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First Look: The Mido Commander Shade

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As the trend toward small watches goes mainstream, reissues from the mid-20th century are everywhere …
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First Look: The 2018 Omega Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Collection

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The fact that Omega can alter so many aspects of the 300M’s iconic design while keeping the beloved aesthetic totally intact is testament to the …
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First Look: The Longines Military Watch

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I’ll admit to feeling chuffed that on Ep. 51 of The Worn & Wound Podcast,  Zach, Ilya and I predicted that fauxtina would soon move …
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Baselworld 2018: Introducing the Tudor 1926 Collection, a New Entry Point Into the Shield

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We live in a time when rugged-looking tool watches regularly get paired with formal wear, but then again so do wrinkled work boots, gnarly beards, …
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Hands-On with the Hemel HFT20 Meca-Quartz and Mechanical Chronographs

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Even the best photos betray some watches, and the Hemel HFT20 didn’t work its charms on me until I had it in my hands. Once …
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Field Test: SCUBA Diving in Belize With Four Popular Dive Watches from Seiko, Oris, and Rado

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I finally go SCUBA diving and am immediately vexed to learn that wearing a dive watch underwater can be considered far more pretentious than sporting …
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Seiko Prospex “Orange Samurai” ref. SRPB97 (SRPC07) Review

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How long does a watch need to be out of production for a new iteration to be considered a reissue? Is nine years long enough? …
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Introducing Horae—Customizable (Quartz and Mechanical) Watches That Don’t Break the Bank

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It seems impossible to me that a micro-brand can offer Patek Phillip-esque watches for as little as $125 and not be laughed off the block, …
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Book Review: The Wristwatch Handbook—A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Watches

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The Wristwatch Handbook is an in-depth study of mechanical movements aimed at collectors looking to …