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Visiting the Citizen Watch Factory

This is the final part of our three-part series. Check out parts one and two. San: An Exclusive Look into the Citizen Watch Company Factory Our final part of this trilogy will start with something special. Before our trip, Gracious Watch reached out to various Japanese watchmakers to see if we can do something special …

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Don Camacho in Japan

This article is part two in our three-part series. Check out part one here. Ni: The Eclectic Japanese Watch Market As we mentioned earlier, wristwatches are a part of Japanese life. It is a necessary tool in order to go about in their daily life. Wristwatches need to work when they need it the most …

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Don Camacho in Japan

As we bring you to something special, we at Gracious Watch bring you a multi-part piece of traveling tidbit when it comes to watches. We go to one of the most timely countries in the world: Japan. Here we explore the culture when it comes to time and the importance of it, how wristwatches are …

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Omega is one of the legendary watchmaking brands in the world. It’s been adorned and cherished by some of the greatest people and has been part of history to change the world, both real and otherwise. While Omega has amassed a great lineup for anyone to choose from, there are several iconic watches that are …

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The entry-level market within watchmakers is a tough battle to be in. With the heavyweight brands keeping an eye on everything, making sure they capture every price bracket and specific tastes, niche brands will definitely need to provide a stellar product at the right price to stand out from the crowd. You have to create …

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Tissot has been at the forefront of creating wristwatches that offer great value for money. Being a part of The Swatch Group does give them some guidelines on what to produce but for the most part, Tissot has been churning hit after hit with every release. With a model range that encompasses every segment and …

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A dapper gentleman oozes refinement and exudes confidence. Clothed in bespoke material, everything has been addressed to the fine details: the horn buttons, the tapered sleeves and pant legs, and a great fitting shirt that is both crisp and clean. Complete with well-shined shoes, the light bounces off and provides shimmer that is only achieved …

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With Seiko being known for producing great timepieces are introductory prices, it’s no wonder that it’s one of the leading Japanese watchmaking firms with significant market share. They are to create and provide forto wanting customers a great automatic watch, 100m water resistance, day/date feature, for less than $200. That’s a great deal if we …

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Best Watch Brands

Post Navigation Next Page Introduction Entry-Level Mid-Tier Upper-Tier Last updated April 2018 There are myriad of options nowadays in the watch market, drowning consumers like yourself with information overload. With brands covering every possible price-point, it can be quite intimidating for a novice watch enthusiast to get their feet wet into the foray. It’s also …

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TAG Heuer has a fun-filled history that deserves some time to be studied. Starting in the 1800s, Heuer became chronometer baron by providing innovative ideas to the market such as: First dashboard chronograph in 1911 First wrist chronograph in 1914 Autavia dashboard timer in 1933 By building a stellar reputation for accuracy within the automobile …

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Casio has a great stronghold on the casual watch market, with the successful G-Shock lineup taking over the wrists of today’s youth. The current consumer taste loves the luminous color, the immense features, and the chunky approach that G-Shocks offer today. The sales results speak for themselves but as those consumers grow up, their taste …

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Founded in 1881, Kintaro Hattori opened a watch shop in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. From there, he built a brand known collectively throughout for its craftsmanship and exquisite timepieces. In fact, that’s what the name Seikosha means, translated as the ‘House of Exquisite Workmanship’. As the years progressed, Seiko became one of the competitions that went …

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As we did our annual review of work, we realized that Gracious Watch has little to no coverage to women’s watches! We do apologize for that oversight and we are here to see what the market has to offer to our female enthusiasts. Today’s market gives more creative freedom towards women’s watches and isn’t afraid …

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Japan's Most Popular Watch Brands

In the land of the rising sun, Japan has been a technological powerhouse throughout the years. Pioneering the technological movement, providing high-quality electronics at competitive prices, the Japanese changed the landscape and paved the way for the future and what it was going to look like. They also changed the landscape of wristwatches, which were …

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Casio G-Shock Guide

Introduction & G-Shock History Post Navigation Introduction G-Steel/MT-G Master of G MR-G There was a desire to create a durable wristwatch that would be able to withstand basically anything that Mother Nature had to offer. There were little to no offerings of such a watch during the 1980s. In comes Casio, who designed and brought …

