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Chronography 8: Meca-Quartz—Is It Really the Poor Relation?

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What is it about meca-quartz chronos? They have a knack of getting an opinion from …
Article / Featured

Both Sides Now: A Look at the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso

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If you were rich, but had absolutely no taste, you might buy a Hummer to tootle down to Walmart in.  On your wrist would be …
Article / News & Releases

Salon QP 2015: The Two Salon QPs part 2

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continued from Salon QP 2015: The Two Salon QPs part 1 Autodromo’s new Group B One doesn’t have to manage a hedge fund to afford …
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Salon QP 2015: The Two Salon QPs part 1

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Last Sunday morning, in hotels around Chelsea, watchmakers, watch writers, salespeople and PR bods will have been nursing sore feet and (in some cases) monumental …

Chronography 4: Lemania 5100

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Even its mother wouldn’t describe the Lemania 5100 as ‘pretty’.  A child of the late 1970s, it grew up just as those nasty rough boys …

Chronography 2: Column Wheels & Cams

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Behind the back of a mechanical chronograph you’ll find of the most beautiful sights in watchmaking.  A complexity of wheels, cams and levers working together …
Article / Vintage

Never Meet Your Heroes: Finding a Heuer Carrera 2447S

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They always say ‘never meet your heroes’. The same often applies in Watchworld. That gorgeous IWC Portofino you thought was the pinnacle of refinement and …
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Omega Heaven: Swiss Time Services

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Most of the time, your watch will tick happily for years. Unless you own an …