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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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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