Beautiful Watches on Parade

Grand Seiko SBGW258 close-up

Aesthetics are subjective, but the following five watches are drop-dead gorgeous. (Click here for Ugly Watch Parade.) Of course, you may not agree. That’s the advantage of subjectivity – to each their own. I, for one, would love owning one or preferably all these beautiful watches. Here are 2020’s most attractive-looking watch designs (so far). 

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Coronavirus Watch 8: Grail Watch? WAIT!

Grail watch Rolex for sale (courtesy bernardwatch.com)

Prices for Vintage Watches Are Dropping. Here Are 13 Worth a Look, From Rolex to Patek Philippe, robbreport.com announces. Prematurely. This is not the time to dive into the pre-owned or new grail watch market. In fact . . .

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New Watch Alert: 3/27/2020

Gruen Watch Military Ad: over Tokyo 1942

Posting a Gruen ad based on bombing Tokyo probably won’t endear me to Grand Seiko’s PR department. Never mind. I do so to point out that this country has faced greater threats than Coronageddon (Dust Bowl ad next week). Survivors will emerge smarter and, in many ways, better. Meanwhile, the New Watch Alert remains spoiled for choice. But choose I did . . .

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Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Chronograph

Audemars Piguet Chronograph standing tall

The Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph comes hot on the heels of their Code 11.59 – the Swiss watchmaker’s failed attempt to move away from its dependence on the Royal Oak. To move the metal, AP’s gone back to its roots, launching a new watch based on their 1941 chronograph, reference 1533. “Gone back” as in retreated? Well . . .

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HoDinkee’s Clymer: My Plan to Save the Watch Industry!

Benjamin Clymer (courtesy youtube.com)

One week into shelter-in-place restrictions and HoDinkee’s founder Benjamin Clymer has a plan! “I would encourage you, if you are looking to buy a watch, to buy it new and authorized,” his open letter pleads, “as those sales help retailers, distributors, and manufacturers stay afloat.” Save the watch industry! Buy from HoDinkee at full retail! Not kidding . . .

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