Bell & Ross DIVER FULL LUM Review

BR 03-92 DIVER FULL LUM lume

The Mondaine Swiss Railways watch is no longer the world’s most legible watch. That honor belongs to the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 DIVER FULL LUM (shown here in complete darkness). The Bell & Ross DFL is fully, completely, totally, inescapably lumed and it provides just as much daytime legibility as the Railways watch. Bell & Ross accomplished this feat by. . .

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Watch Depreciation – 3 Ways to Avoid It

Vacheron Constantin Malte on wrist

If you like your watch, you can keep your watch. With a bit of luck and an eventual COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll never have to sell it. When you die, someone else will take the hit. So depreciation – actually selling a watch for less than what you paid for it – isn’t a factor. Unless . . .

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Retro Watches – The Industry’s Last Gasp?

Retro watches: Audemars Piguet Remaster01 Selfwinding Chronograph

When it comes to traditional timepieces, retro watches rule the roost. That’s true at every price point, from the Timex Q to Hamilton’s field watches to Eberhard’s Scafograf 300 to the Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Chronograph. It’s not just that older designs are better – which they are, generally. The retro trend reflects a sea change in how traditional watches are viewed by consumers. How they will be viewed in the future . . .

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Eberhard Scafograf 300 Review

Eberhard Scafograf 300 closeup

Some watch brands leave their mark on the world. The Waltham Watch Company introduced assembly line mass production to America, kicking our industrial revolution into high gear. The Ball Watch Company standardized time and made railway travel safe. Eberhard & Co. doesn’t have that kind of claim to fame but the Eberhard Scafograf 300 sure left its mark on me . . .

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