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Sunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Vs Grand Seiko SLGA001 by Rob Nudds & Ben Hodges May 31, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Grand Seiko SLGA001 Ben Hodges Rob Nudds In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, we’ve got another head-to-head for you. It’s getting deep this week. The Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is going up against the Grand Seiko SLGA001.
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SpaceX And The Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 Reference 3291.50

HomeWatch TalkSpaceX And The Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 Reference 3291.50 Watch TalkSpaceX And The Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 Reference 3291.50 Falcon 9 Astronauts And Their Speedies by Robert-Jan Broer May 30, 2020 MIN READSpaceX And The Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 Reference 3291.50Speedmaster fans were excited to see the SpaceX crew wearing the titanium Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 watches last Wednesday. Or, at least visibly on the wrist of astronaut Bob Behnken.
Behnken was wearing the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 watch on board of the SpaceX Falcon 9. Over his spacesuit. Astronaut Doug Hurley was wearing the X-33 under his suit, but we couldn’t identify it on the images that NASA broadcasted once he was on board of the Falcon 9.
X-33 comes from NASA’s codename of a Space Shuttle project in the early 1990s. Omega decided to adopt that codename to make the X-33 a worthy successor of the Moonwatch.
Last Wednesday, the weather conditions were too bad to launch the Falcon 9 so they will have another try ..

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This Week in Watches: May 30, 2020 – Affordable Edition

HomeThis Week In WatchesThis Week in Watches: May 30, 2020 – Affordable Edition This Week In WatchesThis Week in Watches: May 30, 2020 – Affordable Edition An Approachable Mix to Get Your Fix by Michael Stockton May 30, 2020 MIN READThis Week in Watches: May 30, 2020 – Affordable EditionWelcome back to This Week in Watches for May 30, 2020, the affordable edition. This week we bring an interesting assortment of timepieces that are a bit easier on the wallet.

Junghans Meister S ChronoscopeOk, the first entry of today happens to be the least affordable, but it’s not eye-watering expensive. The brand new Junghans Meister S comes to us with a very sporty looking case and a dial design that’s reminiscent of some Porsche Design watches. That’s not a bad thing and I think it looks clean without being sterile like many Teutonic watches. An ETA 7750 (called the J880.1 here) powers these 45mm watches and features a day and date display. Regarding variety, a neat PVD stainless piece kicks thing ..

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Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather

HomeHands-OnPorsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather Hands-OnPorsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather A stylish dashboard for the wrist by Andreas Ahrens May 30, 2020 MIN READPorsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & LeatherIn 2018 Porsche Design presented a minimalist chronograph in an unusual color, driven by their proprietary flyback caliber.
My interest in Porsche Design was induced by the Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000 watch. That model had also been the watch that inspired my more profound interest in mechanical watches. It took a while until that watch found its way into my collection. But that’s another story. Let’s examine the 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather.
A bit of historyThe first watch carrying the name Porsche Design had been built by Orfina in 1972. That was the Chronograph 1. The outstanding characteristic of that watch was its color — it was matte black all over. Case, bracelet, and dial were all exhibiting that color, wh..

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Pre-Owned Picks — Forza Ferrari Watches

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Forza Ferrari Watches Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Forza Ferrari Watches Four Ferrari double-stamped watches for week 22 by Ben Hodges May 29, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — Forza Ferrari WatchesThis week, in Pre-owned Picks, I am highlighting four watches with Ferrari co-branding spanning more than four decades.
The news of Sebastian Vettel leaving the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team this season, whatever is left of it, had me thinking about what Ferrari means to F1. The team from Maranello is the most successful in terms of driver’s and constructor’s championships. But they transcend any other team when it comes to prestige. F1 without Ferrari is not F1 to me.
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Classic racing chronographsThe Formula One YouTube channel has been replaying classic races from previous seasons the past few months. The 2003 British Grand Prix was a particularly exciting race to re-watch. Rubens Barrichello was at one with his ..

