Category Archives: Historical

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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12 Of The World’s Craziest, Most Expensive Watches

To paraphrase Stevie Wonder, we are amazed and quite amused by all the things that they do. We’re talking Extreme Watchmakers. Watchmakers Gone Wild? Whatever you call it, the three-year-old video below needs some serious updating. But not before you … Continue reading

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Haldimann H9 Reduction Revealed

The Haldimann H9 Reduction is a foll0w-up to the astonishing H8 “Where are the hands?’ journalists and connoisseurs asked, usually in a reproachful tone. “At other times, in sheer awe,” Haldimann’s website avers. File this journalist under awestruck. It’s one … Continue reading

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Christie’s Expert to Vintage Watch Collectors: (Jackie O’s) Cartier Tank for the Win!

Christie’s is looking for customers for its upcoming online course: History of Watches: 1700 to Now. To help liberate $1500 from punters’ pockets, Christie’s PR department’s published a Q & A with its e-professor: “independent watch consultant” Dr. Andrew Hildreth. … Continue reading

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Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical: New

Hamilton’s field watches are an excellent choice for buyers seeking something simple, sensible and serene. With their clean-cut good looks and robust mechanical movements, they’ve been a fan favorite since 1261 AD (1973). The new Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical … Continue reading

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Patek Philippe Nautilus: History

Introduced in 1976, the Nautilus was Patek Philippe’s response to arch-rival Audemars Pigeut’s hugely successful Royal Oak. The Oak was the first luxury steel sports watch. It’s 3mm bigger than the Nautilus and more expensive by around $15k. The connection … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley’s Hamilton Electrics “Pacer Ventura”: The King’s Watch You Can Still Buy. Ish.

On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley died on the toilet in his Graceland McMansion. It’s not known which watch The King of Rock and Roll was wearing when constipation claimed his life. Elvis had a few truly tasty timepieces, … Continue reading

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