What Are Vintage Watches – And Should You Buy One?

Vintage watches are, as the name suggests, pretty old.  And as soon as something is considered vintage, it tends to become very popular. The beauty of vintage watches is that they don’t go out of fashion – they will always be stylish as current fashion trend rules don’t apply to them.

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Men’s Pocket Watches – Old Fashioned Or Retro Style?

Although men’s pocket watches aren’t quite as popular today, during the 16th-century pocket watches were everywhere.  Not long after World War I, the demand for pocket watches slowed as the traditional wristwatch style emerged. Since then wristwatches have continued to dominate the market, but there is still something pretty charming about a vintage pocket watch.

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How Often Should Your Watch Be Serviced?

How often should your watch be serviced? The simple answer is around every 5 years if you want to prolong the life of your timepiece and ensure it is always working correctly.  A regular maintenance service will involve stripping down the watch, ensuring all parts are working properly, determine if any parts need replacing, ultrasonic cleaning and more.

Avoiding a regular service means that dirt and oil may build up on the watch, causing it to stop telling the time accurately or to stop working all together.  When you buy a new car, you take it regularly to the garage to get it checked over – so why wouldn’t you do the same with your watch?  Prevention is always better than cure!

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British Watch Brands – Can They Compete With The Swiss?

British watch brands have historically lacked the prestige associated with Swiss watch brands. It’s fair to say that you could travel the world today and many people would be able to list Swiss watchmakers such as Omega, TAG Heur, Vacheron Constantin and more.

But what about the British watchmakers, who were influential in horology in the 18th century? Without the British advances in mechanical movements many of these fabulous Swiss creations would not have their seamless inner workings and would remain a mere pipe dream.

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Chronograph Watches for Men – Choosing the Right One

When it comes to buying chronograph watches for men, the first thing you need to ask is “Why am I buying one?”

There are many potential reasons: chronographs are sophisticated and smart looking, they are solid timing devices, or maybe you just want to channel your inner astronaut. Whatever the reason for buying your chronograph, make sure you know your facts before choosing the right one for you. Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

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Buying Second Hand Luxury Watches – What To Look Out For

Buying second hand luxury watches is a great way to save money compared to purchasing a brand new luxury watch, and although trends and fashion change all the time, a classic or luxury watch is timeless.

Purchasing an older luxury watch means that you are buying quality. A classic design is timeless and will always look modern. The fact that the watch has survived long enough for you to purchase it in excellent condition only confirms that there is no reason why it should not last much longer.

However, it can be difficult to know where to start when looking to purchase second hand classic or luxury watches. By following these few simple steps, you can easily avoid unforeseen drawbacks.

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History Of Swiss Watchmaking – How Switzerland Became Home To Luxury Watch Brands

You may never have considered the history of Swiss watch making, but ask yourself this – why do most people most consider a Swiss watch to be the pinnacle of horological achievements?  Indeed the term “Swiss watch” is synonymous with “luxury brand watch” in most people’s minds.  Switzerland isn’t a particularly large country, so how on earth is it now home to so many luxury watch brands?

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Women’s Luxury Watches – How Much Do They Cost?

Women’s luxury watches have long played second fiddle to men’s luxury watches, but nowadays this has changed. There is a new generation of female watch aficionados who want to own an expensive luxury watch, and also have the independent means to buy one.

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Digital Vs Analog Watches – What’s the Difference?

You may have heard of digital vs analog watches, but if you’re still a little hazy about the difference, this article will explain everything.

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Is It Safe To Wear A Rolex Watch Today?

Everyone knows a Rolex watch is expensive and that many wealthy people sport one, but is that because they value the craftsmanship of the piece or because they want to flaunt their wealth? Either way, do opportunist thieves give two hoots? Is it actually safe to wear a Rolex watch nowadays?

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