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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…

Just In Time For Father’s Day: Grahame Fowler, Analog Shift Create Custom Accessories

The Gas collection is about traveling with timepieces protected and showcased nicely when the roll comes out of the bag. Photo: Atom Moore.

Father’s Day is around the corner. Stop searching for a gift for Dad because  AnalogShift has the answer thanks to its most recent, pretty incredible affiliation with Grahame Fowler to create a custom accessories collection  designed for watch collectors.The London-born, New York-based Fowler is a globally well-known haberdasher and a collector of vintage watches, so…

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Build Your Own Mechanical Pendulum Clock

There are dozens of clock building kits at Clockworks.

Via the National Clock and Watch Museum in Pennsylvania, we learned of a site called Clockworks, where – for those mechanically inclined – can order all the makings to build you own Mechanical pendulum clock. The clock kit comes with everything from the movement to the pendulum, the chime block and rods, dial and hands.…

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Justify Wins The Triple Crown At Belmont Stakes, Timed By Longines

Justify, ridden by Mike Smith, wins the Triple Crown and the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY. Longines, the Swiss watchmaker known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Longines)

Justify, ridden by Mike Smith, made history on Saturday when the horse won the Triple Crown and the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, where the event was timed by Longines. Longines has had a long love affair with the equestrian world, and  is the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the 150th running of…

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World Oceans Day: Rolex Defies the Elements, Goes Deep Into Ocean Exploration

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial Sea Dweller

Rolex has long been involved in the worlds of pioneering and exploration. This is the brand that has gone to the highest heights on the wrists of explorers conquering Mt. Everest more than half a century ago, to the deepest depths of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean strapped to the Trieste Bathyscaphe, piloted…

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Hands On With the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic World Time Watch (Price)

Earlier this year at the SIHH, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled a wonderful new collection inspired by its past: Polaris. The complete Polaris collection, inspired by the Memovox watches, included an interesting array of watches, including a chronograph and the Polaris Memovox alarm dive watch. Now, the brand expands the line with the exciting Jaeger-LeCoultire Polaris Geographic WT…

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Three Intriguing New Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear Watches As Seen At CoutureTime Las Vegas

Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear

Both the Couture Show and CoutureTime show in Las Vegas are in full swing now, and we are seeing some fun and exciting timepieces. One brand that we are especially excited about this year is Chronoswiss. A brand we have known almost from its inception in 1983 by Gerd R. Lang, whose dream was to…

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Video Demonstration of Panerai’s Interchangeable Straps for the Panerai Luminor Due Watches

Interchangeable straps on the new Luminor Panerai Due collection.

This is definitely the year of versatility and choice in the watch industry, with many brands unveiling interchangeable straps with simple-change systems. Interestingly enough, Panerai is one such brand. For its all-new Panerai Luminor Due Collection, the brand releases a quick change system. The new Luminor Due watches are created in 38mm, 42mm, or 45mm…

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Cartier Named As Exclusive Jewelry Partner of Ocean’s 8 Movie With Rihanna, Anne Hathaway And More

L-R) ANNE HATHAWAY as Daphne Kluger and HELENA BONHAM CARTER as Rose in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “OCEANS 8,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

“Last week at a gala event at the Cartier mansion in New York, the luxury brand announced its role as  exclusive jewelry partner for Ocean’s 8. The Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Rahway Road production, “Ocean’s 8,” stars Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and others, and is the newest edition to…

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Hands On With The Patented Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral Watch

The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral watch holds a patent for the rotor and a patent pending for the tourbillon.

Earlier this year at Baselworld 2018, Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer made a powerful statement about the brand’s watchmaking prowess when it unveiled the unique Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral watch with two patients (one still pending) and a superb design that allows for optimum viewing to the large-sized tourbillon. Powered by the in-house-made CFB T3000  unique…

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Top Five Watch Industry Billionaires As Seen On Forbes Billionaires List

Recently, Forbes posted its 2018 World’s Billionaires list, wherein it named record 2,208 billionaires from around the globe. Interestingly enough, but not too surprisingly, there were some luxury goods owners from the watch industry on that list, including the CEO of two big watch groups, and a few others. Topping the watch brand and luxury…

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