Celebrity Watch Watch: Tom Cruise

October 31, 2020

Which watch would a Hollywood star wear? No, not a tongue twister, but a genuine question. Not just a Hollywood star, though, oh no! A Hollywood superstar, no less. A real heavyweight, at least in terms of his bank balance! With an (estimated) fortune of a gazillion dollars, he can afford the very best that Switzerland has to offer. Not a Swiss watch – what’s that about, then?! Except that one…

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Skeleton in the closet?!

October 24, 2020

Skeleton watches are all the rage at the moment – apparently! I say this because I have mixed feelings regarding this style of watch. What is a skeleton watch? With a skeleton watch, the mechanical movements have been stripped down to the bare bones and some or all of the moving parts are visible. This may be via the front or back of the watch, or through a small window within the dial….

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Not just a pretty face!

October 17, 2020

Women and watches, my two favourite things in life! Well, one woman in particular, my wonderful wife. Not so when it comes to watches, though, as I find it impossible to stay faithful to one particular model, no matter how sexy it may be! There was a time (pun intended) when watch manufacturers were, to be brutally honest, condescending towards women. They figured that just adorning the watch with a…

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Brand Focus: Movado

October 10, 2020

Dot to Dot! Movado is an American brand best known for its Museum Watch, which has a simple dial with a single dot at the 12 o’clock position. This is supposed to symbolize the sun at noon. Designed by artist Nathan George Horwitt in 1947, originally made by Vacheron & Constantin-Le Coultre Watches, Inc., and later by Movado. In 1060, the design became the first watch dial to be selected for the permanent design collection of…

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Review: TW Steel Maverick

October 3, 2020

Review: TW Steel Maverick Chronograph   The Brand TW Steel were founded in the Netherlands in 2005 by Ton Cobelens and his son Jordy. Ton was originally a distributor for Raymond Weil & Maurice Lacroix when he started designing watches for airlines such as KLM & Martinair. He then started an advertising company and created campaigns for the Swatch group. After selling this company, he then designed a watch that became popular in the Netherlands…

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