Whole Different Galaxy!

November 26, 2018

I’ll put it out there, I am not a fan of Apple. Shock, horror, hide my address for fear of hate mail! I am sure all the hoards of people who own an Apple product, any Apple product, absolutely love it and will not hear a word said against it. But, I have never been a fan. I find their products over-rated, over-complicated, over-expensive and quite manipulative. What I mean…

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Review: Nomos Glashütte Club

November 15, 2018

My first Nomos watches review! The Brand You may not have heard of Nomos Glashütte. They are a watchmaking company based in Glashütte, Germany, founded in 1990 by Roland Schwertner. The brand has been gathering increasing respect in the industry and they now employ around 200 staff and maintain the traditional watchmaking methods. Indeed, their watches are adjusted to six positions, which cannot be said for many watches, regardless of price. The…

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…and the winner is…

November 12, 2018

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, a.k.a. GPHG. a.k.a. the watch ‘Oscars’ took place in Geneva last week and the winner of the coveted grand prize (Aiguille d’Or) was the Récital 22 Grand Récital tourbillon from Bovet. This amazing watch celebrates the three heavenly bodies: The Sun – represented by the flying tourbillon The Earth – rotating on its own axis and showing the hours on a 24-hour cycle The Moon – a…

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How ‘Smart’ do you need your watch to be?

November 10, 2018

Do you just need your watch to tell you the time and, maybe, the date? Or do you want something more? There was a time when the definition of a smart watch was one that told the correct time! It could even tell you what time it was in New York! Technology prevails? Well, that was a different millennium. Now, we have the ‘smart’ watch, which can connect to the internet, download…

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TAG gets connected!

November 10, 2018

The world’s first Swiss-made smartwatch is upon us. Yes, the Swiss have finally succombed to the modern age! TAG Heuer announced their new smartwatch, or ‘connected watch’ in TAG-speak, at Baselworld 2015. Although they did not have anything to show at the time, it is fair to say that the appetite of the masses was well and truly whetted! It was finally unveiled in 2016 in New York by LVMH president Jean-Claude…

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Futuristic Fossil!

November 8, 2018

Fossil, manufacturers of Michael Kors watches (see article here), have announced two new smartwatches for the brand. The watch will be called the Access and available in a gold-plated version for the ladies and with a silver and back case for gents. It has an ambient light sensor at the bottom of the face (which, incidentally, is not quite round). This will reduce battery consumption on the 400mAh battery by automatically…

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Is an expensive watch worth it?

November 7, 2018

If you are like me, there is at least one watch that you see in the jeweller’s window that you cannot help but stare longingly at. But, if you could afford it, would you buy it and, more to the point, is it worth it? So, why do those privileged enough to have that option choose to buy a timepiece that can, in some cases, cost more than a car,…

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Why Wrist Furniture?

November 6, 2018

Why did I create this blog? You can view the full story in the About Me page but, simply, I have an (unhealthy) obsession with watches. The only thing stopping me is lack of finances! If money was no object, I would probably have a house full of watches of every different shape, size and colour. Until that happens, however, I will have to make do with looking at watches…

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