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 Designed by artist Nathan George Horwitt in 1947, originally made by Vacheron & Constantin-Le Coultre Watches, Inc., and later by Movado.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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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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Celebrity Watch Watch – Obama

March 10, 2019

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!

March 7, 2019

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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Smart is good!

February 28, 2019

I have not exactly raved about smartwatches previously, I know. But, every now and then, something comes along and makes you sit up and take notice. The Swiss watch manufacturers Frederique Constant have managed to do just that with their upgraded Horological Smartwatch. Their original Horological Smartwatch, which was launched amidst much fanfare at Baselworld 2015, has been a success, but didn’t really float my boat, so to speak! Not…

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Celebrity Watch Watch – James Bond!

February 17, 2019

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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