Rolex – I think I get it now

I have long been of the view that Rolex watches are just a little too traditional for me and maybe a little too obvious a purchase. Many of those who I know with Rolexes have bought them because they were the watch to get when they reached a certain level of financial security or because […]

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Is Swatch just a novelty?

I have heard a lot spoken about Swatch over the past few weeks on podcasts and thought I would spend some time in a store to see what all of the fuss is about. Swatch to me has historically been a cheap brand that is for children and those who like overt colours on their […]

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The date window

I don’t think I’m the minority opinion here. If, by some miracle, we were able to get access to an apples-to-apples comparison – say, the sales figures for the Rolex no-date Submariner versus the date version – I suspect that the latter would far outstrip the former. And I, for one, don’t think that watch brands, who are […]

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The Root Beer GMT Master

My son showed me the above video which is new today from Watchfinder and I was stunned. For whatever reason the root beer GMT Master has passed me by and I could not take my eyes off it. This is (probably) the sweetest watch I have ever laid my eyes on and the quality of […]

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The Omega Memomatic

I spotted the above Omega Memomatic in a local jewellers today and was surprised at how taken I was with it. The grey dial is simply stunning and the unique inner orange hands, to set the alarm, add to the look without making it feel too busy. Throw in a very readable date window and […]

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No one noticed it, no one…

The person putting the dial together didn’t notice. The person putting the case together didn’t notice. The person doing the final quality checking didn’t notice. The person selling it didn’t notice. The person buying it didn’t notice. We humans are remarkably blind at times.

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Spot the difference

A colleague at work bought a new watch for £13. It is the one on the left in the above photo. The one on the right costs £2,780 and to anyone who does not like watches a purchase of the more expensive one must seem crazy. It is at times like this when I do […]

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