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Hands-On With The Triwa Humanium 39 Automatic

HomeWatch ReviewHands-On With The Triwa Humanium 39 Automatic Watch ReviewHands-On With The Triwa Humanium 39 Automatic Swedish watch made of weapons seized in Latin America by Tomas Rosputinsky May 29, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Triwa Humanium 39 AutomaticTriwa doesn’t have an awe-inspiring design, but it combines a unique story with a good cause. At the end of last year, the brand added an automatic movement to the family of Humanium watches. Is it a good watch or is it just good marketing?
In the past, there have been watches with dials made of wood or cases made of stone, like the Tissot RockWatch we reviewed on TimeTravel. A few weeks ago Gerard introduced The Gyre SeaCleaner, the world’s first sports watch made out of recycled fishing nets from the Indian Ocean. Swedish Triwa, that you might remember from its April’s Fool Comb-Over watch, took it even one step further. The cases of Triwa Humanium watches are made of metal derived from melted illegal firearms.
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You Asked Us: Which Watches Do Rugby Referees Wear?

HomeYou Asked UsYou Asked Us: Which Watches Do Rugby Referees Wear? You Asked UsYou Asked Us: Which Watches Do Rugby Referees Wear? Of all the things to ask… by Rob Nudds May 29, 2020 MIN READYou Asked Us: Which Watches Do Rugby Referees Wear?This one seriously surprised me the first time I saw it hit the inbox. The second time this question was asked, you could have knocked me down with a feather. At the third time of asking, I figured it was time to stop being shocked the people wanted to know and get on with answering the question. Which watches do Rugby referees wear?
So, which watches do rugby referees wear? Off the pitch, I can’t comment. I’m sure some of the best refs in the game have a few fancy watches they strap-on when they don’t have to worry about getting trampled by the stampeding juggernauts of the modern game. But on the field of play, a referee’s timepiece is often determined by sponsorship agreements between the competition organizers and market-leading watchmaking…

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Watch: “Talking Time” With George Mayer Of WatchBox And Super Bowl Champ Mitchell Schwartz Of The Kansas City Chiefs

Haute Time continued the “Talking Time” series of webinars on the watch industry today with a special conversation featuring George Mayer Of WatchBox and Super Bowl Champ Mitchell Schwartz Of The Kansas City Chiefs. READ MORE
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#TBT Citizen Seven Star Deluxe Dive Watch

HomeTBT#TBT Citizen Seven Star Deluxe Dive Watch TBT#TBT Citizen Seven Star Deluxe Dive Watch A closer look at a late 1960s diver by Michael Stockton May 28, 2020 MIN READ#TBT Citizen Seven Star Deluxe Dive WatchThis week on #TBT, we take a look at the Citizen Seven Star Deluxe Diver, an elegant watch with a unique date display.
And we’re back with yet another vintage Citizen diver. If you’ve been hanging around these parts for the last year or so, you’ve likely noticed that I continue to add these to my collection. Yes, I’m on a relaxed journey to create a nice hands-on library of pieces from the 1960s and ’70s to sit alongside my more complete Seiko grouping. I love to compare and contrast within the brand, but also to see how these two brands stack up against each other.

The Citizen Seven Star Deluxe DiverThe Citizen Seven Star Deluxe Diver before you was made in 1969 as reference 4-520017Y. As you can see, it embraces the decade to come with its c-case shape. And while Citizen mad..

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Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Split-Seconds Chronograph “Tempo”: When Things Get Really Complicated

As one of the most esteemed names in watchmaking has Vacheron Constantin the ability to create some of the most complicated mechanical watches in the world. Fortunately for us, that is also what they like to do. With the Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Split-Seconds Chronograph “Tempo” they present us with a watch from which the list of complications reads as the menu, as there are so many. Next to a tourbillon and a minute repeater, does this Vacheron Constantin also feature a split-second chronograph, perpetual calendar, retrograde moon phase, second timezone, power reserve indicator, equation of time, as well as the sunrise and sunset times. It even tells the duration of the day and night. READ MORE
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