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Curating the Collection – A Vintage Seiko Speedtimer 6139 Pogue Chronograph Ousts a Ceramic Daytona From a Rolex Collection

Seiko Speedtimer 6139

Where I once thought of my Seiko Speedtimer 6139 as the anomaly in my Rolex-centric collection, I’ve since started to see that it actually plays an important role somewhere near center stage. The 6139 has somehow managed to work its way through my tangle of collecting rules and straight onto my wrist with nearly the frequency of any other watch I own.

Hands-On Tudor Black Bay GMT Pro (Reference M79470-0002 of 2022)

The Skinny 39mm Stainless steel 200 meters water resistance Released March 2022 Price when released – $3675 on leather or fabric, $4000 on bracelet Movement –  MT5662 GMT, integrated GMT function with jumping hour and date, auto-winding, certified chronometer Precision – +2secs/day on our timegrapher How The GMT Pro Nails The Rolex 1655 Vibe Well… Read more »

Iteration Tracker Modern Zodiac Super Sea Wolf (2015-present)

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf

Originally a Swiss watch company, Zodiac issued the Sea Wolf in 1953, tying Blancpain and beating Rolex with the first commercial release of a dive watch. Zodiac puttered out during the Quartz Crisis, but in 2001 Fossil Watches bought the Zodiac name and prepared for a relaunch. The revived Zodiac released the first modern Sea Wolf in 2015. Fossil owns and operates Swiss Technology Productions (STP), which builds the ETA/Sellita-equivalent movements used in the modern Super Sea Wolf

Iteration Tracker Tudor Pelagos (2012-Present)

A unique and indispensable resource, our Iteration Trackers provide chronological information on all iterations of a specific watch model. Model Overview The Tudor Pelagos is meant for professional SCUBA diving. It takes features from vintage Tudor models, including the square markers and “snowflake” hands, but its construction is modern in titanium and with exceptional water… Read more »

Iteration Tracker Oris Divers Sixty-Five (2015-Present)

A unique and indispensable resource, our Iteration Trackers provide chronological information on all iterations of a specific watch model. Model Overview The Oris Divers Sixty-Five is a very popular 21st-century retro-styled dive watch based on a mid-1960s model. The Divers Sixty-Five is widely considered to have started the “retro diver” phenomenon of the 2010s. The Divers… Read more »

Iteration Tracker Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight (2018 – Present)

Tudor Black Bay 58 Iteration Trackers

A unique and indispensable resource, our Iteration Trackers provide chronological information on all iterations of a specific watch model. Model Overview The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight is an immensely popular retro-styled dive watch taking inspiration from Rolex and Tudor Submariners dating from the 1950s through the 1970s. Taking it’s basic form from the larger 41mm… Read more »

Hands-On Omega 39mm Constellation with Integrated Bracelet in Solid Yellow Gold (Ref. 131.50.39.20.02.0022)

Omega Constellation 39mm Gold Reference131.50.39.20.02.002

The Skinny 39mm Solid yellow gold case and bracelet Caliber 8801 METAS-certified Co-axial auto-winding movement with date Precision: -2/+2 secs/day from factory Year of release: 2020 Reference: 131.50.39.20.02.002 $29,800 Hanging Tough with the Big Three Amidst the integrated-bracelet-watch renaissance of the 2020s, the 39mm solid yellow gold Omega Constellation contends with heavy-hitting legends from The… Read more »

Insight From Virtual to Real to Vintage How the Tudor Ranger Reissue of 2022 Lead Me To A Vintage Field Watch

Contributor and photographer Gareth Munden ponders his experience of virtual representations of vintage-inspired recreations, those recreations in person, and then asks how they stack up against vintage watches. Images by Gareth Munden. Tudor Ranger on loan from Stuart Young. Encountering The Virtual Tudor Ranger Via Social Media On Friday July the 8th 2022, I was… Read more »

Hands-On Tudor Black Bay GMT S&G – A Tribute to the Rolex Rootbeer GMT Master of the 1960s

The Skinny 41mm x 14.6mm Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5652 GMT, 70-hour power reserve, COSC certification Steel and Gold 200m water resistance Release year: 2022 $4300 on straps, $5500 with bracelet Imitating Its Way to Uniqueness It can be difficult to intellectually separate Tudor from Rolex. Rolex owns Tudor, their mutual technologies are well known, and the… Read more »