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Vintage Tag Heuer Professional 2000 “Moon-dust” dial

This Tag Heuer is truly something special… well at least to me. At 30 Years of age, it is significantly older than me, dated from around the 1990’s and was a gift from my Dad when I turned 16. It was my first “proper” watch being “Swiss Made” a marked sign of quality.

The dial is the real star of the show with a rare “Moon dust” face that is made up of blue and gold specs and gold Mercedes style hands, in the centre of which proudly sits the name “Tag Heuer” in a rarer gold paint compared to the most common red, white and green rendition. It truly is something exquisite. This dial is flanked by the bezel of steely blue colour atop which gold painted numbers sit gently worn by years of faithful service. The diameter of the case is 33mm. Positively microscopic. Some of you might even gasp at this size too used to your 40mm+ minimum plus size watches. Others will be shocked to discover this was a dive watch!

I say nonsense! This size to me is what makes this watch so special and uniqu..

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Classic Tag Heuer Skilled 2000 “Moon-dust” dial

This Tag Heuer is truly something special… well at least to me. At 30 Years of age, it is significantly older than me, dated from around the 1990’s and was a gift from my Dad when I turned 16. It was my first “proper” watch being “Swiss Made” a marked sign of quality.

The dial is the real star of the show with a rare “Moon dust” face that is made up of blue and gold specs and gold Mercedes style hands, in the centre of which proudly sits the name “Tag Heuer” in a rarer gold paint compared to the most common red, white and green rendition. It truly is something exquisite. This dial is flanked by the bezel of steely blue colour atop which gold painted numbers sit gently worn by years of faithful service. The diameter of the case is 33mm. Positively microscopic. Some of you might even gasp at this size too used to your 40mm+ minimum plus size watches. Others will be shocked to discover this was a dive watch!

I say nonsense! This size to me is what makes this watch so special and uniqu..

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Watch Manufacturers & Homes in Sport of Thrones

By Rob NuddsIt’s back! The final series of Game of Thrones has just dropped, and everyone has instantly been transported to Westeros. If, by some cruel twist of fate, your head’s been under a rock for the best part of a decade and you have literally no idea what Game of Thrones is allow me to – firstly gawp in sympathetic disbelief – and secondly bring you up to speed:
There is a vacant throne. Everybody wants it. People will murder/sleep with anyone/thing to get it. This has been happening for seven seasons. Someone/s is about to get to sit down.
SO! With that taken care of, let’s bring this back to watchmaking, which is why I’m sure you’re here to begin with. In Game of Thrones, Houses are very important. While nowhere near as cutesy as the school houses made famous by Harry Potter, trying to figure out which family house you’d be a part of if you were beamed into George R. R. Martin’s magical world is a compelling way to kill the time. And what better way to represent your noble fam..

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Watch Brands & Houses in Game of Thrones

By Rob NuddsIt’s back! The final series of Game of Thrones has just dropped, and everyone has instantly been transported to Westeros. If, by some cruel twist of fate, your head’s been under a rock for the best part of a decade and you have literally no idea what Game of Thrones is allow me to – firstly gawp in sympathetic disbelief – and secondly bring you up to speed:
There is a vacant throne. Everybody wants it. People will murder/sleep with anyone/thing to get it. This has been happening for seven seasons. Someone/s is about to get to sit down.
SO! With that taken care of, let’s bring this back to watchmaking, which is why I’m sure you’re here to begin with. In Game of Thrones, Houses are very important. While nowhere near as cutesy as the school houses made famous by Harry Potter, trying to figure out which family house you’d be a part of if you were beamed into George R. R. Martin’s magical world is a compelling way to kill the time. And what better way to represent your noble fam..

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15 Unbelievable Mom’s Day Presents at Each Worth Level

Author: Rob Nudds
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what could be a better way to show your appreciation than with a beautiful new watch?In the past few years, we’ve seen more and more high-end watches designed for women released. That means that there’s a wider scope for the kind of timepiece – and price point – you’re able to consider.
For the purpose of this article, I’ve selected five watches from three different price brackets to help you make the perfect decision for the most special of women.
Price Range 1: $100-$500Tissot Trend Pinky Silver Dial Ladies Watch Tissot Trend Pinky Silver Dial Ladies Watch T0842101601704 $139.99 (reduced from $295)
At this price point there are a couple of angles you can take. That depends, of course, on who you’re buying for. If you’re gifting a watch to someone who cares more about function than form then you’re going to be looking in a completely different direction. But if you’re buying for a fledgling fashionista, buying a piece that ..

