Watch this: Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London

As the sands of time slip by, one place in the capital exudes elegance and sophistication beyond its years. Burlington Arcade in the heart of London town stretches back to the Victorian period. Opened in 1819, it runs through both Piccadilly and Bond Street. Shoes by...

Is that watch real?

Luxury watches are popular and valuable, but there are dishonest vendors who market fakes as genuine. You can protect your investment by taking proper precautions. We recommend the following: Look for a reasonable offer. Compare the product to known genuine items....

Precision in Glashütte is timeless

Since the foundation of their eponymous company in 1854, in the town of Glashütte, the Lange family has always pursued precision and perfection, having developed their own grading system under which only the very best products were awarded the "1A" designation. The...

Caring for Your Timepiece

Caring for Your Timepiece Activities Precision timepieces are designed and built for durability and accuracy. However, there are limits to what a new watch can endure, and as with everything, time and wear take their toll on even the finest timepiece. Temperature...

Timing is key, accuracy is life

A gentleman's stainless steel automatic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Comex Sea-Dweller wrist watch circa 1979 (issued to Comex in 1981, reference 2236). The black dial with luminous hourly markers and hands, date aperture to the three o'clock position, with a black...

Watch Encyclopedia

Your watch encyclopedia covering all the acronyms and watch specific terminology so you know what you are buying when looking for your dream watch.

 I have a couple of favourite watches: one is a Rolex Steel Daytona style which I bought at Geneva airport in 1971 when we got paid in real money for a gig (I didn’t see any more money until 1973)…

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Nick Mason

Drummer and racing car driver, Pink Floyd

7 Step Guide to Watch Collecting

We sat down with world leading watch collector James Dowling to get the best tips to start collecting watches.

How to Spot a Fake Watch

Luxury watches are popular and valuable, but there are dishonest vendors who market fakes as genuine…

Caring for Your Timepiece

Precision timepieces are designed and built for durability and accuracy. However, they need care so we made a guide with the best practices. 

Rolex Explorer 1016

The Rolex Explorer reference 1016 is considered one of the best entry-level Rolex watches for collectors. This vintage watch is more readily available than other Explorers, such as the rare reference 6610 which immediately preceded it. Experts conclude that for every...

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Watch how the world’s most complicated watch are built

The amount of meticulous detail and genius craftsmanship and microscopic precision that goes into one of these Patandmaster Chime 5175R is ridiculous. Just watching the little pieces fit together is like seeing the most beautiful puzzle ever get completed. It better...

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Is that watch real?

Luxury watches are popular and valuable, but there are dishonest vendors who market fakes as genuine. You can protect your investment by taking proper precautions. We recommend the following: Look for a reasonable offer. Compare the product to known genuine items....

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Girard Perregaux

Girard Perregaux has over 220 years of watchmaking history, starting in 1791 when goldsmith and watchmaker Jean-François Bautte gathered professionals in every phase of watchmaking in a single entity. Therein Geneva, for the first time he produced an array of jewelry...

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Time = Distance, or Where You Are is When It Is.

Traveling history of investment-quality timepieces. Remember geography lessons mentioning latitude and longitude as minutes and seconds and wondering how the calculation of longitude requires knowing the difference between local time and Greenwich Mean Time and how...

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