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Movements Come to Life

Movements Come to Life | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

All mechanical watches can be fascinating because of their intricate movements. Even simple watches, ones that only tell time, are extraordinarily complex mechanisms that have hundreds of miniscule parts that work harmoniously together. A complicated watch, one that performs additional functions, is by definition even more complicated.

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WATCH SPOTTING – A Novel Device

WATCH SPOTTING – A Novel Device | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
Spotting watches in movies has become somewhat of a sport among watch enthusiasts lately. But how many of them have ever noticed watches in books? This first installment takes a look at Breguet.
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Jeff Stein On The Cigarette That Saved Heuer

In 1971, Heuer sold just 500 chronographs in the United States. Then came a partnership with...

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Richard Mille is Represented by Jamaican Sprinter Johan Blake ? | Luxuryes

Richard Mille is Represented by Jamaican Sprinter Johan Blake ? | Luxuryes | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
Richard Mille revealed a new athletic watch this week, a new ultra-light tourbillon with a yellow, green and black colour scheme, just like the Jamaican flag.
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A Vintage Watch Nerd's Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 2/3)

A Vintage Watch Nerd's Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 2/3) | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Paul told us all about the early days of the Rolex Daytona , including just how they changed over 50% of Zenith's El Primero movement before deeming it Rolex-worthy.
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A Vintage Watch Nerd's Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 1/3)

A Vintage Watch Nerd's Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 1/3) | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

In the first of a three-part series, vintage watch expert and collector Paul Boutros takes us into the world of one of the world's most famous watches, and arguably the chronograph by which all others are measured...

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OMEGA Watches: OMEGA House opens in the heart of Soho

OMEGA Watches: OMEGA House opens in the heart of Soho | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

The party to celebrate the opening welcomed actress and OMEGA brand ambassador Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban, along with a number of entertainment and sport personalities.

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Watchmakers convention set for Aug. 1-5

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) will hold its annual convention and symposium from Aug. 1-5 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Colorado.

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How to Collect Rolex with Eric Ku

How to Collect Rolex with Eric Ku | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

Eric Ku sits down for an interview and give his thoughts on subjects such as the new Sky-Dweller, how to begin collecting and which 5 models should be in any Rolex collection.

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Photo Essay: A Visit To Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre

Photo Essay: A Visit To Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
Ming Thein visits Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre and shows us what goes on behind the scenes.
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The Top 10 Most Searched For Watches in the USA - Wednesday Watch

The Top 10 Most Searched For Watches in the USA - Wednesday Watch | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
See the Top 10 Most Searched for Watches in the USA in Q1 of 2012 & Top 10 Watches in US List on Wednesday Watch at MotoringExposure.com!
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CHRONICLE - Saving the Time

CHRONICLE - Saving the Time | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
Australian organization Save the Time brings something rarely talked about to the industry’s attention. And it would behoove all of us watch lovers to stop and listen for a moment.
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Save The Time – The Plight Of Independent Watchmaking In Australia (VIDEO)

Save The Time – The Plight Of Independent Watchmaking In Australia (VIDEO) | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
I came across this interesting video today via Ariel Adams and I thought it was worthwhile sharing, not least because it specifically focuses on the Australian watch market.
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About Retail: A fresh face for watch repair

About Retail: A fresh face for watch repair | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

“I love the idea that in this computer-run world ... people still wear a little mechanical masterpiece on their wrist. It’s very traditional,” Vakhilt says. “It’s very true to what we came from as a society.”

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How the Number Three Cigarette in America Made Heuer a Household Name

How the Number Three Cigarette in America Made Heuer a Household Name | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
In 1971, Heuer sold just 500 chronographs in the United States. Hard to believe, considering two years earlier, they had launched the very first self-winding chronograph movement with the Caliber 11 - found inside the Monaco, Autavia and Carrera.
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JAEGER-LECOULTRE - In immersion since 1959

JAEGER-LECOULTRE - In immersion since 1959 | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
The legendary 1959 Memovox Deep Sea and 1965 Memovox Polaris watches are first-rate sources of inspiration for the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.
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A Vintage Watch Nerd's Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 3/3)

A Vintage Watch Nerd's Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 3/3) | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
Today, Paul Boutros finishes off his exhaustive (nay...EPIC!) look at the Rolex Daytona.
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Patek Philippe opens first U.S. standalone store

Patek Philippe opens first U.S. standalone store | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

Beverly Hills, Calif.--Patek Philippe, in a partnership with luxury retailer Gearys, opened its first freestanding boutique in the United States this week on July 27.

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Breitling Navitimer Blue Sky (60th Anniversary of Navitimer)

Breitling Navitimer Blue Sky (60th Anniversary of Navitimer) | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
Renowned Hollywood celebrity and Breitling Ambassador John Travolta is in Singapore this week to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic aviation...
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Real Luxury Customization With Grieb & Benzinger Watches - Forbes

Real Luxury Customization With Grieb & Benzinger Watches - Forbes | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
For many people, real luxury is about ordering bespoke items with heaps of customization. These are made either entirely for them or simply not available to anyone else because they are completely unique creations.
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Omega Speedmaster Olympic Edition Chronograph

Omega Speedmaster Olympic Edition Chronograph | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

With the London Summer Olympics starting in a few weeks, here’s something to catch your competitive spirit’s eye. A limited edition Omega Speedmaster Olympic Edition chronograph, Model 3516.20, produced in conjunction with Omega’s involvement in the Torino Winter Games in 2006.

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Polygon: Bubba Watson’s $500,000 Watch

Polygon: Bubba Watson’s $500,000 Watch | Wristwatches | Scoop.it
OK, so I’ve been intrigued by golfer Bubba Watson’s $525,000 wristwatch, made by Richard Mille. 1) I never heard of Richard Mille despite a lifetime...
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Pateks perform well at Antiquorum Hong Kong

Pateks perform well at Antiquorum Hong Kong | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

Sales of Patek Philippe timepieces were strong at the Antiquorum auction held here Saturday, with the brand taking both the top lot and setting a new world record for one of its references.

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Unique Patek, Elvis watch up at Antiquorum NY

Unique Patek, Elvis watch up at Antiquorum NY | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

Antiquorum will hold a sale of timepieces in New York on June 12, offering pieces from Patek Philippe, Jaeger LeCoultre and Piaget, among others

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Why Mechanical Wrist Watches are so Cool (and Pricey)

Why Mechanical Wrist Watches are so Cool (and Pricey) | Wristwatches | Scoop.it

If you own a wristwatch and paid less than $500 for it, it's likely a quartz watch. Understanding how complicated mechanical watches are--and why studying them is dangerously likely to turn into a passion for horology--begins with understanding how relatively simple quartz watches are. At least, by comparison with mechanical ones.

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