Underrated Watch Brands – 3 of the Best

The 6 Most Popular Brands for Luxury Watches, the headline at 1stdibs.com announces. Are they measuring the number of searches or sales? Former New York Times advertorialist Karen Quarles ain’t sayin’. But she is naming names: Patek Philippe, Cartier, Rolex, OMEGA, Piaget and Breitling. Hmmm. What about underrated watch brands? And where are . . .

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Cuervo Y Sobrinos Explained

Check out The Goodbye Look by Donald Fagan. It’s a catchy little tune about the Cuban Revolution set to the sound of samba. Cuervo Y Sobrinos watches have that same strange dichotomy. “We’ve got Latin soul and a Swiss heart,” MD Massimo Rossi tells me. “Or a Swiss soul and a Latin heart.” Huh?

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Legible Chronograph – Two Rules to Rule Them All

A chronograph is an excellent tool watch for timing an event. That said, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are the best kitchen timers. FitBit’s got the gym, running, swimming, not-dying-from-a-heart-attack-while-trying-to-get-heart-healthy thing wired. So a chronograph is a bit of anachronism, valued as much for its aesthetics as its utility. But if you’re want a useful chrono let’s talk about legibility . . .

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