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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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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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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Breitling – the sky’s the limit, or is it?!

September 29, 2020

Not content with manufacturing watches that are out this world, Breitling are literally going out of this world! The Breitling Jet Team Yes, Breitling have their very own aerobatic display team. How cool is that? Not just any old aerobatic display team, though. Oh no! It is the largest civilian aerobatics team in Europe no less. And they fly with the winged B proudly displayed. In keeping with the brand,…

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Celebrity Watch Watch – Obama

September 25, 2020

Our latest celebrity watch watch features the former leader of the free world. Yes, Donald Trump. No, wait, strike that, he’s still in power (at the moment)! Besides, we all know that taste is one of many things that the Trumpster lacks in abundance! I am, of course, referring to the former President of the United States, Mr Barrack Obama. What would the President wear? On his wrist, Mr. President…

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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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