Graham Watches at Shopworn

Graham watches are famous for their jumbo-sized lever-actuated pusher (example after the jump). It’s an ergonomically sound, love it or hate it design. Members of the latter camp will be pleased to learn that not all Graham timepieces look like an M61 fragmentation hand grenade. The 42mm Graham Silverstone RS (above) makes do with ginormous trad pushers. Shopworn’s selling the Silverstone for $3,575, down from . . .

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Citizen Calendrier – Would You Wear It?

Yesterday, our man Klosoff complained about watches that go big to go home. “I’m one of those hidebound traditionalists who thinks 34mm is the right size,” Oscar asserted. While 34mm might be a tad petite for most male readers, there are plenty of sub-39mm watches from which to choose. A lot of them are “ladies’ watches.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear one, right? Case in point: the new 37mm Citizen Calendrier . . .

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Novelty Watches – Why Bother?

The watch industry uses the term “novelty watch” to describe hugely expensive limited edition timepieces. For our purposes, novelty watches are relatively inexpensive timepieces that violate traditional watch design norms to separate themselves from the herd. They’re unconventional. Distinctive. And more often than not, whimsical. There’s your trouble . . .

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Which Watch to Dress for Success?

A man’s watch is usually his only form of jewelry. When a man wears a watch – any watch – he’s sending a message. His watch tells the world something about his taste, lifestyle, philosophy and income. Many people are oblivious to the message (at least consciously). Some pay close attention (e.g., readers of this website). To dress for success, to choose the right watch to project your status/excellence, consider basic psychology . . .

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How to Buy Your Wife A Watch

So you want to buy your wife a watch. Of course you do. You’re a watch guy! A cherished timepiece is a gift like no other: a piece of functional art that your beloved can pass down to your children (should you be so blessed). Quick question: did you notice the word “cherished“? Of course you did. The obvious danger: you’ll buy a watch she won’t like. There’s a simple way to avoid that fate. Let’s start with a bit of basic psychology . . .

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