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ISO 6245: When Does A Watch Become A Diver’s Watch?

ISO 6245: When Does A Watch Become A Diver’s Watch?

Diving watches are among the most popular type of watches these days, but what makes a diving watch a diving watch is not too clear. In general, a unidirectional 60-minute bezel seems to be mandatory, as well as a reasonable water resistance. Here we are already on a slippery slope, because what is reasonable for a ...

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Hands-on With The New Rolex Sea-Dweller

Hands-on With The New Rolex Sea-Dweller

It was one of the most talked about watches at Baselworld, the new Rolex Sea-Dweller. Many of these conversations focused on red text and a cyclops, but there is more to the new Sea-Dweller, who just happen also to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year!

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Throwback Thursday: Patek Philippe Ref.530 Astrua Torino

Throwback Thursday: Patek Philippe Ref.530 Astrua Torino

This watch was manufactured by Patek Philippe in 1938 and sold in 1939 by Astrua Torino. An interesting fact is that this Patek Philippe dealer was founded in 1860 in Turin, Italy, and still exists today. As it was part of a private collection for over four decades, the existence of the Ref.530 Astrua Torino was ...

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For The Love Of Retro

For The Love Of Retro

It seems that time makes us more appreciative of designs from the past. Maybe it is because we have seen them on multiple occasions, so we got more used to them, or maybe because they invoke a sentimental sense of yesteryear. A lot of watches that are introduced each year are based on, or inspired by, vintage models ...

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Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Flower: Art, Automaton or Watch?

Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Flower: Art, Automaton or Watch?

Many ladies watches, even more so than men’s watches, are on the threshold of being watch or art. They combine their timekeeping function with intricate designs, gemstone settings, enamel painting, and in the case of the Lady 8 Flower: an automaton.

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Watches To Channel Your Inner Rockstar!

Watches To Channel Your Inner Rockstar!

We Will Rock You! When it isn’t the music, then it is the (life)style of the world’s most famous rockers that is grabbing headlines. Watches are an intricate part of this, as these three examples show.

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