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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.

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 …

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 are going to take a look at the wristwatches issued …
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Rado Celebrates Third Annual Rado Star Prize U.S. with NYCxDesign and WantedDesign

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In keeping with their place at the forefront of materials-based innovation, Rado participated for the third time as the Official Watch Sponsor of NYCxDESIGN, an …

Military Watches of the World: Great Britain Part 2—Post-WWII Through the Vietnam War Era

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In Part 2 of the British installment of our series, Military Watches of the World, …