Review: Breitling Superocean Heritage Chrono 46

July 23, 2020

The Brand Founded in 1884 in Grenchen, Breitling are one of the last independent, family-run Swiss watchmakers. With a tradition of fine-precision chronometers designed with the aviation industry in mind, Breitling have long been considered at the forefront of quality watchmaking. How does it look and feel? The first time you put this watch on your wrist, you can feel the quality just oozing out of it! The steel mesh bracelet looks…

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Brand Focus: Bell and Ross

July 20, 2020

Bell & Ross are luxury French watch manufacturers founded in 1992 by the Swiss watch designer Bruno Belamich and his business associate Carlos A. Rosillo. In the early days, their watches were made by a German manufacturer called Sinn. Early models carried the logo of both Sinn and Bell & Ross. In 2002, Bell & Ross took the decision to break free from this relationship and began manufaturing their watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds,…

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Waterproof watch? I don’t think so!!

July 17, 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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Whole Different Galaxy!

July 14, 2020

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

July 11, 2020

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

July 9, 2020

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!

July 5, 2020

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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Is an expensive watch worth it?

July 3, 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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Why Wrist Furniture?

July 1, 2020

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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Five new TAGs to choose from!

May 4, 2020

At Baselworld 2016, TAG Heuer announced five new models in their Aquaracer series. Aquaracer 300M The TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M gents watch features an increased 43mm diameter case in stainless steel, with a studded bezel made of polished ceramic. The magnifying date window, introduced last year, remains. The brains of the beast features TAG’s automatic Caliber 5, rapid date-correction and a power reserve of 38 hours. As the name suggests,…

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