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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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I may be biased – as I own a number of their watches myself – but Tissot are some of the best watches on the market. Since 1853, Tissot has been making elegant and stylish watches made with impeccable movements. One of the things I like most about Tissot watches is their accessibility. They have …

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Fossil / Conqueror Watch Clones

Clearly, we here at Gracious Watch are fans of luxury timepieces. We’ve posted dozens of listicles laying down our preferred luxury watches at an assortment of price points, after all. We also have a lot of love for inexpensive affordables that tick all the right boxes. At times, we have even had hands-on experiences with …

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World leaders are representative of their nation and are held in the highest regard. Whether they’re traveling to solve a national crisis, negotiating with other leaders to start a new trade deal, they need to be punctual and on-time. So they need a trustworthy timepiece to be on their wrist at all times. What that …

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December is the month of giving and you probably have been running around looking for that perfect gift for everyone special in your life.  Well, stop and do something for yourself. Enter this month’s giveaway where THREE lucky readers will walk away with one cool, new watch.  These three are up for grabs for three …

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Past The idea of combining technology with wristwear has been around much longer than you may realize; in fact, tech manufacturers (including giants such as Microsoft and IBM) have been chasing the dream of intelligent wristwear for over 30 years. The first ‘watch phone’ was launched by Samsung in 1999 (complete with antenna), and since …

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    In the United States, nearly 7,000 people every month type “Casio Edifice” into Google. The Edifice line of watches has steadily grown in popularity and today there are numerous variations of the Edifice that feature a variety of functions, sizes, and complications. The one we’re about to give away to one lucky reader …

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The Best of Both Worlds Introduced in 1986 Basel Fair, Seiko’s Kinetic technology has created a new movement platform that bridges automatic and quartz movements in perfect harmony. Providing quartz-like accuracy with the constant energy production caused by the wearer’s movement, the Kinetic movement provided Seiko with a new hybrid that provides near-perfect efficiency transfer …

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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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Pocket watches are a lost art. Featuring a style of yesteryear, it’s not as convenient as a wristwatch, but it adds a classic flair to any outfit. It has a certain aura of traditionalism: having one means you respect tradition and what it has done for the watch movement. A true watch aficionado should have …

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Did you know that September 1st is the time where we should start thinking about Christmas? Why? Because it’s the start of the months that end in -ember. Okay, I lied with that statement but you should still start planning! With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to get that something special for the man …

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So the most important woman in your life is across from you: her radiant smile is beaming across that beautiful face, she’s looking at you dumbfounded because you got her nothing. “Nothing? What’s happening?” Then you realize something. It’s cold, everyone’s at your dinner table, and you hear “All I Want For Christmas is You” …

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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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A leader in mid-range timepieces since 1853 Founded in 1853 by a father and son team, Tissot relies on precision and trust by sports organizations like the NBA to capture a significant market share.   An integral, risk-taking brand in a watch conglomerate As part of the Swatch Group, Tissot is a brand that is …

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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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Tissot Excellence 18K Gold

Ah, the nightlife. Nothing beats a great weekend with awesome friends, your loyal partner-in-crime, or just painting the town red like true bachelor and bachelorettes should.  In order to enjoy the moonlight though, you need to look the part: You need to be dapper, flashy, and confident. So iron out that dress shirt and pull …

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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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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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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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