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Watches Under $1000

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Introducing the Orient Bambino Small Seconds, the Latest Iteration of an Affordable Classic

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If you’re just getting into mechanical watches and appreciate quality, but don’t have deep pockets, …
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Straton Speciale Chronograph Review

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It’s always fun to see a brand mature over time, finding a unique voice and direction as they go. Over the last two years we’ve …
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The Other Moon Watch—Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph Review

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The historical Bulova “Moon Watch” has a long and fascinating, albeit a somewhat convoluted, history. The watch was made for Astronaut David Scott, who wore …
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Hands-On with the Bleau Modest Collection

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One of the most consistently interesting things I’ve observed following the ever-burgeoning micro-brand segment of the watch world has been the democratization of materials and …
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Seiko Prospex Diver ref. SPB053 Review

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At Wind^Up a few weeks back, we met one of our long-time readers, James Smith (you Instagram fanatics may better know him as thejames80). We …
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Introducing the Autodromo GT Owner’s Edition and Endurance Chronographs, Designed In Collaboration with Ford Motor Company

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One of the greatest things about covering the micro-brand segment of the watch industry is that we get to watch companies grow—usually out of one …
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Affordable Classic: How Seiko’s Earliest SARB Watches Revisited the ’70s

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Faceted crystals may seem like a hangover from an unfortunate ’70s trend—something the watch world has moved on from and possibly even looks back on …
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Junghans Form A Review

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I have to be honest, when I first saw the Junghans Form watches in a press release a few weeks before Basel World 2017, I …
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Timex Just Released a $200 Mechanical Watch

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In the 1950s, Timex established itself as a purveyor of dependable, affordable wristwatches, with the …