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Lever Set Pocket Watch – How to Set


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


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


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


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



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 . . .