DNA timepiece made to resemble iconic features of Lady Liberty. Today, the brand issues an all black…

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Yes, It Really Does Take Years to Hand-Make a Watch: Following Philippe Dufour and “The Timepiece, Birth of a Watch” Project , with Greubel Forsey

By Isaac Wingold Over the past ten years or so, we’ve seen a surge in the popularity of newer haute horology brands on the market, producing various interesting complicated pieces. With watchmakers at brands such as Urwerk, F.P. Journe, and MB&F creating such complicated masterpieces, we often forget the fact every watchmaker has to learn…

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Acquiring Time: Was it a Mistake for Chai Schnyder to sell Ulysse Nardin to Kering?

The formal announcement came in the morning a couple of days ago: international brand development company, Kering, has acquired the innovative luxury watch brand, Ulysse Nardin. But if you were part of the watch industry and had paid keen attention over the past six months to a year, the writing was on the wall. All…

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