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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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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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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Rent a watch?

March 28, 2019

Watch rental is a new concept currently being operated by a Company called Eleven James in the United States. It is a membership club and they rent luxury watches to their customers. For a fee of $149 per month, they receive a new timepiece every quarter. Sounds like a good idea, but will this catch on in the UK? Take a look at the video, in which the CEO of Eleven James,…

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

March 25, 2019

…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?!

March 24, 2019

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

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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Not just a pretty face!

March 19, 2019

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?!

March 12, 2019

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 wth the brand,…

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