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Blake Buettner

Blake is a Wisconsin native who’s spent the past decade covering the people, products, and brands that make the watch world a little more interesting. Blake enjoys the practical elements that watches bring to everyday life, from modern Seikos to vintage Rolex. He is an avid writer and photographer with a penchant for classic cars, non-fiction literature, and home-built mechanical keyboards.
Review / Hands-On

Hands-On With The IWC ‘Tribute To 3705’ & A Steel 3706

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I like how IWC chooses to honor their back catalog in so called “Tribute” watches. …
Review / Hands-On

Hands-On With The Hand-Wound Hamilton Chronograph H

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Hamilton surprised many of us this year by releasing a hand crank, dateless version of their handsome Intra-Matic Chronograph called the Chronograph H. The watch …
Review / Hands-On

Hands-On With The Coast Pacific Explorer

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If you were to bump into me on any given day, the odds are good that I’d be wearing a simple, time-only, function driven “tool” …
Article / News & Releases

Introducing The Fortis AMADEE-20 Official Cosmonauts Chronograph

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Following up on their 2019 release of the AMADEE-18, Fortis has built a new Official Cosmonauts Chronograph watch in collaboration with the Austrian Space Forum’s …
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Introducing The Ming 17.09, A Fitting Swan Song To The 17 Series

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Ming will bid farewell to their 17 series of watches this week with the release of the 17.09, and as far as goodbyes go, this …
Article / News & Releases

Introducing The Farer Carnegie Chronograph Sport

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Not content to sit on the sidelines this week, Farer has taken the lid off their latest vibrant creation, the Carnegie Chronograph Sport. The Carnegie …
Article / Featured

Nomos Updates Neomatik 41 In New Metro & Tangente …Update

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Complications from Nomos hit different. Whether it’s a world timer, or a power reserve indication, Nomos will find a way to make it their own. …
Article / Hands-On

Hands-On With The New IWC Classic Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41

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IWC continues to refine their Pilot’s Watch family with a new entry to their Classic collection in the Chronograph 41. Not only does the watch …
Article / Featured

Rolex Revamps The Explorer Collection, But Probably Not In The Way You Were Expecting

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Explorer II, which debuted with the …