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Allen Farmelo

Allen Farmelo is a life-long watch collector and enthusiast. He is especially fascinated with the way watches captivate people and inspire wonder.
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Introducing the Unimatic X NOUS U1-NU, a Stealthy and Minimalist Dive Watch

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The Paris-based street culture lab NOUS (“We” in French) has teamed up with the Italian …
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Introducing the Stowa Antea Klassik KS Roman Rosé

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When a watch design is just right, it allows for seemingly endless iteration. Stowa’s Antea Klassik is one such design, coming in a variety of …
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Introducing the Evant Decodiver, a Value-Packed, ’70s-Inspired Dive Watch

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It is a relief to witness genuine humility creeping into Evant’s language about their watches. With the release of their first watch, the Tropic Diver, …
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Introducing the Oris Divers Sixty-Five RedBar Limited Edition

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RedBar is a collective of watch-heads who gather in bars across the country to drink, gas about watches, and—most importantly—to indulge in genuine, face-to-face community. …
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Book Review: “Bulova: A History of Firsts”

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“Joseph Bulova was the ur-example of the American Dream,” claims Aaron Sigmund in his forward to the new book Bulova: A History of Firsts from …

Chronography 13: The Important History of the Valjoux 7730, a Classic Mid-Century Movement

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The Valjoux 7730 is a hand-wound, dual-register chronograph movement produced from 1966 to 1973. The 7730 includes a small seconds sub-dial at 9:00, a jumping …
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Review: Gavox Roads Chronograph Collection

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Gavox founder Michael Happé is the grandson of a Flying Tiger. I’m no war or aviation buff, but even I knew this one. Who could …
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First Look: The Mido Commander Shade

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As the trend toward small watches goes mainstream, reissues from the mid-20th century are everywhere these days. However, the Mido Commander Shade is part of …
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First Look: The 2018 Omega Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Collection

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The fact that Omega can alter so many aspects of the 300M’s iconic design while …