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Why Ed White Wore Two Speedmaster 105.003 Watches

HomeSpeedy TuesdayWhy Ed White Wore Two Speedmaster 105.003 Watches Speedy TuesdayWhy Ed White Wore Two Speedmaster 105.003 Watches And an answer to the exact reference, serial number range and where the watch are now by Robert-Jan Broer May 26, 2020 MIN READWhy Ed White Wore Two Speedmaster 105.003 WatchesYou’re probably familiar with astronaut Ed White, who performed NASA’s first spacewalk in 1965 as part of the Gemini IV mission. On the pictures of that spacewalk, you can see him wearing two watches.
Unfortunately Ed White died in the fatal accident with Apollo 1. His name will live forever though, as the man who performed NASA’s first spacewalk in 1965. He was also part of the Apollo 1 crew, that should have launched on February 21st. However, during a test on January 27th, the crew (White, Grissom, and Chaffee) all died in a horrible cabin fire.
Amongst Speedmaster collectors, Ed White is often referred to when it comes to the Speedmaster 105.003 reference. This is the Speedmaster..

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Hands-On With The Visitor Linden Snowfall

HomeIn-DepthHands-On With The Visitor Linden Snowfall In-DepthWatch ReviewHands-On With The Visitor Linden Snowfall Who said that snow isn't appropriate in spring by Jorg Weppelink May 26, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Visitor Linden SnowfallJust a couple of months ago when the world looked completely different, Robert-Jan and I attended a little watch get-together. At the event, we got to see the Vale Park Officer model from Visitor Watch Co. up close. I must say the thing that stuck most with me was its remarkable design. Fast forward a couple of months and we have the Visitor Linden Snowfall here for review. It has the same instantly recognizable design details but it’s a completely different watch.
On the way back from the get-together, Robert-Jan and I discussed the design of the Vale Park Officer. He remembered his review of the first Visitor Watch Co. model, the Calligraph Duneshore, back in 2014. Back then, Robert-Jan also mentioned that the case design of the Calligraph ..

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VIDEO: Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279

HomeHands-OnVIDEO: Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279Hands-OnIn-DepthVideoVIDEO: Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279 The new 44GS style three-handers up close play video by Robert-Jan Broer May 26, 2020 MIN READVIDEO: Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279Earlier this year, Grand Seiko introduced a number of limited edition series for their 60th anniversary. However, very silently, they also snuck in the SBGH277 and SBGH279 references.
I will let the video do the talking (in fact, I did), but you can find some additional pictures of the Grand Seiko SBGH277 and SBGH279 below. These two watches are part of the Heritage collection from Grand Seiko.
SBGH279 — Brushed Grey Dial
SBGH277 — Sunburst Silvery White Dial
Zaratsu Polished 44GS StyleThe 40mm Zaratsu polished case has the famous Grand Seiko 44GS style. The original 44GS case is a design of 1967, and a bit different from the cases used today. That’s why we speak of 44GS style, and not just 44GS..

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Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279

HomeHands-OnHands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279Hands-OnIn-DepthVideoHands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279 The new 44GS style three-handers up close play video by Robert-Jan Broer May 26, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279Earlier this year, Grand Seiko introduced a number of limited edition series for their 60th anniversary. However, very silently, they also snuck in the SBGH277 and SBGH279 references.
I will let the video do the talking (in fact, I did), but you can find some additional pictures of the Grand Seiko SBGH277 and SBGH279 below. These two watches are part of the Heritage collection from Grand Seiko.
SBGH279 — Brushed Grey Dial
SBGH277 — Sunburst Silvery White Dial
Zaratsu Polished 44GS StyleThe 40mm Zaratsu polished case has the famous Grand Seiko 44GS style. The original 44GS case is a design of 1967, and a bit different from the cases used today. That’s why we speak of 44GS style, and not just 44GS.
Details about the w..

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William Wood Valiant Collection — 52Mondayz, Week #22-2020

Home52MondayzWilliam Wood Valiant Collection — 52Mondayz, Week #22-2020 52MondayzWilliam Wood Valiant Collection — 52Mondayz, Week #22-2020 An esteemed firefighter has his name immortalized by his grandson's watch brand by Rob Nudds May 25, 2020 MIN READWilliam Wood Valiant Collection — 52Mondayz, Week #22-2020Brands emerge from all kinds of places. A dream, an opportunity, or a legend that deserves to be known, are all possibilities. Roll those three together and you have the story of the William Wood Valiant, created to honor the life and work of a storied firefighter.
William “Willie” Wood served in the British fire service for more than a quarter of a century. By the end of his career, he had amassed a list of merits and plaudits of which anyone could be proud. His grandson, Jonny Garrett, the founder of William Wood Watches, is one such person. Driven by a desire to commemorate his late grandfather’s achievements, Garrett started a company that has since racked up a few impre..

