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Introducing the Mido Multifort Chronometer Powered by the Value-Packed Caliber 80 Si

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The Multifort is a mainstay of Mido’s catalog, and the Multifort Chronometer—the latest entry into …
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Introducing the Neuchâtel Observatory Chronometer Database—a Chronology of Precision Timekeeping

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For those who are interested in vintage chronometers—and the history of horology in general—there is a new website available for you to sink your teeth …
Review / Review

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Review

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When Christopher Ward first announced the C1 Grand Malvern, I was very excited. Over the last six years, we’ve seen that brand grow and change …
Review / Review

Brellum Duobox Review

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It’s always a great experience when you first see a watch in person that you previously had only seen images of, and the reality of …
Article / Vintage

Grail Found: Ultra Rare Seiko For Sale

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There’s a pleasure in pouring a glass of malt, putting one’s feet up and trawling through the watch listings on eBay. Although bargains aren’t as …

History of Chronometers Pt. 4: In-House and Beyond COSC

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Since 1972, the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, or COSC, has been the official Swiss regulatory body for chronometers, providing testing and certifications to much …

History of Chronometers Pt. 3: Enter COSC

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As the ‘60s drew to a close and gave way to the early 1970s, the traditional Swiss industry was erupting into full-blown crisis. While the …

History of Chronometers Pt. 2: Observatory Trials

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John Harrison’s innovations in marine chronometry quickly took the world by storm. By the 1850s, marine chronometer watches were essentially standard equipment on oceangoing vessels …
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History of Chronometers Pt. 1: Origins

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Most categories of watches are rather self-explanatory. A diver watch is built to go underwater, …