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Post Navigation Previous Page /Next Page Introduction Explorer Daytona GMT Master II Submariner Picture this: A well-aged man is relaxing in his bedroom, and contemplates his next luxurious adventure. He’s surrounded by the best offerings: high thread count sheets, various artwork, and bespoke pieces of furniture. One glance at this man will give anyone the …

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Spring is here (according to the calendar, not necessarily the weather) which means it’s time to update your style for the new season. Enter this month’s giveaway where FOUR lucky readers will walk away with one cool, new ladies watch.  A month or so back, CWT sent us four watches from their exclusive brand, Jones New York. …

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12 Quality Watches for Today's Teenage Watch Enthusiasts

Post Navigation Next Page Introduction Two Ultra-Affordable Brands Worth Wearing Seiko Timex Under $100 $100 – $250 $250 – $750 $750+ Last Updated: February 2018 Before the life-changing introduction of the smartphone, wrist watches were created and utilized with the primary goal of it being used as a tool for someone. Whether that watch needed …

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Bulova Watches

The modern watch landscape has changed throughout the decades: Companies have come and gone, while others drastically changed their philosophy altogether. One thing was definitely certain: Bulova grew from a small American Watchmaking firm to a global success. With a handful of world firsts, the New York firm was a vital contributor to the Art …

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7 Affordable Swiss Watch Brands

Post Navigation Next Page Introduction Hamilton Rado Movado Tag Heuer Victorinox Swatch Mondaine The Swiss watch has been a symbol of status and luxury since the dawn of horological time. In the modern era, where Swiss companies have staff all over this interconnected world of ours, horology has changed and with it has come a …

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Best of the Best

Most Popular Watches & Ultimate Watch Lists

7 Affordable Swiss Watch Brands

Post Navigation Next Page Introduction Hamilton Rado Movado Tag Heuer Victorinox Swatch Mondaine The Swiss watch has been a symbol of status and luxury since the dawn of horological time. In the modern era, where Swiss companies have staff all over this interconnected world of ours, horology has changed and with it has come a …

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best watch brands

List of the Best Watch Brands in the World What are the world’s Best Watch Brands? Watches are considered among the most useful accessories or jewelries a person wears. They are used by people from across the globe, and are worn for their usefulness as a timepiece and fashionable item. Some pocket watches even appreciated as …

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best watch brands under $15000

Best Watch Brands for Men So it’s your lucky day, today. Life is great when all your goals have been met and taken care of. Everything is settled: no issues, qualms, no problems. Suddenly, you have disposable income! Whatever can you do? Now, you can be a responsible adult and save up a substantial chunk …

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Affordable Skeleton Watches

Alright, fellow watch fan. Time for a quick test, What is the difference between a skeleton watch and an open-heart watch? An open-heart teases you, giving you a sneak peak of the movement, while a skeleton watch leaves nothing to the imagination. So I guess you’re here because you’re an adventurous, care-free individual that wants …

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Since the quartz boom, Japanese watches have been some of the most inexpensive, yet reliable watches in the world. This combination has made many of their watches massive successes. Below is our list of the Top 7 Best Selling Japanese Watches. For more on Japanese made watches check out our post on The Difference Between …

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affordable high end watch brand

Most Affordable Watch Brands Now, the title probably threw you off right of the bat; affordable and high-end? How is that possible? When someone says ‘high-end’, it shouldn’t immediately think watches greater than your mortgage payments. Oh, by the contrary, fellow reader! You can actually get high-quality, great looking watches from the big manufactures. You …

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Best Tissot Watches

The Gracious Watch family has seen great watches in our lifetimes. We even compiled a list for all the ones that we love and adore. With various brands smothering various price points, one brand in particular stands out from the crowd. While you can have any watch in the market, you need to stick to …

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Cheap Luxury Watches

Top Luxury Watches You Can Actually Afford With a plethora of luxury watches flooding the market, it’s hard for someone to choose. You’re basically deciding for the market what should be considered and what should be looked over. You as the consumer, have so much power! However, not everyone can easily drop enormous amount of …

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Top 7 Most Affordable and Reliable Aviator Watches

