Author: The Snob Slayer

If we turn back for a moment and contemplate our past, even just 20 years, we discover how much everything has changed. We live in a contemporary world where 30-something billionaires in flip-flops and t-shirts run global companies, and most meetings take place online from the quiet ambient of our homes. So, what good is a dress watch today in a place where all codes – dress and social – have been revolutionized?

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In recent years, watches shows are experiencing a new youth. Some of the most important watch fairs are in deep crisis, and some shut down permanently, due to the pandemic; however, many small events, in contrast, emerged recently and are doing quite well, attracting more and more audiences and exhibitors. These events involve professional and enthusiast audiences; moreover, in these watch events, micro-brands also find their place alongside established or long-standing watchmaking Maisons. So let’s have a closer look at these events, in chronological order, in 2023.

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These are, for all intents and purposes, watches appropriately made, with appreciable technical content, but speaking the same language as the people transitioning from smartphones and smartwatches to something different. And this model from Gravithin, named Argo/Argomatic, does just that.

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A considerable part of the exchanges is composed of secondhand watches, or as they are often called, second-wrist watches, that are bought and sold among enthusiasts and traders who specialize in this field. So let’s see what it is and how to deal with it together!

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When it comes to true watchmaking legends, the Rolex GMT Master is one of them. Not only as it was the first but because it wrote the pages of horological history, especially in the hearts of watch enthusiasts. Its famous Pepsi bezel, with its red and blue livery, has become a watchmaking icon, so much that 70 years after its launch it is still in production in myriad watch models. And since so many enthusiasts do not want to enter the realm of five digits to buy a watch, however iconic it might be, the world’s Maisons have set out…

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When it comes to watchmaking, the first brand that comes to 99% of people’s minds is Rolex. And there’s little to say: the green-and-gold Swiss Maison has dominated the market for decades, racking up a string of successes that have made it one of the world’s most well-known and respected brands. That’s why we want to offer you our little analysis of Rolex and what are its most interesting watches, especially at this particular moment in history where, for the first time in about two decades, the prices of these timepieces on the second-hand market have lowered. The first waterproof…

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The concept of the automatic watch movement was discovered by a Swiss watchmaker, Abraham Louis Perrelet, in the late eighteenth century and then developed by Breguet, when French watches were the reference in horology. Still, it could have been more successful then, as watches were mainly pocket watches, and their adjustment and winding happened daily, so the concept of automatic watches for men remained in the drawer of useless tech for a long time. But then, around 1920, when the watches migrated from the pocket to the wrist, it was rediscovered by a British watchmaker, John Harwood; he created the…

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As we know well by now, fans of the house of the crown have a habit of giving different nicknames to their favorite watches. Especially the most successful ones, namely the Submariner and GMT Master series, have seen a large number of quirky nicknames for the timepieces in them, of which “Kermit” – the cute little frog from the Muppets TV series – is a case in point. So let’s find out together what a “Rolex Kermit” really is and how many types there are (yes, there are several). A trio of different Kermits – image from fratellowatches.com Which Rolex…

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To call it an expected success frames the outcome rather nicely. Watches of Italy, now in its third edition, and moved a month later due to problems with the date coinciding with the Italian political elections, met and exceeded all the goals it had set for itself. The watch lovers crowd at the Museo Orsi – image from WOI Over the weekend of Oct. 15/16, more than 4,000 visitors wandered through the booths set up inside the Orsi Museum in Tortona – amid a charming exhibit of vintage agricultural machines – to visit the 56 exhibitors. And with a hint…

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