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Haute Time Discusses New Cartiers With Marketing and Communications Director Arnaud Carrez

At Watches & Wonders, Cartier surprised us with not only the return of the Pasha but also with a mechanical version of the Santos Dumont. Time to discuss these new additions, and more, with Arnaud Carrez, Marketing and Communications Director at Cartier International. READ MORE
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30 mm Chronometer by Erich Lexer — A Book For Every Vintage Omega Fan

HomeWatch Talk30 mm Chronometer by Erich Lexer — A Book For Every Vintage Omega Fan Watch TalkOmega30 mm Chronometer by Erich Lexer — A Book For Every Vintage Omega Fan An amazing publication on a rare, historical watch caliber and its references from Omega by Balazs Ferenczi May 25, 2020 MIN READ30 mm Chronometer by Erich Lexer — A Book For Every Vintage Omega FanVintage watch collecting is a fantastic hobby for many reasons. Firstly, you have an endless number of timepieces from the past. And there’s always more to discover. It’s fun to explore “new” models from time-to-time. Then, there are those neat stories about them. This one was worn by a pilot in World War II. That one was the president’s favorite piece. Perhaps you’ll find a model made famous by a famous wrist? But what I love the most about vintage watches are those beautiful books written about them like “30 mm Chronometer” by Erich Lexer.
I think I heard about this project a while ago from someone. Not sure who it was. The..

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30 mm Chronometer by Eric Lexer — A Book For Every Vintage Omega Fan

HomeWatch Talk30 mm Chronometer by Eric Lexer — A Book For Every Vintage Omega Fan Watch TalkOmega30 mm Chronometer by Eric Lexer — A Book For Every Vintage Omega Fan An amazing publication on a rare, historical watch caliber and its references from Omega by Balazs Ferenczi May 25, 2020 MIN READ30 mm Chronometer by Eric Lexer — A Book For Every Vintage Omega FanVintage watch collecting is a fantastic hobby for many reasons. Firstly, you have an endless number of timepieces from the past. And there’s always more to discover. It’s fun to explore “new” models from time-to-time. Then, there are those neat stories about them. This one was worn by a pilot in World War II. That one was the president’s favorite piece. Perhaps you’ll find a model made famous by a famous wrist? But what I love the most about vintage watches are those beautiful books written about them like “30 mm Chronometer” by Erich Lexer.
I think I heard about this project a while ago from someone. Not sure who it was. Then l..

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Top 5 Most Expensive Watches on Jomashop by Brand

Luxury watches can soar to millions of dollars in price. A classic piece of functional jewelry for the true connoisseur, they haven’t lost their appeal even in this technologically-driven age. Nothing displays a love for quality like wearing a finely-crafted timepiece upon the wrist.

And nothing says you’re loaded with cash like the price tags on these 5 most expensive watches!
Audemars PiguetAn innovative watch designer since 1875, this company was the first to create a repeater watch, in 1892. Co-founded by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet in the Vallée de Joux, this watch has been loved by many celebrities and sports figures. Serena Williams has been an ambassador for Audemars Piguet since 2014, and owns at least two variations of the Royal Oak Offshore—the rose gold and the stainless steel.

The Royal Oak OffshoreThe Royal Oak Offshore, white gold edition has over 600 baguette-cut white diamonds encrusting every surface, from the band to the case to the inner bezel..

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Top 5 Gifts for Him Under $1000

A birthday, graduation, or job promotion is the perfect time to show your love for the important man in your life. We all know men can be a bit tricky to shop for, so we’ve rounded up some classic items sure to appeal to the man in your life without totally draining your bank account.
For the Water-Sports Lover:Seiko Blue Dial Pepsi Bezel Diver Watch $279.00 (was $500.99)For the man who loves to dive–or just forgets to take off his watch before jumping in the pool–this Seiko offers water-resistance to 200m, which is far deeper than your average swimming pool. It has automatic movement and 40 hours of reserve power, so as long as he keeps moving, so will this classic and oh-so-affordable watch. It also tells you the day of the week, in case he forgets that, too.
2. For the Classical Connoisseur:Longines Presence Automatic Watch $997.50 (was $1,214.99)Since 1832, Longines has been making classic masterpieces of watch design. Show the man in your life how much you value him with this st..