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eBay Spring Sale Offers 10% Off Luxury Watches $2,000 Or More Through March 14th

Sponsored post presented on aBlogtoWatch by advertiser Starting March 11th at 9am PST, and ending March 14th, eBay is offering a discount on watches from some of our favorite brands. Use the code PUSHFORWARD10, and you’ll receive a one-time 10% discount on watches from Rolex, Breitling, Omega, and more that are priced $2,000 or higher (max discount of $1,000).
To help readers make use of the coupon, here are some of our favorite watches from eBay that are eligible for the discount. Not only will you be getting a great price, but watches are also protected by eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee.
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Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited-Edition “Rainbow” If the vintage skin diver look of the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 “Capsule Collection” wasn’t already cool enough, this limited edition known as the “Rainbow” adds another layer of fun with its multi-colored indices. Normally available only at Breitling Boutiques, eBay offers a chance to get one of 250 watches mad..

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Zenith Debuts Limited-Edition Defy 21 Felipe Pantone Watch

While the more vintage-focused El Primero series may be Zenith’s most famous offering, the brand’s ultramodern Defy 21 chronograph line has earned wide acclaim among enthusiasts in recent years for its mix of cutting-edge movement concepts and aggressive angular design. Beyond the base design, the Defy 21 form has become a canvas for a wide variety of colors and concepts ranging from urban-inspired green ceramic finishes to vibrant purple colorways. Zenith’s latest limited-edition iteration may be the most striking to date, with retro-modern visual textures and a shimmering rainbow finish. Designed in partnership with Argentinian-Spanish modern artist Felipe Pantone, the new limited edition Zenith Defy 21 Felipe Pantone is certainly not for the faint of heart but brings a spectrum of bold visual concepts to this high-tech line.
The 44mm black ceramic case of the Zenith Defy 21 Felipe Pantone follows the same general principles as earlier iterations, streamlining the hallmarks of moder..

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Fledgling Furlan Marri Soars With Flagship Quintet Of Vintage-Inspired Chronographs

Sponsored post presented on aBlogtoWatch by advertiser The aptly named “Furlan Marri,” brainchild of Swiss industrial designer Andrea Furlan and Middle-Eastern artist/collector Hamad Al Marri, is a Geneva-based company born of respect and admiration for vintage aesthetics. Amidst the challenges of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Furlan and Al Marri seized the opportunity to collaborate and focus on the launch of their own line of classically styled and affordable timepieces. Utilizing experience gained from working as an intern with industry leaders such as Chopard and Hublot since the age of 15, Furlan gained notoriety as the designer of the Dominique Renaud million-dollar watch. As both entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, each of the co-founders can trace their horological passion back to the formative years of early childhood. In fact, the moniker of this newly formed brand is a testament to the support and influence of their respective families.
The concept of Furlan Marri is bui..

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Undone Unveils Limited-Edition Popeye & Friends Watches Boxset With Five Exclusive Slots For ABTW Readers

Amid the meticulous and occasionally high-strung world of watch enthusiasm, the long-standing tradition of character watches is an important reminder that horology can be light and playful as well. Hong Kong-based Undone has based much of its catalog around this idea, creating unique character-inspired designs around everything from the Monopoly mascot to Batman. One of its greatest successes in this space to date is Undone’s El Capitan, combining elements of the classic Tudor Submariner “Snowflake” together with classic cartoon character Popeye the Sailor. For 2021, Undone is expanding on its Popeye partnership, creating an exclusive limited edition boxset collection with a newly reworked Popeye design as well as two new watches dedicated to Popeye’s longtime love interest Olive Oyl and his burly nemesis Brutus (or Bluto, depending on who you ask). This new Undone x Popeye & Friends Boxset brings together three unique and charming designs for only 50 sets, with five of those sets avai..

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Hands-On: Bulova Grammy Awards 98A241 Automatic Watch

As a sponsor and the official watchmaker of the Grammy awards, Bulova also happens to have some watches dedicated to the important music awards institution. At first, Bulova was modifying some of its existing products with Grammy award labeling (hands-on with the Bulova Precisionist Special Grammy Edition watch here), but more recently, the importance of the relationship with The Grammys prompted Bulova to create an entirely unique wristwatch product for the event. Today, I go hands-on with the reference 98A241 Bulova Grammy watch.
Grammy watches are important not just for their commercial value but also because Bulova supplies many of them to the Grammy Awards in order to hand out to winners. Watches are some of the most popular items given as rewards to accomplished people, so it makes sense that Bulova wants Grammy Award winners to wear a Grammy watch.
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Given the connection with the world of music, the Grammys watch has both references to musical instruments an..

