Category Archives: Buying

Longines Heritage Military 1938

The image above is not a Longines Heritage Military 1938. It’s the original watch. You can see why someone would want one – the dial is as clean, uncluttered and elegant as an Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39. You can also … Continue reading

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Expensive Rolex Submariner Alternatives

The Rolex Submariner is a damn fine watch. At $10k it damn well ought to be. And again, it is. But ten large is a lot of money and let’s face it: the Sub’s been done. So what’s a dive … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs One Weird Watch

The $1500 Nubeo Satellite Automatic Pioneer Black is one weird watch. Here’s how it works: “Two wandering hour marker ‘satellites’ rotate in orbit across the dial face. A complex jigsaw of gears, wheel and precision-engineered parts culminates in the journey … Continue reading

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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 hodinkee.com, “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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