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15 Incredible Mother’s Day Gifts at Every Price Point

Author: Rob Nudds
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what could be a better way to show your appreciation than with a beautiful new watch?In the past few years, we’ve seen more and more high-end watches designed for women released. That means that there’s a wider scope for the kind of timepiece – and price point – you’re able to consider.
For the purpose of this article, I’ve selected five watches from three different price brackets to help you make the perfect decision for the most special of women.
Price Range 1: $100-$500Tissot Trend Pinky Silver Dial Ladies Watch Tissot Trend Pinky Silver Dial Ladies Watch T0842101601704 $139.99 (reduced from $295)
At this price point there are a couple of angles you can take. That depends, of course, on who you’re buying for. If you’re gifting a watch to someone who cares more about function than form then you’re going to be looking in a completely different direction. But if you’re buying for a fledgling fashionista, buying a piece that ..

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Buyer’s Guide: Omega Seamaster Watches of James Bond

Author: Rob NuddsWhen watch lovers hear the word ‘Seamaster’, it is likely the first model to pop into their head would be the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m. Given that model’s exposure (on the wrist of James Bond for the past 24 years, no less), it is totally understandable. However, the term ‘Seamaster’ actually refers to an entire range of tough, ready-for-anything watches that includes dressy pieces as well as highly refined tool watches, suitable for use in professional diving situations.
There are sub-families too, like the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra, the Bullhead, the Ploprof, and even the independently iconic Railmaster. Each sub-family has their own identifiable characteristics and aesthetics, as well as target demographics. But none comes close to matching the importance of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m. While the world needs a hero like 007 to save the day once in a while, watch brands occasionally need a willing soldier to step into the fray and clear a path towards success. ..

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Purchaser’s Information: Omega Seamaster Watches of James Bond

Author: Rob NuddsWhen watch lovers hear the word ‘Seamaster’, it is likely the first model to pop into their head would be the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m. Given that model’s exposure (on the wrist of James Bond for the past 24 years, no less), it is totally understandable. However, the term ‘Seamaster’ actually refers to an entire range of tough, ready-for-anything watches that includes dressy pieces as well as highly refined tool watches, suitable for use in professional diving situations.
There are sub-families too, like the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra, the Bullhead, the Ploprof, and even the independently iconic Railmaster. Each sub-family has their own identifiable characteristics and aesthetics, as well as target demographics. But none comes close to matching the importance of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m. While the world needs a hero like 007 to save the day once in a while, watch brands occasionally need a willing soldier to step into the fray and clear a path towards success. ..

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The Enduring Attraction of Excessive-Finish Quartz Manufacturers

Author: Rob NuddsThere was a time in the not-so-distant past that mechanical watchmaking was assumed dead. In the 1970s the quartz movement emerged and all but cannibalized the industry. Hundreds of brands folded and it seemed very likely that the days of mainsprings and balance wheels were in the dirt. And why not? Battery-powered quartz watches were cheaper to produce, more accurate, and seen as futuristic and cool. Mechanical watchmaking had not, up until this point, been seen as a luxury industry. Yes, a good watch carried some social prestige, but only because it was seen as a necessary instrument, and the more opulent your necessities, the more successful you are seen to have been (think cars, houses, and cloths for direct parallels).
No, in those days, mechanical watchmaking existed because it was all there was. When the quartz revolution hit, everyone wanted a piece of the action. Even James Bond ended up with a snazzy LED Hamilton Pulsar on his wrist for Live and Let Die, whic..

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The Enduring Appeal of High-End Quartz Brands

Author: Rob NuddsThere was a time in the not-so-distant past that mechanical watchmaking was assumed dead. In the 1970s the quartz movement emerged and all but cannibalized the industry. Hundreds of brands folded and it seemed very likely that the days of mainsprings and balance wheels were in the dirt. And why not? Battery-powered quartz watches were cheaper to produce, more accurate, and seen as futuristic and cool. Mechanical watchmaking had not, up until this point, been seen as a luxury industry. Yes, a good watch carried some social prestige, but only because it was seen as a necessary instrument, and the more opulent your necessities, the more successful you are seen to have been (think cars, houses, and cloths for direct parallels).
No, in those days, mechanical watchmaking existed because it was all there was. When the quartz revolution hit, everyone wanted a piece of the action. Even James Bond ended up with a snazzy LED Hamilton Pulsar on his wrist for Live and Let Die, whic..