Citizen CZ Smart smartwatch

The new Citizen CZ Smart is late to the smartwatch game. Since Apple launched its first watch in 2015, total U.S. smartwatch sales have jumped from nine to 22.6 million units per year. To carve a slice of that pie, the CZ Smart needs to be better than good. It needs to be disruptive. Start with this: it’s priced right . . .

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Structure Thermometer Watch Review

Remember when James Bond wore a high tech digital LED time computer, the Hamilton Pulsar P2? Forty-seven years later you can buy 007’s actual watch, or its modern remake. The former is bound to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, while the latter runs a grand in the hand. Or you can buy the digital Structure Thermometer Watch for $15 and . . . take your temperature . . .

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GPHG Petite Aiguille Award Explained

If you want free wine in France, just say “quand je suis sous, je parle mieux.” When I’m drunk, I speak better. If you’re a watchmaker who wants to win the Petite Aiguille award, just submit an inexpensive watch to The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s (GPHG). A timepiece that sells for a price between . . .

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New Watch Alert – 10/3/2020

Glasshutte Original Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 LE – $137,224 New watch alert! It was 1o0 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. No wait. Let’s try that again. “2020 is the 100th anniversary of one of the most sophisticated inventions of haute horlogerie: the design of the Flying Tourbillon by Glashütte master watchmaker Alfred Helwig.” Sophisticated? yes! Necessary? No. A modern watch needs a flying tourbillon like a fish needs a bicycle. And yet they sell well (tourbillon, not piscatorial bicycles). Al’s tourbillon asks an important question . . .

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