Sports watches – not just for the sporty!

September 22, 2020

So you want a sports watch, but you are not the sporty type? Sorry, that’s not allowed! Just stop bleating and go and find a normal watch! Seriously, though, you do not have to be a marathon runner or deep sea diver to wear a sports watch. Some of us wear them just because we like the look of them. In this feature, we take a look at some of…

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Take that, counterfeiters!!

September 18, 2020

Counterfeit luxury watches have historically been a problem, there’s no getting way from that. If anything is worth a lot of money, somebody somewhere will try to con people out of their hard earned money by producing something that looks like the real deal but is, basically, worthless. I have written an article about how to reduce your risk of getting scammed here. However, now technology is after the con…

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Say it like you mean it!

September 15, 2020

There is nothing more embarrassing than pretending to know all about something, then getting the pronunciation wrong! You can guarantee that some smart ass will be only too happy to correct you and, in all likelihood, point and laugh at you whilst mocking you in front of all your mates. Hang on, playground flashback! Seriously, although I may be exaggerating, it can make you look a little silly if you do happen…

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Celebrity Watch Watch – James Bond!

September 10, 2020

We have already covered Iron Man, of course, and our latest celebrity watch watch features 007 himself! So, which watch does James Bond wear? Now that is a loaded question and one, of course, with many answers! Over the years, many different models (watches, that is!) have adorned the Bond wrist and horologists the world over have been falling over themselves in an attempt to identify them. The namesh Bond,…

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Take Care of Your Baby!

September 7, 2020

So, you’ve purchased that top quality watch you always promised yourself. What happens now? Do you just put it on your wrist day after day and just keep blatantly waving your arms in front of the face of everyone you meet in the hope that they will notice it and fall over in a fit of envy?! Well, keep reading and find out what you should be doing to keep that…

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When is a Breitling not a Brightling!?

August 24, 2020

No, it’s not a joke, so don’t wait for the punchline! This post is about how to identify a fake watch from a genuine watch. As with many high-value items, there will always be unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of others by passing off inferior and, often, useless replicas as the real deal. It is easy to spot a cardboard box being passed off as a detached luxury house…

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The Top 50 Watch Brands?

August 18, 2020

Everyone who is interested in watches will have their own favourite brand. As such, it is very difficult to compile a definitive list of the top brands. Do you list them by popularity in terms of number of sales, revenue, popularity, or some other means? Whichever way you choose, there will always be conflicting opinions. That is the nature of the beast, I guess. If we all liked the same,…

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Tiffany – not just jewellery!

August 10, 2020

Tiffany & Co are, of course, well renowned for their prestigious high-end jewellery. But, that is not all they produce, oh no! Did you know that they have actually been manufacturing watches for over 150 years. Famously, they gave President Franklin D. Roosevelt a watch as a birthday gift in 1945. Swatch or Patek – hmm, let me think! More recently, Tiffany have attempted to collborate with more well-known watch manufacturers…

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Celebrity Watch Watch: What does Iron Man wear?!

August 7, 2020

Welcome to another instalment of our celebrity watch watch feature, where we look at watches worn by the rich and famous! This time, we are focusing on Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. In this video, the lucky chap talks about his collection of watches, where they came from, or what they mean to him. Watch this on The Scene. The watches featured in the video are: Breitling ‘Pathfinder’ Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX3 Tourbillon…

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Designer Luxury – contradiction in terms?!

August 3, 2020

Thinking about purchasing a new watch? Thinking about purchasing a designer watch? Thinking about purchasing a luxury watch? What is the difference and are the two terms mutually exclusive? Luxury Watch – status symbol Luxury watch is a term used to describe timepieces at the top end of the market. We’re talking Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Rolex, Omega, Breitling, etc., you get the picture! Finely crafted, Swiss-movement, costing more than…

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