Category Archives: Buying

Quartz TAG Heuer Monaco?

A watch movement’s that’s cheaper, more accurate and more reliable than any mechanical watch movement? Vive la quartz revolution! Actually, that ship has sailed, as smartwatches do to quartz watches what quartz watches did to mechanical watches: make them obsolete. … Continue reading

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Best Automatic Dive Watches Under $1000

Let’s face it: one man’s “best” sub-$1k mechanical dive watch is another man’s you know what? Forget it. I’m buying an Eco-Drive Citizen Promaster Diver for four bills. If you’re going diving, something quartz is the safer choice. Or, you … Continue reading

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New Bell & Ross BR05: Not A Copy?

“There is a lot of argument over whether or not the design connects strongly enough to earlier Bell & Ross designs,” Jack Forster writes at, “to avoid appearing too similar to other, earlier, steel watch designs with integrated bracelets. … Continue reading

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Microbrand Watches: Good Enough?

Over on kickstarter. the Axios’ Watches Ironclad Robust 500m Swiss Automatic Dive Watch met its $21,795 funding target in three minutes. As of this writing, the company raised $189,614. If you need proof that microbrand watches are The Next Big … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Watch?

When I found the video below, it had precisely zero views. I think it deserves a least a couple more. The $16.63 (plus $3.48 shipping) Chinese-made Individualization 3D black hole wristwatch is a strong contender for the world’s worst watch. … Continue reading

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Smartwatch vs. Traditional Watch: Ulysse Nardin’s Take

Nothing is more contemporary than a high-end watch. That’s the headline at, a quote from an interview with Patrick Pruniaux. So the CEO of Ulysse Nardin favors high-end timepieces in the smartwatch vs. traditional watch death match. No surprise there. … Continue reading

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125th Anniversary OMEGA Trésor

This is our minimalist watch of the day, and I’d best start with two important facts. First, the yellow gold 125th Anniversary OMEGA Trésor cost $17,800. Second, the OMEGA De Ville variant no longer listed on the watchmaker’s website. So … Continue reading

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