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Around the Web: “How the Soviets Revolutionized Wristwatches”

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The Soviet watchmaking tradition is a rich one. Born largely out of the emerging needs …

Affordable Vintage: Seiko Champion Alpinist

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When most vintage enthusiasts think of Seiko, divers and chronographs are what usually come to mind, and rightfully so. Seiko’s place in the pantheon of …
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A Restoration Story: Breathing New Life Into a $45 Timex “Roulette”

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Timex, oftentimes one of the most overlooked brands in watchmaking, has a long and storied history, forever intertwined with the East Coast’s Industrial Revolution that …
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From the Archives: McQueen to Mil-Spec, the Benrus Bullitt and the Type I/II

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As far as historically American watch companies go, Benrus is without a doubt one of the best known. Conceived in 1921 in New York City, …
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How Bulova Used a Universal Genève to Get to the Moon, and How You Can Get One Today

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I recently got myself the Bulova Moon Watch, a reproduction released by the brand earlier this year. For those of you unaware, the watch is …
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From the Archives: Vintage You Can Afford

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With reports of overproduction, lagging exports and layoffs, there’s no denying that the Swiss watch industry isn’t doing too hot right now. But while the …
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The Curious Case of the Universal Genève Polerouter Sub Super Compressor

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Collecting vintage watches is not for the faint of heart. More often than not, the complete history and details of vintage catalogues are lost to …
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Affordable Vintage: Croton Nivada Grenchen Antarctic

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In 1957/58, a group of about forty countries, including the US, Soviet Union, and most of Europe came together to declare the International Geophysical Year …
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Affordable Vintage: Hamilton Art Decos

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And now for something completely different. For anyone who has read any of my articles …