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Oren Hartov

Oren Hartov is the watches editor at Gear Patrol, a contributor to several other publications, and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He is a reserve paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces and enjoys music, history, archaeology, militaria, scuba diving, languages and travel. He is of the opinion that Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam” may in fact be a better record than “Aja,” but he’s not positive.
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Military Watches of the World: Japan

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We continue our survey of military watches by country in a visit to the Land …
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Military Watches of the World: Italy Pt. 2

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Our survey of international military timepieces is back with part 2 of the chapter focused on Italy. You can read part 1 right here. We’re …

Military Watches of the World: Italy (Pt I)

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Our survey of international military timepieces is back in action after a long hiatus. In this installment, we travel to Italy. World War II Many …

Military Watches of the World: Germany Part 2—Post World War II to the Present

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The end of World War II saw a shattered Germany divided into the Federal Republic of Germany (West) and the German Democratic Republic (East). In …
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Military Watches of the World: Germany Part 1—19th Century Through World War II

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In the third and final installment of our series focused on military watches from around the world, we are going to take a look at military …
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First Look: Dark Seal from Seals Watch Co.

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Not too long ago, I reviewed the Model C from Seals Watch Co. While I liked the watch and believed it represented a good value …
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Military Watches of the World: “The Dirty Dozen”

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The attraction of the vintage tool watch for many is that these were timepieces built to do a specific job as accurately as possible, and, …
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Making a Tool Watch: A Basic Guide to ISO, DIN, and Related Industry Standards

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Though it’s typically easy enough for a collector to differentiate between various categories of watches, sussing out the technical definition of each of these categories …

Military Watches of the World: Great Britain Part 3—Falklands War Era Through Today

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In the final entry of our British installment of Military Watches of the World, we …