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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Casio at one point in time was the nerdiest brand out there. Known for scientific calculators and electric keyboards, it had the same brand prestige as Urkel. Nowadays, Casio is now being worn by celebrities and athletes alike: Usher, Tom Cruise, The Rock, etc. Why? Because of one thing: G-Shock. First, Let’s Briefly Talk About …

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best nixon watches

Three Nixons You Should Buy Right Now Diving fearlessly headfirst into 2017 with eyes wide shut and brass tacks that scream brave beyond brave, watchmaker Nixon has curated a trinity of watches that should light a fire under your butt. These are the three coolest looking timepieces to populate the watch brand’s lookbook in recent …

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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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When one mentions luxury watches, or indeed just watches by themselves, it’s hard not to think of Rolex. The brand has firmly entrenched themselves in the very lexicon of timepiece description, becoming not just a prominent player in the chronology industry but a world leader when it comes to luxury brands. What started as a …

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British based timepiece brand

  Following eighteen months of astute craftsmanship, British based timepiece brand Crownarch launched their Chronograph collection earlier on in the year. And, right now readers can get 15% off their purchase on Crownarch.com by using the code: graciouswatch Designed with the young man in mind, this highly desirable collection is not only aesthetically pleasing, it also …

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three perfect watches for father's day

This One’s For You, Dad: Three Watches That Will Make His Father’s Day A great father will be there for you every step of the way. He’ll help you convince Mom to borrow the family car a little later after curfew to impress that girl in your class, or he’ll pick you up any time, …

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I use to hate wearing watches, but now I don’t remember the last time my wrist went without one. In fact, if I look down and don’t have a watch on, I get quite confused. I once drew a watch on my wrist when I was in public without one on. What time was it …

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Jimmy Collins lends his name to The Collins Brand and its signature timepiece the Collins Watch. The masterwork, an automatic Flieger-field watch inspired timepiece, pays careful homage to the world of recording studios and the music industry. Collins himself grew up around such workspaces, having seen more than his share of analog and digital studios …

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The Hawker Hunter AV 4052 Avi-8 has etched its name into the fabric of British watchmaking with a lookbook of timepieces forged from the DNA of the Royal Air Force. These watches go beyond looking smart and robust. They honor the legacy of the war heroes who have sat in the cockpits of British aviation …

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  Avi-8 has genuinely sculpted a robust line of timepieces that pay homage to the RAF. The British brand should not be looked at merely as a luxury brand or a collector’s brand. Given that the source material is a very real living history, drawn from the wars and air skirmishes that saw the famed …

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cool vintage watches

Best Vintage Looking Watches For Men We at Gracious Watch love vintage watches. Some of us hunt at flea markets, eBay, or just ask around relatives to see if they have an old watch that they don’t use or have forgotten, tucked in the attic somewhere for someone like you to find and cherish. However, …

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Invicta Women's 15252 Pro Diver Gold Dial Gold-Plated Stainless Steel Watch Review

The is the perfect timepiece for women who loves to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities. It’s a watch that offers a lot of value than what it looks. Plus, it has a very good price which makes it irresistible for many. If you a timepiece with bling but without being too much, the Invicta 15252 …

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Michael Kors Women's MK5661 Analog Display Quartz Rose Gold Watch Review

It’s a wonderful time to own a watch with good quality and has attention to detail thanks to the number of watch makers that we now have today. While some of these watch makers are not exactly as good as the top brands and labels in the industry, they are still capable of making interesting …

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Invicta Women's 5377 Angel Diamond-Accented Stainless Steel Watch Review

Perhaps one of the most fantastic, glamorous and elegant watch for women is the . I can guarantee you that you will end up liking this watch because of how beautiful it looks. One of Invicta’s 30 different collections especially designed for women, the Invicta Angel Diamond-Accented Stainless Steel Watch is definitely worthy of a spot …

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Bulova Women's 96T14 Crystal Watch Review

Women love things that are shiny and beautiful. Unfortunately stunning jewelry often comes at a high price point. With the , however, women can now have a shining piece of jewelry that is quite affordable. This watch is such an impressive piece of jewelry that you easily mistaken it a as luxurious accessory. It’s a …

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Citizen Men's JY8035-04E Navihawk Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch Review

One of the best things about the is that it almost leaves you with nothing more to desire from a watch. I mean this watch just happens to have almost everything. It has a compass, chronograph, date and much more! Also, this watch is so easy to read thanks to its lumes. The watch runs …

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  Shaper, the world’s thinnest hybrid smartwatch for travel. NOWA brings French sophistication and legacy timekeeping to today’s digital world by introducing Shaper, the word’s thinnest hybrid smartwatch for active people who work, travel and embrace life. Shaper is the perfect companion for those who want a great looking traditional watch with essential smartwatch features. …

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Stuhrling Original Men's 858L.02 Octane Concorso

Watch reviews from our favourite watch brands Finding the right watch should not be a random decision. It’s important to give it careful thought and a thorough evaluation of the options. Also, it’s important to only look at legitimate and reliable reviews if you are to use reviews or “expert opinions” to guide you in …

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[toc] Humanity has always held a fascination – an outright unbreakable connection with time, evidenced by the sun dial all the way to the ticking clock. Fast forward to the present day and we have smart phones and all manners of gadgets that can tell the time far more effectively than even the grandfather clocks …

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Most Popular Watches & Ultimate Watch Lists

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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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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 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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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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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 Affordable Swiss Watch Brands

Skip Into: Get to the List The Swiss watch has been a symbol of status and luxury since the dawn of horological time. In the modern world, where Swiss companies have staff all over the world, the world of horology has changed and with it has come a deluge of watches from incredible brands that …

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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