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Monobrand Watch Stores – The Future?

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Monobrand watch store - OMEGA and TAG Heuer

Despite Coronageddon, Watches of Switzerland is having a great year. Actually, make that because of Coronageddon. “Consumers simply had less buying options,” CEO Brian Duffy told The Robb Report. “People who typically spent their wealth on travel, dining out and clothing began acquiring assets with longevity.” Assets with longevity. Riiiiight. Anyway, WOS is using their swelling profits to open monobrand watch stores. Lots of ’em . . .

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Tourbillon

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Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Tourbillon black

Last January, Audemars Piguet launched the Code 11.59. The usual suspects gave it the usual love. But the watch community was of one voice: meh. To fight the old ennui, AP smoked the Code 11.59’s dials and added complications galore. And now they’ve brought out the big gun: the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Self Winding Tourbillon . . .

Stephen Hawking Bremont Watch

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Steven Hawking Bremont Watch money shot

Bremont’s new Hawking Limited Edition Collection is “dedicated to the life of Professor Stephen Hawking, Britain’s greatest theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time.” It must suck to be Britain’s second greatest theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author. Or a furniture collector . . .

Citizen CZ Smart smartwatch

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Citizen CZ Smart static

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 . . .

G-SHOCK Functions: 3 Most Useful/Useless

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G-SHOCK functions - what's it all about Alfie?

All G-SHOCKs come with a standard set of functions. Some are incredibly useful, some perfectly useless. Here’s my guide to three G-SHOCK functions average buyers will use and appreciate, and three G-SHOCK functions no one really needs . . .