Celebrity Watch Watch: Suits You, Sir!

March 11, 2021

I have to confess that I am a relatively new convert to the Suits phenomena. My wife and son have watched the series at least twice, but I have only just finished watching it for the first time. Now I understand what all the fuss was about! It is a superb series, full of great storylines, brilliant acting and fascinating characters. My favourite is Louis Litt, a deeply complex character,…

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Celebrity watch watch: Biden his time!

January 29, 2021

Now that the Trumpster has finally been dragged out of the White House kicking and screaming like the petulant child he is, the new (P)resident has his feet firmly under the table. Joe Biden is now the so-called leader of the free world and here, in our latest celebrity watch watch, we look at his collection of timepieces, this being a watch blog and all! Traditionally, US Presidents have worn…

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Waterproof watch? I don’t think so!!

December 21, 2020

Some time ago, I found out, to my peril, that a waterproof watch does not do what it says on the tin! Splash-proof, maybe, but waterproof – oh no!! So what exactly is the difference between waterproof, water resistant, splash-proof, or any other term the watch manufacturers care to throw at us? This guide will help you and, hopefully, prevent your beloved timepiece from actually disintegrating at the merest sniff…

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TAG gets connected!

December 14, 2020

Swiss-made smartwatches are now generally available. Yes, the Swiss have finally succumbed 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 Biver. In…

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Is an expensive watch worth it?

November 30, 2020

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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Review: Emporio Armani AR1400

November 21, 2020

The Brand With the famous logo, Armani will always attract attention and be seen as a brand of style and quality. Emporio Armani, as a sub-brand, was founded in the early 1980’s and then, in the late 1990’s and thanks to a licensing agreement with Fossil, Emporio Armani watches came about. The partnership continues today and produces a wide range of popular and affordable timepieces. Emporio  Armani AR1400 With a stylish…

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

November 14, 2020

…sounds better than ‘shiny sparkly crystals that look like diamonds but actually are not are a girl’s best friend’! Yes, we are talking crystals, but not any old crystal. Swarovski crystal no less! If the woman in your life is like my wife, she cannot pass the Swarovski store without at least stopping to look in the window. Seriously, it’s like watching a magpie. Her eyes literally light up! Having…

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Watch does that mean?!

November 7, 2020

Tourbillon, Uni-directional rotating bezel, applique, tang buckle! What the hell am I talking about? Have you heard a term related to watches that you just don’t understand? Maybe you have heard somebody talking about their latest timepiece and you just nod and smile and pretend that you know what they are talking about. Well, chances are, they don’t know what they are talking about either and they are just repeating, parrot-fashion, what…

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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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