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The Watch Curmudgeon: The Watch I Love to Hate

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I have a watch that I absolutely love, but hate to wear. This saga began …
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Watch Curmudgeon: Baume & Mercier Cobra Blows All 8 Cylinders

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An acquaintance of mine at W&W, who knows how much I love Shelby Cobras, sent me a link to Baume & Mercier’s new Shelby Cobra …
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The Watch Curmudgeon: Chronoswiss Kairos Review

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One fine Saturday afternoon in ’92, when cell phones were as large as size 8.5 wingtips, I was walking down the avenue window shopping at …

Watch Curmudgeon: Occasional Watch

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About two years ago, I attended a formal wedding, and to complement my ludicrous attire, I wore my Submariner instead of the obligatory dress watch. …
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The Watch Curmudgeon’s 5 Watches for $2000

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Time for some serious thinking. Ok, we’ve got 2 grand to fuel our watch addiction, and we have to spread it over five watches: a …
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Watch Curmudgeon: Are Your Watches Hygienically Challenged?

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Your mother most likely ingrained in you that cleanliness is next to Godliness. So, I will assume that you, at least periodically, brush your teeth, …

Watch Curmudgeon: RIP Abraham Louis Breguet

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Unfortunately, poor old A.L. Breguet is not resting in peace! He’s in a rather nasty state of mind, tossing, turning, and moaning. In fact, this …

Watch Curmudgeon: How Little Did You Pay For That Watch?

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What do you think a gorgeous watch should cost that’s meticulously crafted, and features a fine ETA automatic movement, a thick, domed sapphire crystal, state-of-the-art …

Watch Curmudgeon: Overheard At a Swatch Store

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Every few months, I make an effort to visit a Swatch store to see what’s …