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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 …
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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, but everyone just calls it COSC. Some say “cosk” and …
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Introducing the Seiko Presage Urushi Byakudan-nuri Ref. SPB085

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While Grand Seiko is home to the Japanese manufacturer’s most revered techniques and materials, in 2016 the Presage line went global to offer up some …
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Review: Bravur Scandinavia in Midnight Blue

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Though I pride myself to some small degree on my ability to accurately determine a watch’s diameter by eye, the 39-millimeter Bravur Scandinavia threw me …
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Introducing the Archimede Outdoor 41 AntiMag

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Originally known as “trench watches” during WWI, by the 1980s, outdoorsy brands like L.L. Bean and Orvis were selling simple, rugged, time-only “field watches” to …
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Review: Gavox Legacy Power Reserve

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Few other than Michael Happé of Gavox Watches would construe a power reserve indicator as an activity tracker. But he’s right: if you’re not moving, …
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Review: DuFrane Barton Springs 656 Diver

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It sucks when your secret spot becomes a global destination, and few cities can claim that as emphatically as Austin, Texas, home to DuFrane Watches. …
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Introducing the Brellum Wyvern Manufacture LE.1 and LE.2

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Brellum is an independent brand with fourth-generation Swiss watchmaker, Sebastien Muller, at the helm. Known for impressive design and build quality with mellow pricing, Brellum …
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Introducing the Nomos Orion 33 and 38 in Midnight Blue

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Classy midnight blue and gold dials, minimalist Bauhaus design, an in-house movement, long luscious lugs, …