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran pilot, or you are just looking to accessorize your wardrobe, our list of pilots watches gives you the most affordable and most reliable aviator watches on the market. For more from Gracious Watch check out Best Breitling Watches for Men and Best Vintage-Look Watches. Affordable Aviator Watches Reliable & Affordable …

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Best and Most Affordable Casio Edifice Watches - Edifice Buying Guide

From the Best Casio G-Shock Watches and the Best Casio Edifice Watches to our list of Best Watch Brands, Casio has played as prominent a role in Gracious Watch as it has in the horological market. The Edifice brand is Casio’s peak achievement in a metal analog watch and has been engineered to F1 racing …

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A Guide to Buying Your First Watch from Switzerland, Including Higher Quality & Affordable Swiss-Made Watch Brands To Consider So you’ve been reading around the forums, and you’re just discombobulated by all the possible selections you can get, Which brand is best? What works well for me? Am I a ‘Tissot’ person, or a ‘Bulova’-ite? …

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7 Limited Edition Seiko Watches You Should Consider Buying

Seiko has regular time piece offerings but once in awhile, the Japanese watchmaker likes to make something special and produce limited edition pieces. They may be hard to find after release, but you should know by now that the hunt is part of the thrill of being a watch aficionado! But why should you even …

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Prestigious Swiss Watch Brands for Men

Prestigious Swiss Watch Brands for Men Just like you, your brand is based on what you put out: hard work, dedication, strive for success… These are some traits that makes you a recognizable individual. Each of us have our own offerings that makes us better than some and watches are no different. Whether that’s an …

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Best Citizen Watches

Best Men’s Citizen Watches There are various brands that have a hold on Japanese-made watches: Casio, Seiko, and in this instance, Citizen. Based in Tokyo, Japan Citizen started out in 1918 building lathe tools and wristwatches. Their focus on being competitive and relevant are prevalent in their watches, keeping up with modernity and being technologically …

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best amazon watch deals

At Gracious Watch we spend a lot of time curating lists of the best watches on the planet, creating lists of the top watches in many categories and brands. When we reached out to users and asked what you would like to see from us, there was an overwhelming desire for us to find and …

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Cheap Automatic Watches

Automatic watches give the watch aficionado a sense of pride. Why? Anyone can get a quartz (battery-powered) watch but only real watch fans go for the automatic movement. Automatic movements are inferior to quartz technology based on accuracy and you need to wear it regularly to keep the watch running. However, nothing beats looking at …

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Affordable and Best Tissot Watches According to Price Range

Founded in 1853 in Le Locle, which has become the centre for Swiss watch making, there are few brands in the world today that have the history and the prestige of Tissot. As the official timekeepers for Ice Hockey, FIBA basketball, MotoGP, Cycling and Fencing, Tissot take pride in their precision timing which has made …

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Cheap Automatic Women's watches

The innovation of automatic watches negated the need for users to self wind their watch. Instead the movement of the wearer keeps this watch going. We’ve compiled a list of watches that feature: Stunning looks Affordability Exceptional quality For additional affordable watches, check out our Cheap and Affordable Automatic Watches under $500 (For Women) or …

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Best Selling Oakley Watches for Men

The 7 Best Selling Oakley Watches for Men Oakley is primarily known for being an active lifestyle brand. Sponsoring various athletes ranging from golf to snowboarding, they have built an image of energy and youthfulness. Beyond soft goods and optic technology, Oakley also have presence in fashion through wristwatches. With Oakley having a major impact …

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Best Victorinox Watch

Best Men’s Victorinox Swiss Army Watches Victorinox is a Swiss company that fancies itself in creating the Original Swiss Army Knife. Multi-functional, durable, and dependable are what this company is known for and their qualities expanded into the realm of wristwatches. While we here at Gracious Watch have some suggestions for tough watches like G-Shock, …

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Cheap Swiss Made Watches

Cheap Swiss-Made Watches You Can Afford ‘Cheap’ and ‘Swiss-made’ seems to be oxymoronic but it is possible to get quality timepieces for a reasonable price. While majority of Swiss watches are beyond $200, there are select few that are certified ‘Swiss-made’ and can be bought for less than $100. They are most likely quartz movements, …

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