New Watch Alert: 5/1/2020

“As serviceable as they are beautiful.” When was that a selling point? For watches I mean. New watch alert! SWATCH’s Sistem51 automatics are sealed – they can’t be serviced. I wonder if anyone could service a Bulova American Clipper. At $425 list, I’m thinking there’s no point. None of this week’s new watches are as disposable, but all require disposable income. Hide your plastic and let’s get stuck in . . .

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New IWC Portugieser – Too New?

The IWC Portugieser (Reference 325 above) was born when two Portuguese businessmen asked the company to build a wristwatch with the precision and legibility of a marine chronometer. Simple! Stuff a pocket watch movement into a wristwatch. Big movement, big watch. Small sales. According to IWC’s model history webpage . . .

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New Watch Alert: 4/24/2020

New watch alert! Tomorrow, at 12pm CET, Watches & Wonders online will launch The Mother of All New Product  Dumps: 30 brands get 10-minutes apiece to introduce their “novelties.” What could possibly go wrong? Well, for one thing the major watch sites just released the 411 on many of the major brands. We’ll get to that over the next few days. Right now, let’s have a look at the pre-W&W new product that’s being swept aside by the deluge . . .

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Joe Exotic’s Watch Reviewed

Joseph Allen Schreibvogel Maldonado Passage has an undeniable magnetism. Though the eponymous star of the Netflix docu-series Tiger King has fallen on hard times, the self-styled “Joe Exotic” was once a gun-slinging, tiger-breeding, limousine-riding Midwestern mogul. With his own unique style. So, before his incarceration, what was Joe Exotic’s watch? As we revealed earlier this month, it’s the Le Vian Vanilla Diamonds ZAG 258. Let’s take a closer look . . .

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New Watch Alert: 4/17/2020

New watch alert! Breitling unleashed its new models yesterday – unlike Patek Philippe and Rolex, who’ve decided to hang fire until 2021. The watch market is in deep freeze, as buyers spend their time watching The Tiger King instead of spending their hard-earned cash on horological acquisitions. Even so, Breitling is hardly alone in letting loose the dogs of war. Here’s our pick of this week’s newbies . . .

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