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Christian Alexandersen

Christian discovered his love for watches around the same time he discovered he could make a living as a writer. An award-winning journalist, Christian has covered everything from presidential campaigns to princess tea parties. Now, he’s combining his passion for vintage watches with his passion for writing. Christian lives and works out of central Pennsylvania.

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Introducing the Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition, a Watch Inspired by the 417 ES Flyback Chronograph Worn by Steve McQueen

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German watch brand Hanhart has taken design cues from its vault and mixed them with …
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Sistem Tissot? Swiss Mechanicals at Quartz Prices

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It’s not the clean design that makes the Tissot Everytime Swissmatic so special. And it isn’t that it’s powered by a Swiss-made mechanical movement. It’s …
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Interview: Rick Hale – American Clockmaker

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Inside a woodworking studio in Michigan, 27-year-old Rick Hale is working on another handmade clock. He carefully shaves away layers of wood. He takes his …
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Interview: Mechanical Magic with Antiquarian Horologist Brittany Cox

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When an item comes into Brittany Cox’s Seattle-based shop, you can be sure that it is old and it is beautiful. Cox is an antiquarian …
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8past10: the Future of the Watch Forum Is Mobile

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From connecting with other enthusiasts on Instagram and on online forums to getting their daily dose of content from numerous blogs, watch lovers in 2017 …
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Traveling Light (and Cheap): Six Nights in Cuba with a Beater GUL Ana-Digi

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Cuba has been closed off to Americans ever since the Bay of Pigs in 1960. But that changed when President Barack Obama ended the United …
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“Engineered sculpture”: Geoffrey Roth Brings New Materials to Watchmaking in the American Southwest

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At some point, whether through creative design or unique production methods, a watch becomes more than just something that sits on your wrist and tells …
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Introducing the MMT Smart Module E-Strap Concept

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The biggest problem that health trackers share with smartwatches is that their technology cannot be transferred from one device to another. But that’s no longer …
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A Short History of Big Ben, the World’s Most Famous Clock Tower

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The most iconic clock in the world is getting some overdue love. Big Ben—the 315-foot …