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Hands-On With The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Master Chronometer Sapphire Sandwich

As we charge straight into the Year of the Ox, in the watch world, it’s really starting to look like the Year of the Chronograph, with blockbuster releases dominating the conversation thus far. Leading that charge has been the long-awaited update to the venerable Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional. And while demand for the venerable “Speedy Pro” has never formally waned in the collecting community, Omega’s hesitancy to modernize its most important property had maybe started to get a little long in the tooth, leaving the Moonwatch feeling a little dated in face of increasingly stiff competition from Breitling, TAG Heuer, and most recently, Zenith. All that changes with the new Master Chronometer-certified Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch which fully modernizes Omega’s most beloved chronograph and subtly improves its visual identity while deftly appeasing the notoriously picky Speedmaster collecting community. More importantly though, it finally gives “Speedy-curious” collectors ..

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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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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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Charles Frodsham & Co. Double Impulse Chronometer Watch Hands-On

It was while in Dubai for Dubai Watch Week did I get a chance to go hands-on with this lovely Double Impulse Chronometer by Charles Frodsham & Co., a historic English watchmaking company (based in London) most notable in modern times for their clocks. Charles Frodsham himself was a well-respect and active clock and chronometer mater in the 19th century and today the family name lives on as the company continues to produce timekeepers. The Charles Frodsham & Co Double Impulse Chronometer watch is a relatively recent addition to the brand’s stable of accomplishments and mixes traditional appeal with a bit of modern character.
The principle technical distinction in the Double Impulse Chronometer watch is made clear by the name of the timepiece, and it is apparently the first wrist watch to make use of a George Daniels double impulse regulation system. The perfectly symmetrical escapement assembly is design to reduce error and thus make the movement’s rate results better (hence the “chron..

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Winner Announced: Formex Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer And Skydiving Experience

Congratulations to Ryan H. of Lakeland, Florida, USA who has been chosen as the winner of December’s Formex Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer watch and skydiving experience with aBlogtoWatch founder Ariel Adams. Thanks for being a valued aBlogtoWatch reader, Ryan! We look forward to hearing about your jump. To all our other readers, there’s still time to enter for this month’s giveaway, where one lucky entrant will win a Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Titanium dive watch.

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Sizzling Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Licensed Chronometer

HomeHot TakeHot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer Hot TakeLeboisCoHot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer The first official photos on the 85th birthday of the brand by Robert-Jan BroerDecember 12, 2019 MIN READHot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified ChronometerLebois & Co is celebrating its 85th birthday today. The brand resurrected in 2014 and is in Dutch hands today. Today, Lebois & Co is unveiling the first live images of their upcoming watch, the Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer.
That’s a mouthful, and especially the Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer needs a bit of explaining. But let’s have a look at the new Venturist first.

Lebois & Co Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+The Venturist watch is the second model that Lebois & Co introduces. After the successful release of the Avantgarde Date (in three different executions), Lebois & Co thought it is ti..

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Hot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer

HomeHot TakeHot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer Hot TakeLeboisCoHot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer The first official photos on the 85th birthday of the brand by Robert-Jan BroerDecember 12, 2019 MIN READHot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified ChronometerLebois & Co is celebrating its 85th birthday today. The brand resurrected in 2014 and is in Dutch hands today. Today, Lebois & Co is unveiling the first live images of their upcoming watch, the Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer.
That’s a mouthful, and especially the Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer needs a bit of explaining. But let’s have a look at the new Venturist first.

Lebois & Co Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+The Venturist watch is the second model that Lebois & Co introduces. After the successful release of the Avantgarde Date (in three different executions), Lebois & Co thought it is ti..