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Allen Farmelo

At age 7 Allen fell in love with a Timex boy's dive watch his parents gave him, and he's taken comfort in wearing a watch ever since. Allen is especially curious about digital technology having inspired a revival of analog technology, long-lasting handmade goods, and classic fashion. He lives in a one-room schoolhouse in The Hudson Valley with his partner and two orange cats.
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Book Review: “Timekeepers” by Simon Garfield

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I almost never hear watch enthusiasts talk about time itself. This isn’t entirely strange. Fans …
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First Look: Ianos Avyssos

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The Greek poet Homer wrote about sponges, which tells us that retrieving sponges from the seafloor has been going on in Greece for as long …
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In the Hangar with Tockr Watches and the Commemorative Air Force

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Tockr has partnered with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) to offer the D-Day C-47, a watch with a dial made from aluminum originally found on …
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Modding Watches: Gutsy Engraving and Third-Party Cases

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People modify nearly all aspects of watches, but those intrepid souls who dare to irrevocably modify the case fascinate me. Swapping out a dial, hands, …
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Introducing the Ball Engineer II Skindiver Heritage Limited Edition, Now Available for Pre-Order

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Ball was built around early railroad timepieces, yet in the 1960s they produced a professional dive watch dubbed Skindiver. The Skindiver is back, now in …
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The Co-Axial Escapement: an Horological Hit

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The co-axial escapement—generally regarded one of the most significant contributions to mechanical horology in the past two centuries—will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary as Omega’s …
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Introducing the Pelton Sector Nickel Silver LE, with an American-Made Case and Dial

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This Fall, we introduced Pelton Watches to our readers with a hands-on review of the Sector and a podcast interview with Deni Mesanovic, Pelton’s founder and …
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Review: anOrdain Model 1

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For the minimalist 38-millimeter Model 1, Scotland’s anOrdain spent over 4,000 hours over three years trying over 160 enamel types from five different countries before …
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10 Great COSC-Certified Watches Under $2,500

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Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres translates into English as the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, …