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

Omega Constellation 39mm Gold Reference131.

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: $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 »

Insight Greubel Forsey’s Double Balancier Convexe of 2022 & How a Generation of Master Watchmakers Is Futureproofing Their Brands

Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Convexe

The 21st Century is seeing a generation of master watchmakers grapple with their legacies, and for Greubel Forsey 2022 may mark the beginning of a new era. This is a year that fans and collectors of Greubel Forsey may want to understand and remain cognizant of well into the future. The Winding-Down Of A Watchmaking… Read more »

Hands-On Re-evaluating the Hermès H08

By David Flett with photography by Allen Farmelo The Skinny In Search of Something Different Innovation sometimes seems to be a rare commodity in the world of entry level luxury watches. Of course, everyone has their own definition of entry level and everyone has their own definition of luxury watches but for the sake of… Read more »

Restoration Workbench Seiko Liner 14090 – How Resistant to Water were Seiko’s Earliest Waterproof Watches?

Seiko will claim that waterproof watch production started in earnest in 1965 with the 150M 62MAS, however in the years prior to the 62MAS, Seiko did experiment with water proofing other models. Many collectors will agree that Seiko’s first waterproof watch was the manually-wound Seiko Cronos ‘Sea horse’ from the Daini factory, released in December… Read more »

Collector Guide Vacheron Constantin Triple Calendar Movements of the 20th Century – A Complete Catalog of Serially-Produced Complete Calendars With and Without Moonphase

Vacheron Constantin Triple Calendar Calender Complete Moonphase Movements

This guide is a one-stop reference for Vacheron Constantin’s serially-produced triple-calendar wristwatch movements of the 20th century. As such, this guide should help the collector of vintage Vacheron Constantin dress watches which were, to use the era’s lingo, intended for gentlemen. Triple Calendar With and Without Moonphase A classic complication, the triple calendar – also… Read more »

Hands-On Bremont S300 Supermarine Kaimu 40m Dive Watch – Serious Diver Durability & Timeless Aviation Vibes

The Skinny 40mm Modified Calibre 11 1/2’’ BE-92AV (Sellita SW200 base) auto-winding with date 300m water resistance Year of release: 2022 Precision: retail models will run within COSC Chronometer specifications (-4/+6 secs/day) Kaimu is a black sand beach in Hawaii $3695 A Family of Classic 40mm Divers I like relatively smaller watches, so I was… Read more »