christmas watch list 2017

Christmas is coming and every horological fan will be hoping for a beautiful timepiece under their tree. We’ve compiled a list of 50 Men’s and Women’s watches for Christmas 2017 and there is one to suit every budget. From affordable and stylish to the peak of luxury our list has something for everyone. On This …

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Teaching children how to tell time can be difficult, and with the advent of digital watches, digital clocks, and iPad’s a parent can have an even more difficult time convincing their children that they need to know how to tell time. Having their own watch will give kids a sense of pride in ownership, and …

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Since the first time humans looked to the skies above us we have been eternally inspired. The mind blowing vastness of space, mixed with our desire for exploration has inspired generations of people, and watchmakers are no different. From the watch that successfully survived the longest freefall in human history to the first watch on …

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Fossil FS4735

Hands On Review – Fossil FS4735 Grant Brown Leather Watch Specifications MSRP: $76.99 Collection: Grant Movement Type: Quartz Chronograph Case Size: 44mm Case Thickness: 12mm Strap Material: Genuine Leather Water Resistant: 5 ATM Fossil was founded in 1984 by Kosta Kartsotis, after his brother mentioned to him that there was large profits to be made importing …

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beginners guide seiko

Since the late 1970’s and early 1980’s solar powered watches have been providing consumers with an alternative to quartz, automatic, and manual watch movements. While early models were slightly gimmicky and sold as a niche watch to children and tech nerds, today’s solar watches are offered in a variety of styles that provide a quality …

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Best Dress Watches for Men under $500

Every good watch collection needs a piece that fits in perfectly at a dressy occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, or a company function, what you wear on your wrist can say a lot about you. Gracious Watch has featured lists that include the most affordable high-end watches, but this list includes watches that will look …

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Best Automotive & Motorsports Inspired Watches

Watchmaking and automobiles have had a strong connection for decades, with many watches taking their inspiration from the auto industry. From million dollar race inspired watches to the ultimate in watches inspired by luxury automakers, the options for what watch you pair with your car are endless. While some watches have been crafted for exclusivity …

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Bulova Marine Star 98B203 Watch Review 1

At first glance, the Bulova Marine Star 98b203 doesn’t jump out at you as a top tier watch. There are no articles listing it as one of the Nine Best Watches to have under $400 and in fact none of the Bulova watches made it onto this list of the Top 50 watches to have …

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Watch 101 - What is Amplitude

Watches are complicated things. For hundreds of years the making of watches has been as much an art form as a technical achievement. From torsion springs, to oscillators and balance wheels, the components that make up a watch can be – at best – confusing. What is amplitude? Amplitude is the measurement of the amount …

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Low-End Sport Watches Under $200

Whether you’re working out, swimming, running or playing your favourite sport you need a watch that can keep up with you. It needs to keep perfect time, while also being lightweight and durable. Gracious Watch has showcased a number of dive watches over the years, but the below list of entry-level sport timepieces under $200, …

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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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The difference between Japanese Watches and Swiss Made Watches

Updated October 2017. So here you are, asking your trusted ‘watch friend’ about the differences between say, a Seiko, and a Tissot, and they educate you about the history between these two storied brands, and the fundamental differences between a Japanese-made movement and a Swiss-made movement. You kind of get it, you slightly understand but …

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watches for teenage boys

7 Best Watches For Teenage Boys Whether you’re at school, out with friends, or at a fancy event, you want a watch that is versatile enough to go from one event to the next. If you’re looking to start a watch collection or just want a watch that looks great we’ve got the watches for …

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