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Designer Giorgio Galli Discusses His Celebrated Timex Galli S1 Automatic Watch

Sponsored post presented on aBlogtoWatch by advertiser Until recently, Timex Chief Executive Creative Director Giorgio Galli had never before experienced his own name on the dial of a timepiece, despite being responsible for countless designs. The professional designer from Italy is part of Timex’s design studio located (naturally) in Milan. In addition to being responsible for a number of today’s accessibly priced and hiply detailed Timex brand watches, Mr. Galli is also responsible for much of the licensed timepiece creation work that the Timex Group does for major fashion houses, such as Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace.
In 2019, Timex debuted the Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic watch on aBlogtoWatch here. The now-celebrated timepiece began its life with a silver dial, and the news today is that a matte-blue dial option will now also be available starting in March 2021, while the original silver-dial model is now coming back into stock. Since the debut of the Galli S1 Automatic watch, Ti..

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Hands-On: Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve Watch In Black Steel

My first proper hands-on experience with the small, hugely dedicated German manufacture Moritz Grossmann happened to come with the Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve in black steel, an objectively impressive luxury watch with some subjectively annoying nuances – there was a lot to take in.
From afar, i.e., through photos and passing hands-on moments at trade shows, I have long admired Moritz Grossmann’s dedication to watchmaking. As I unpacked the Power Reserve in black steel, I found a small but comprehensive booklet that comes with every watch, explaining the history and, more importantly, the values and current crafts and craftspeople of the company. After eight years in this business, I think I can distinguish words written by someone in a marketing office in perfect isolation from where watchmaking actually happens from words written by a small team that actively carries the same flag. The latter displays unity in effort and values. My impression, although I am yet to visit, is of th..

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Hamilton Debuts Intra-Matic Chronograph H Watch Series

While automatic movements are more or less the norm today, the thinness and feel of a hand-wound chronograph still holds a special place in the hearts of many enthusiasts (this writer included). Hamilton has a long and proud history with hand-wound chronographs with standouts like the Chronograph A and Chronograph B of the late ‘60s, and the brand is staging a dramatic return to the concept in 2021. While sharing more than a passing resemblance to the current automatic Intra-Matic Chronograph line, these new manual wind versions offer a cleaner look and a brand new exclusive movement. With a sporting ‘60s style and just a hint of patina, the new Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H series offers one of the most authentic vintage chronograph experiences from a modern watch in its price range.
The 40mm stainless steel case of the Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H is true to its ‘60s sporting roots in form, with a narrow mirror-polished bezel accentuated by slim attached lugs with a sharp..

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Watch Review: HAIM Legacy Chronograph

You can imagine my surprise when I found out that the HAIM watch I was being offered to review had nothing to do with the all-woman rock and roll band from a few years back. In all seriousness, though, HAIM is a new brand to me and a new one to the market at large. It released its first and currently only offering back in September of 2020. The HAIM Legacy Chronograph is a vintage-inspired bi-compax watch. The question, however, is: In a market in which the “vintage-inspired” moniker is becoming increasingly commonplace, will a newcomer like HAIM be able to carve out its own little piece of the pie? We shall see.
That said, the HAIM Legacy Chronograph was born out of classic aesthetic. It is a simple two-subdial chronograph featuring both a tachymeter and pulsometer scale on the dial. This alludes to the ways watches were put to use in years prior. Doctors, pilots, race car drivers, and everyone in between used a wristwatch as an integral part of their gear. The inclusion of both on o..

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Hands-On: UNDONE Arabian Nights Watch

The UNDONE Arabian Nights is one of the latest limited-edition watches from Hong Kong-based UNDONE. It is very lovely and quite affordable, given the level of distinctiveness. The watch features a 40mm-wide bronze metal case, along with a dial crafted from a unique piece of Lapis Lazuli natural stone. On top of the face is a novel hour-indicator dial design that is an interpretation of the classic “California Dial.” These feature a dial that is split between Roman numeral hour markers on the top, and “Arabic” numeral hour markers on the bottom. UNDONE has created a “double-Arabic” dial for the Arabian Nights watch.
That is sort of amusing and the kind of slightly nerdy humor I’ve come to appreciate from UNDONE. I actually think it is quite creative to include both letter- and number-style Arabic numerals on the same dial. In Arabic (as in some other languages), numbers can be represented as certain letters of the alphabet, or as the more universal number system, we are more accustomed..