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Love the Skin You’re In: the Lightweight Skin Diver

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Part of the appeal of dive watches is the idea of sheer functionality—the sense that …
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For Your Eyes Only: the Secret Microphone Wristwatch Worn by Cold War Spies

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On the night of July 15, 1977, CIA agent Martha Peterson walked along Krasnoluzhskiy Bridge over the Moscow River. She had spent the last four …
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 …
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From Geneva to Venezuela, the Story Behind the Rolex 6634 Serpico Y Laino “Golden Egg”

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On Christmas morning, one of my boys handed me a small box from under the tree, a box that was from my stepfather. I opened …
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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 following the communist revolution, Soviet horology was very much a …

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 …
Article / Interviews

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 …
Article / Vintage

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 …