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Mark McArthur-Christie

Mark developed a passion for watches at a young age. At 9, he was gifted an Omega Time Computer manual from a local watch maker and he finagled Rolex brochures from a local dealer. Today, residing in the Oxfordshire village of Bampton, Mark brings his technical expertise and robust watch knowledge to worn&wound.

Caliber Spec: the ETA 2824 – Automatic for the People

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Movements (otherwise known as calibers–or calibre, depending on who you ask) are undeniably the heart …
Article / News & Releases

Grand Seiko at Baselworld 2017

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One of the challenges of Baselworld is the amount of Klondike-like panning needed to separate the facts from the adjectival PR silt in which they’re …
Article / Featured

Rewriting Horological History: London Watchmaking, Swiss Forgeries and the Advent of Mass Production

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In December last year, Jean-Daniel Pasche, the Chairman of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, talked about how his organization seizes and destroys around …

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

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A few weeks back, we kicked off a series with the following prompt: if you had $5,000 to build a well-rounded, three-watch collection, what watches …
Article / Vintage

Grail Found: Ultra Rare Seiko For Sale

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There’s a pleasure in pouring a glass of malt, putting one’s feet up and trawling through the watch listings on eBay. Although bargains aren’t as …
Article / Interviews

Interview: Paulo Fanton’s A-13A Pilot Watch

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Almost everyone loves a pilot watch. There’s a purity of function to them–clean lines, simplicity, ease of use and, let’s face it, a bit of …
Article / Featured

Introducing the Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph, the Automotive-Inspired Brand’s First Mechanical Chrono

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Cars and watches have gone together ever since one of the first two car owners uttered the immortal words, “what do you mean, yours is …
Article / News & Releases

Introducing the Dan Henry Collection, a Vintage-Watch Lover’s Affordable Take on New Vintage

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If you’re going to start designing and making watches, the best place to start is by collecting them. That’s where you begin to pick up …
Article / Featured

The Seiko SDGA001: Digital Done Right

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Digital watches. Mass market. Throwaway tech. Bit of a relic. Yes? It seems Seiko doesn’t …