Category Archives: Buyer’s Guide

Seiko Credor or Grand Seiko?

It’s not Seiko Credor. It’s Credor Seiko. Or just plain Credor – in the same way it’s Lexus, not Toyota Lexus (even though Toyota owns Lexus). No matter how you say it, Seiko’s Credor sub-brand makes superb luxury watches. Hang … Continue reading

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Rolex Shortage 2020 -> Rolex Price Hike

The Rolex shortage remains in full force. Certain models – the stainless steel Daytona, GMT-Master II and Submariner – might as well be made of unobtanium. Models further down the food chain – the stainless steel Explorer, Air King and … Continue reading

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Do Not Buy From Watch Box Co.

My watch collection has reached critical mass. You know how it is. So, on November 21, 2019, I purchased a Diplomat Ebony Wood Watch Box (below) online from Watch Box Co. Everything seemed fine – billing and shipping notification emails … Continue reading

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New Watch Alert: 1/10/2020

Another Friday, another horological harvest. If keeping up with the New Watch Alert series is a bit like drinking from a firehose now, imagine what it’s going to be like when I report from Watches & Wonders (the new, user-friendly … Continue reading

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Buy a Watch Abroad? Don’t Do It!

There is an enormous temptation to buy a watch abroad. You’re on holiday. The bills are at home. Factory tour? Sure! The horological urge is equally strong at the airport duty free shop. Or that fancy foreign watch boutique you … Continue reading

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Tudor or Rolex? A Buyer’s Guide

Tudor is Rolex’s little brother, occupying the price point Rolex abandoned on its way to fame and fortune. Rolex is Rolex – one of the world’s strongest brands, selling an entire range of iconic watches. Even so, Tudor has reached … Continue reading

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Three Must-Have Watch Accessories

So you’ve got a horological monkey on your back. Good for you! Take it from the guy who founded The Truth About Cars, there are a lot more expensive addictions than watch collecting. Collecting. Huh. It’s more like owning, amiright? … Continue reading

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