Category Archives: Editorials

The Smartwatch Crisis Is Officially Here

Hear that? That’s the sound of a dead industry walking. In the last 18 months, Americans bought more smartwatches than traditional watches. The stat sounds the death knell for the traditional watch industry, facing a smartwatch crisis that makes the … 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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Fake Patek Philippe: Three Ways to Spot One

I used to work for a guy who did estate sales. You know: buying and selling dead people’s stuff. One day, a widow tendered a rose gold Patek Philippe Calatrava. “Is it worth anything?” she asked. My boss took one … Continue reading

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Nadal Wins US Open Tennis Wearing A $750k Richard Mille Watch. Who Cares?

“It was a difficult match between Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal,” reports, “who gave watch lovers a real thrill – every time he wiped the perspiration from his forehead – deftly showing off his $725,000 Richard Mille watch.” Define … Continue reading

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Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date: Date Window Done Right

Many if not most watch buyers want to see the date on the dial. It gives them a feel for the month’s passage and the proximity of approaching events. But that little date window almost always detroys the symmetry indeed … Continue reading

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Class Warfare: The Hidden Threat to the Luxury Watch Business

As I reported earlier, celebrities loves them some Richard Mille watches. Not-so-coincidentally. the media loves them celebrities loving their Richard Mille watches. Especially the price tag. Check out this serious gush about Jay-Z’s custom Richard Mille 56:

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Seiko and Citizen Dive Watches: Separated at Birth?

Over at Instagram the_watch_father asks a question often posed by ‘gramers posting pictures of two watches: which one? In this case, we have two near-as-dammit identical light-powered dive watches from Seiko and Citizen. Ignoring Blue Watch Monday flexing, the only … Continue reading

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