As we continuously cover men’s segment of the wristwatch market, we at Gracious Watch feel that the other half of the world and provide a list of watches deserving of a woman’s presence; Example of horological greatness that is dependable, elegant, and desirable. The female qualities of grace and poise should be a reflection of …

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With a likeness towards the need for speed, the adrenaline rush, you love the aviator lifestyle. Something about the thrill of being 20,000 feet in the air, being amongst the clouds is what you dream of every day and it’s what you want to be a part of every single day. We at Glorious Watch …

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25 Watches for the Modern Man

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 …

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Watches Meant for the Beach

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 …

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Seiko Flightmaster Pilot

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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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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The creation of Swatch is a prime example of creating something out of necessity due to the changing landscape around them. The Swiss were forced to comply in order to avoid an economic downturn and it led to creating the world’s largest watchmaking firm, covering over 10 brands with various price points and demographics. If …

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With the goal of bringing the most durable timepiece around, two people started an iconic brand that would change lives and create something that would forever be synonymous with prestige and luxury. The worst thing that could happen to a soldier is have their weapon malfunction, and a watch has the same heft in someone’s …

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