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Jon Gaffney

Jon is a native New Englander who enjoys traveling as much as returning home. He has a passion for watches that his significant other kindly tolerates whilst shaking her head in consternation. A tendency to plow through life with little finesse has led him to appreciate and pursue the utility of a good tool watch.
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Hunting Down a Seiko 6105-8000

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The one that got away—we all have one (most of us probably have a few). …

Three-Watch Collection Under $5,000: Jon’s Picks

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It’s been a while since the last installment of our popular Three-Watch Collection Under $5,000 series. We’ve already seen picks from Ilya, Mark, Hung, Sean, …
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Hands-On With the BALL Engineer Hydrocarbon DEVGRU

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We covered the launch of BALL’s new Engineer Hydrocarbon DEVGRU last fall when the press release first hit our inbox. It’s tough to pass up …
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Affordable Vintage: My Journey to a Seiko Navigator Timer ref. 6117-8000

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The Seiko 6117-8000 came into my collection as a fallback of sorts—a stand in watch for another piece that had been traded away (a Seiko …
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Test Driving the Lum-Tec Combat B38 GMT on a Honda Grom

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Flight is the first thing that comes to mind when I think or hear GMT. Greenwich Mean Time’s origin comes from the need for increased …

Affordable Vintage: ’70s Cool with the Scubapro 500

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It started because I had a watch that wasn’t getting worn. We’ve all been there; a piece comes into your possession, and at first it …
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Provenance Worth Pursuing: an Heirloom Hamilton

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One of the most iconic advertising campaigns ever produced by a watch brand is undoubtedly Patek Philippe’s “Generations.” The sentimentality and notion of timelessness–the idea …

Field Test: the Affordable B-1T Titanium Field Watch from Bertucci

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When I was tasked with field-testing the Bertucci B-1T Titanium Field watch, I went into the job blind. I knew very little of the brand …
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Two Years in with the MK II Paradive

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Growing up watches were not really something I thought about. As a kid and all …