Review: Breitling Superocean Heritage Chrono 46

The Brand Founded in 1884 in Grenchen, Breitling are one of the last independent, family-run Swiss watchmakers. With a tradition of fine-precision chronometers designed with the aviation industry in mind, Breitling have long been considered at the forefront of quality watchmaking. How does it look and feel? The first time you put this watch on your wrist, you can feel the quality just oozing out of it! The steel mesh bracelet looks…

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Brand Focus: Bell and Ross

Bell & Ross are luxury French watch manufacturers founded in 1992 by the Swiss watch designer Bruno Belamich and his business associate Carlos A. Rosillo. In the early days, their watches were made by a German manufacturer called Sinn. Early models carried the logo of both Sinn and Bell & Ross. In 2002, Bell & Ross took the decision to break free from this relationship and began manufaturing their watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds,…

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When is a Breitling not a Brightling!?

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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Waterproof watch? I don’t think so!!

Some time ago, I found out, to my peril, that a waterproof watch does not do what it says on the tin! Splashproof, maybe, but waterproof – oh no!! So what exactly is the difference between waterproof, water resistant, splashproof, or any other term the watch manufactureres care to throw at us? This guide will help you and, hopefully, prevent your beloved timepiece from actually disintegrating at the mearest sniff…

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Review: Nomos Glashütte Club

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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New from the big boys!

Baselworld, for those who do not know, is a prestigious trade show for the watch and jewellery industry. The event is held annually in, surprise surprise, Basel, Swizerland. The 2016 show was held towards the end of March and here we look at some of the latest releases from the major premium brand manufacturers. Rolex Arguably the highlight of the show was the new Cosmograph Daytona! An updated version of a…

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How ‘Smart’ do you need your watch to be?

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 millenium. Now, we have the ‘smart’ watch, which can connect to the internet, download…

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Is an expensive watch worth it?

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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Why Wrist Furniture?

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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