How to Transform Your Watch into a Sporty Look in a Snap with a NATO Strap

Want to take your watch from nice to “wow” when it comes to sporty appeal? Try on a NATO strap and you may never go back. Essentially, a NATO strap is a military-style strap that can be slipped through the watch lugs, looped under the caseback and out the other lug to attachto the wrist as…

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Inside the Manufacture: A Close-UP Look at Bulgari Watchmaking

Earlier this year, we had the unique opportunity to go where few have ever gone before: inside the Bulgari Manufacture.  I wrote about that experience in IW Magazine, and now, we bring some of that insight to our faithful readers at ATimelyPerspective. This Italian-born Bulgari (founded in Rome in 1884) has been bringing exceptional watches to the forefront…

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4 Things to Look for when Buying a Dive Watch

Planning your last hurrah of the summer? Maybe a Labor-Day-Weekend Dive trip? If so, you may want to think about having the right watch to accompany you on your dive into the deep blue seas. Today’s watch brands have pulled out all the stops, offering highly technical precision timepieces that easily withstand the elements. Here we bring you four…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Water Watches for Sailing, Diving and Swimming

Summer isn’t over yet! There is still plenty of time for diving, swimming, yacht racing and more. As such,  we bring you five things you may want to know about a variety of water watches before donning them for your dive, sail, or other activity. Q: Why do true dive watches have bezels that turn…

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Four (well, really five) Swiss Watch Museums to Visit this Summer

Watch lovers who travel to Switzerland need to know that in addition to great chocolate and exquisite timepieces, the country offers one of the richest histories in watchmaking — and boasts some enviable museums.  Planning a trip over this summer? Don’t miss out on these four great museums — but keep in mind, there are…

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Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rare Handcrafts Atelier (Dial Painting, Gem Setting, Technology)

It isn’t every day one gets to visit one of the top-tier Manufactures — but I have been lucky enough to visit Jaeger-LeCoultre twice in one year.  The brand, tucked away in the village of Le Sentier, Switzerland, has a rich history of watchmaking and innovative pioneering that sets it apart from most others and flags it…

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