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Hands-On Review – Zenith Chronomaster Sport (1/10th Second Chronograph)

The resultant CNC’d filigree appeals to my engineer’s eye just as much a haute horology movement does to my artist’s heart. Zenith’s caliber 3600 has that skeletonized-grey look of the Oris Pro-Pilot X and reminds me this is more like a Terminator movie than The Great Gatsby.

The Apple Watch is The New Quartz Crisis

In 2019, Apple sold 31 million watches, an increase of 36% from the prior year. The entire Swiss watch industry sold 21 million watches, down 13%. The first quarter of 2020 had a 20% growth in smartwatch production with Apple accounting for more than half of the sales.

Book Review-The Movado History

It may surprise some people to find out that vintage Movado timepieces have an avid collector base. Yes, this is the same brand that is familiar from its department store displays in malls all over America and which purchased MVMT two years ago.

Hands-on Review: A Pair of Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converters

The most obvious design feature on these watches is the slide rule bezel. While its layout is identical to the Breitling Navitimer’s, the Hamiltons feature more precise details, like markers to more easily calculate speed, distance and fuel usage.

Curating the Collection – Out With The Pogues, In With the Vintage Grand Seiko

If I had to sum up my collecting year I would say I have focused even more on vintage watches in 2020 while bifurcating the collection into a Seiko-only historical collection and a general everyday wear collection. In terms of the vintage Seiko pieces, I went older and smaller in 2020.

Collector Guide – Rolex Datejust 36mm Steel 1972-1987

Let’s say you want to obtain a vintage mechanical steel 36mm Rolex Datejust, and let’s say that you’re ok with a leather strap over a bracelet, and let’s say you’re bargain hunting. If that’s you, read on.