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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 …
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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 become informed connoisseurs. As John Reardon, International Head of Watches …
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Review: “A Man & His Watch” Can Make a Watch Lover Out of Anyone

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The last thing I expected when A Man & His Watch arrived was that this book would inspire my life-partner’s a-ha moment and convert her …

Three-Watch Collection Under $5,000: A Reader Writes In

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It’s been a while since the last installment of our popular Three-Watch Collection Under $5,000 series. Today, Allen Farmelo, one of our long-time readers, writes …