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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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#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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The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431

HomeWatch ReleasesThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431 Watch ReleasesThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431 More Octo Finissimo goodness by Robert-Jan Broer May 28, 2020 MIN READThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431Bvlgari is on a roll with its Octo Finissimo! The Octo Finissimo collection receives a blue dial version as well, in satin-polished stainless steel.
I recently shared my experience of wearing the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in satin-polished steel (here). As I commented, I believe it is one of the coolest luxury sports watches available at this moment. For me, the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in steel is the one to buy and I even prefer it over some other hyped Gérald Genta designs out there. And that comes from deep down inside my soul, as I am a big fan of the Royal Oak and Nautilus.
But which one to buy? The choice just got a lot harder. Enter the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in satin-polished steel with a blue dial. I am a sucker f..

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Audemars Piguet 34mm Offers A Classic In New Dimensions

HomeWatch ReleasesAudemars Piguet 34mm Offers A Classic In New Dimensions Watch ReleasesAudemars Piguet 34mm Offers A Classic In New Dimensions Find yourself falling in love with the Royal Oak? Now, available with 34 mm case… by Rob Nudds May 28, 2020 MIN READAudemars Piguet 34mm Offers A Classic In New DimensionsHaven’t you heard? The Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak is something of a status symbol. With iconic lines and a legendary strength in steel, it is perhaps the “it-watch” for the “it-crowd”. And yet, until now, the slighter-wristed members of said crowd were left on the outside of this clique looking in. Well, no longer. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 34mm answers the prayers of the petite.
The Royal Oak is one of the most popular timepieces on social media. It is adored by men and women alike. In a world where so much is regressing, the popularity of the Royal Oak DNA seems to be on an unstoppable march forward.

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Wrist Game Or Crying Shame: Panerai Luminor Submersible

HomeWrist Game or Crying ShameWrist Game Or Crying Shame: Panerai Luminor Submersible Wrist Game or Crying ShameWrist Game Or Crying Shame: Panerai Luminor Submersible Are you a 'risti looking for wrist presence for €5,469? by Michael Stockton May 27, 2020 MIN READWrist Game Or Crying Shame: Panerai Luminor Submersible Rate it Hate it Michael StocktonWelcome back to Wrist Game or Crying Shame, the weekly mask-free version of Choose Your Own Adventure! This week, we’ll have a look at a Panerai of nearly legal drinking age in the Submersible. But first…
I’m on a roll. Perhaps my roll is down the hill of despair, but I’ve now featured two losers in a row. Last week’s Patek Philippe 5524G Calatrava suffered a tight but ultimately decisive 52% Crying Shame loss. While I quietly applaud the Patek entrée into more adventurous realms, most of you do not and, therefore, it appears that a Brioni suit still trumps a Givenchy tee (as if…). Moving on, let’s see if today’s Panerai Submersible w..

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Watch Spotting: Seiko SKX009 In “All Is Lost”

HomeWatch TalkWatch Spotting: Seiko SKX009 In “All Is Lost” Watch TalkWatch Spotting: Seiko SKX009 In “All Is Lost” Robert Redford’s character wears a Seiko SKX009 Divers Watch in 2013’s All is Lost by Ben Hodges May 27, 2020 MIN READWatch Spotting: Seiko SKX009 In “All Is Lost”Who doesn’t love spotting a Seiko on the big screen? As you may be able to tell from my recent articles, I am missing the open ocean right now. Weirdly, in the UK at least, all marinas are closed. You would have thought that sailing on the seas was the ideal way to observe social distancing rules.
If you are a yacht owner, I can imagine the barnacles gathering on your hull may cause a few sleepless nights. First world problems, I know, yet I cannot help but yearn to skipper a boat for the day just for a quick coastal blast.

Watch spottingIn the absence of the real thing, I’ve been filling the void by watching some of the great yachting movies from classics such as Dead Calm (1989) to hidden gems like Adrift (20..

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Vintage Bracelets — Part #2: Maruman “Bike chain”

HomeWatch TalkVintage Bracelets — Part #2: Maruman “Bike chain” Watch TalkVintage Bracelets — Part #2: Maruman “Bike chain” The most bad-ass vintage bracelet ever by Tomas Rosputinsky May 27, 2020 MIN READVintage Bracelets — Part #2: Maruman “Bike chain”It’s really hard to believe that the extremely expressive Maruman “Bike chain” bracelet from Japan was designed more than 50 years ago.
A couple of days ago, I walked into the kitchen, sat down, and put my hands on the table. I was wearing a T-shirt so that my wife would have a perfect view of my wrist. Yet she was busy doing her stuff, so my question about how I look like made her turn around for a mere five seconds. I pointed her with my eyes to the just landed and freshly installed Maruman bracelet on my wrist. It took her about two more seconds to respond. “You look like you have confidence issues,” she said before turning away to something that she obviously thought was more important than my Maruman bracelet.
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