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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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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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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Review: Emporio Armani AR1400

March 26, 2019

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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Celebrity Watch Watch: Tom Cruise

March 21, 2019

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?!

March 20, 2019

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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Brand Focus: Movado

March 14, 2019

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

March 13, 2019

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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