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Watches And Wonders Announces Physical And Digital Events For April 2021

As the global COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the watch industry continues its efforts to adapt to the changing market landscape. Physical trade shows such as Baselworld were obviously an early casualty of the lockdowns and travel restrictions put in place due to the pandemic, but a continuing demand for new timepieces has led to a shift toward digital release events and online trade shows across the industry. Trade show giant Watches & Wonders has just announced its schedule for 2021, signaling a potential sea change as vaccines begin to roll out and an end to global pandemic restrictions draws closer. Watches and Wonders calls its 2021 plan a “phygital” experience, dividing its plan into two separate digital and in-person events in April 2021 with potential for more events later in the year. First up is the Watches and Wonders Geneva 2021 Digital Salon, an online-only event showcasing 38 brands from April 7 to April 13, 2021. Shortly afterward, Watches and Wonders will follow up with the..

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For You — The (Digital) Omega Seamaster 300M Magazine

HomeWatch TalkFor You — The (Digital) Omega Seamaster 300M Magazine Watch TalkOmegaFor You — The (Digital) Omega Seamaster 300M Magazine A magazine on one of the most iconic diver watches by Robert-Jan Broer May 08, 2020 MIN READFor You — The (Digital) Omega Seamaster 300M MagazineGet your digital copy of our Seamaster 300M Magazine! In 2018, Omega revamped its iconic Seamaster 300M. A watch that got many people into watches in the first place, as it became the ‘James Bond’ watch in 1995. The Seamaster 300M is a watch that received updates every few years since its initial introduction, always being up-to-date with the latest Omega innovations.
One thing was lacking though, an in-house developed movement. Omega adopted the Co-Axial escapement in 1999 but didn’t use its in-house developed movements until 2007. Although the Seamaster 300M was using a movement with Co-Axial escapement, it didn’t have an in-house Omega movement before 2018. In that year, the 25th anniversary of the Seamast..

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Watches Of Switzerland Group Temporarily Closes All Stores With New Digital Service Rollout

In light of the global COVID-19 outbreak, Watches of Switzerland Group has closed all retail stores, but has rolled out new online purchasing services. READ MORE
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Hands-On Debut: Hamilton Pulsar Revived With New PSR Digital Watch

The Hamilton Pulsar was a legend as the first digital watch ever made back when it was released in the early 1970s. Hell, it was on James Bond’s wrist in Live and Let Die all the way back in 1973, not to mention actual people like Elvis, Jack Nicholson, and Elton John. The space age design and LED screen of the Pulsar P2 made it a huge hit through the 1970s, though its popularity did wane with more competitors in the space emerging. The Pulsar name no longer belongs to the brand, which is we now see the release of the Hamilton PSR digital watch.
The Original Hamilton Pulsar P1
The Hamilton Pulsar P2
The PSR is introduced in two versions that mimic the Pulsar P2, which was the version that came after the P1. The first Pulsar was the P1, which was solid gold, cost $2,100 (which is more than $13,000 today), and was limited to 400 pieces. Fortunately, Hamilton chose to settle for gold PVD plating with the PSR reissue, which is limited to 1970 pieces..