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As you peruse various websites trying to decipher which watch is calling your name, all of this barrage of information will become overwhelming. Trying to decide which automatic watch is the one for you can be quite daunting. Or is it? As long as you have a specific list of things you want, it’s not …

After what seems to be a long winter, it’s time for the sun to come out and play and let summer finally welcome us with rising temperatures! I know some of us are tired of hearing ‘polar vortex’ so let’s put away the down jacket and pull out the board shorts. Maybe time for a …

Spend more than a few minutes doing some watch shopping and you’ll come across numerous Seiko’s. With options in most price brackets, but with a focus on quality watches with good value, Seiko’s are found in most watch shops and department stores. Larger Than Wristwatches Like many watch brands that date from the late 1800s, …

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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 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 more complicated nowadays, …

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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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