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Lever Set Pocket Watch – How to Set

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A lever set pocket watch - Ball Brotherhood of Trainmen pocket watch

My name is Robert Farago and I’m addicted to collecting American lever set railroad pocket watches. It’s been three days since I bought my last pocket watch. I know it’s no excuse but I wear my pocket watches. Which means I have to set the time. At the risk of putting a pocket watch monkey on your back, here’s a guide to the process from my dealer, a man known only as The Pocket Watch Guy . . .

Best Amazon Prime Day Watches

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Casio DW5600E-1V on wrist Amazon Prime Day WatchesAmazon Prime Day is upon us. The most coveted brand name watches – TAG, Jaeger, Breitling, NOMOS, OMEGA, Rolex, etc. – are not on sale. Amazon’s offering deals on downmarket mass market timepieces (e.g., Invicta, Timex and Nixon). If you’re looking for a bargain on an inexpensive watch, this is a good time to shop – as long as you understand that the price may be something of a con (the watches in question might be discounted at all times). Here are my choices for Amazon Prime Day watches . . .

Smartwatch Review Review: Hublot Big Bang e

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Hublot Big Bang E smartwatch

Apple sold more watches in the first quarter of this year than the entire Swiss watch industry produced in 2019. And yet the mainstream watch press ignores the smartwatch – lest they alienate their base. So I was surprised to see ablogtowatch.com review the Hublot Big Bang e smartwatch. It went a little something like this . . .

Tudor Pelagos vs. Longines Hydroconquest

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Longine Hydroconquest splash!

Two dive watches. One made by the Swatch Group under its Longines brand. One made by the Rolex group under its Tudor brand. Is the $4575 Tudor Pelagos worth almost three times as much as the $1600 Longines Hydroconquest? Why do they cost what they cost? After reading Franz Rivoira’s excellent esssay, here’s my take . . .

G-SHOCK Analog Frogman GWF-A1000 Review

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G-SHOCK GWF-1000

The digital Frogman has been around for years, part of G-SHOCK’s “Master of G” series. In the summer of 2020, Casio introduced the GWF-A1000, the first analog Frogman. Uh-oh . . .