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BOLDR Expedition Swiss Automatic Field Watch
Once again BOLDR has had great success launching their new models on Kickstarter, including their latest, the BOLDR Expedition Field Watch, which comes in six styles featuring a Swiss automatic Sellita SW200-1 movement inside. At 41mm it's a very...
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Oak & Oscar's The Jackson Flyback Chronograph Wristwatches
In the watch world, brands like Oak & Oscar make it easy to be excited about boutique horological designers. Their latest piece, The Jackson, represents both ambition and cohesion. This limited edition 40mm flyback chronograph carries plenty of...
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Interview: "Watch Tailor" Alexandre Meerson
For all the round-faced watches out there, rarely does one cross a bold, new design that employs the shape. Alexandre Meerson, the designer and self-described "watch tailor" behind Meerson Watches has achieved this with all four of his automatic, Swiss...
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Brathwait's Inexpensive Automatic Watches
With their two-style Swiss Automatic timepiece line, watchmaker Brathwait has succeeded where few can. As the collection title implies, these watches are both Swiss-made and automatic. Remarkably, however, they're also under $600. Quality components...
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HODINKEE + TAG Heuer Limited Edition Chronograph Wristwatch
Leave it to the team at HODINKEE to find a vintage timepiece—of which only 20 known examples exist—and bring it to life with contemporary flair and relevance. The "Skipperera," reference 7754, debuted in 1967—a Tag Heuer commission following...
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Baselworld 2017: Five Well-Designed Women's Watches
More often than not, women's watches tend to condescend to the consumer base—throwing in a delicate or funky colorway or adding some gemstones atop a fairly normal timepiece without much to its core. With the amount of innovation and craftsmanship...
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Montblanc's New Bronze 1858 Collection Watches
Beyond the vintage aesthetics of Montblanc's new bronze 1858 Collection pieces, two related attributes shine: the visual warmth of the metal, both dressy and casual, and an understanding that with age these watches will acquire their own unique...
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Triarrows' New Affordable Mechanical Watches
After two highly successful Kickstarter campaigns raising over $100K together, affordable watch brand TRIARROWS has returned with another well-made timepiece that defies traditional wristwatch pricing. Their new automatic watch, known as The Mechanical...
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Piaget's New Sporty, Stainless Steel Polo S Wristwatch
Many brands look to the past for inspiration. Few, however, have as iconic a back catalogue as Swiss luxury watch and jewelry designer Piaget. The Polo S isn't a standard reissue—it now features the brand new in house Piaget 1110P movement and...
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Brooklyn-Designed Carpenter Watches
After successfully funding on Kickstarter in 2015 and delivering pieces this spring, Brooklyn's Carpenter Watches now exists as a fledgling company in its own right. Based out of Park Slope, founder and designer Neil Carpenter continues to offer...
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Xeric's Unusual, Affordable Soloscope Automatic Watch
By proximity alone the team at Watchismo has horological inspiration enough to imagine a watch of uncommon technical virtue. Longtime hunters and gatherers of unique timepieces for their retail site, the brand began developing and launching proprietary...
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Uniform Wares' First-Ever Watch Line for Women
To be honest, the gender neutral allure of Uniform Wares watches was a feature that caught our attention all the way back in 2009. Their clean but dynamic designs, envisioned in Clerkenwell, England and assembled in Switzerland, have found places...
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Baselworld 2016: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
Since their reintroduction to the American market a few years ago, Tudor has excelled at releasing pieces that reference their illustrious past. At this year's Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, they've once again succeeded in delivering a refreshing...
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Interview: Vacheron Constantin’s Artistic Director Christian Selmoni
It's no small feat to be the oldest continuously producing watch manufacturer in the world. And while Vacheron Constantin holds this historic accolade, and can stake claim to 260 years' worth of developments in horlogerie, the luxury Swiss watch brand...
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Baselworld 2016: Reinventing the All-Black Watch
With hundreds of brands present, Baselworld—the globe's largest and arguably most prestigious watch and jewelry fair—doesn't intentionally play host to themes or trends, but it does offer an opportunity to notice through-lines across multiple watchmakers...
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Autodromo's Group B Automatic Watches
It's hard to find a well-made automatic watch under $1000, let alone one that packs as much punch as Autodromo's latest: the Group B. Across three vibrant colors (and one black and white option), there's a pronounced design that's worth inspecting...
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IWC's New, Smaller Pilot's Watches
For almost 150 years now, IWC Schaffhausen has produced some of the most popular and well-received Swiss-made watches. Over the last few years, and simultaneous with a global consumer trend toward bigger-is-better, IWC began producing timepieces...
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Larsson & Jennings' The Automatic Series
Much can be said of the multi-national inspiration behind watch brand Larsson & Jennings. Established between Stockholm and London, the brand draws from the minimalist design sensibilities of the former, punctuated with historic timepiece nuances...
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Richard Mille's RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire Watch
One might not be surprised to learn that most technical advancements in watchmaking (and their subsequent application) occur regarding men's pieces. This is true of many brands, including Swiss innovator Richard Mille—and yet, with their brand...
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Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève
In many ways, Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz's Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève epitomizes the brand. At the watch's core, there's a proprietary Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement powering an off-center hours and minutes...
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Richard Mille's RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon
There's something innately personal about a wristwatch. It rests on the body as a reflection of one's aesthetic values and design interests. It's more than an item of utility, it's one of the rare accessories men wear with frequency. Channeling...