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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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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 …
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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 tower atop the Palace of Westminster—will be shut down in …
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Watches in Space: We Asked Three Astronauts What Watches They’ll Bring with Them to the ISS

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When an American, an Italian and a Russian are launched to the International Space Station this spring, they’ll be carrying with them some of our …
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Introducing the Redesigned C5 Malvern Automatic MK III and C3 Chronograph MK III from Christopher Ward

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It’s easy for a successful company to keep doing what they’ve always done, to idle rather than to experiment or improve. But that’s not what …
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A Tale of Two Speedies: the “Speedy Tuesday” LE and a Basel Preview

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As watch collectors all over the world await the newest watches to be released, Omega …