Author: The Snob Slayer

Much like the many, if not all, micro-brands, SOVRYGN was established by an enthusiast of limited-edition watches. The man behind the company is Hamzat Balogun, a watch fan from Ottawa in Canada. Balogun launched his company in 2018, just a year after graduating from Carleton University. Founded as an abbreviated form of the term Sovereign, the word SOVRYGN is a metaphor for high quality and craftsmanship. A few weeks ago, the company launched a new Kickstarter project for its latest watch model – the Calendar, but after a short time, SOVRYGN canceled the project. We were lucky enough to get one of the…

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The growth to which the watchmaking world has been subjected has amazed many, even industry experts. Above all, it has surprised the large number of new brands coming to the forefront of the global watchmaking scene. The phenomenon of microbrands, which are taking the place of the old fashion watch brands, is a growing trend, and events dedicated to them are increasing across the globe. And the launch of the Chicago edition of the WindUp Watch Fair is part of this ongoing phenomenon.

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image from norqain.com About Norqain Watches Norqain is the prototype of a micro that has made it. Or at least, that is making it. That the watch market is flooded with microbrands literally popping up like mushrooms is nothing new. And many of these micros disappear precisely as they appeared on Kickstarter: into thin air. But others do make their way, and to make it, they must come up with something new. Norqain was born in 2018, and already since its founding, it has been doing something different from others. It devotes itself, with conviction, to practical and sporty watches,…

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Jean Claude Biver – Image by timeandtidewatches.com Jean Claude Biver, one of the living legends of watchmaking, has joined as a strategic advisor to Norqain’s board of directors The career of Jean Claude Biver-or JCB, if you will-has the impressive. JCB is the man who brought Blancpain back to life. Who worked to reorganize Omega and relaunch Hublot, inventing a style. Loved and hated, JCB is arguably the man you never expected for a brand like Norqain. Images by norqain.com Who is Norqain? If you have never heard of it, it is an ex-micro founded in 2018 in Switzerland by…

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The development in metallurgy has been paramount in the evolution of watchmaking. The discovery of materials and the changes in watch movement throughout time have made it possible to produce what watches are today. As a result, we’ll go on an exploration to discover exotic and light titanium as a material. Why is titanium used in watches? Titanium is well-known for its physical qualities, such as being highly corrosion-resistant, being antimagnetic and its light weight. It is, however, not easy to work with, which is why, even though it was discovered as far back as 1789, it only began being…

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In a world where stock market crashes are becoming increasingly common, when cryptocurrencies and NFTs are growing at a dizzying rate, and where real estate and raw materials values swing dramatically owing to geopolitical events, it’s only natural that the speculative mania would spread to other areas. And the world of watches is only an extension of this since people are now “investing” in art, classic cars, and even barrels of whisky. So let’s have a look at whether these much-touted prospects are true or false. Are Watches a Good Investment? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to invest in a…

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Wristwatches, especially sports models, have long used highly durable technical materials because they must operate at all times no matter what. Stainless steel has long been the preferred material of choice in the realm of watches due to its toughness and dependability. However, titanium’s rise as a strong challenger is threatening stainless steel’s position as the best material for watches. Titanium outperforms stainless steel in many ways, making it a more desirable metal for watches. However, there are still some drawbacks to titanium that must be considered before fully switching to this newer metal.

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With the world becoming completely digital, we’ve learned to meet, work, study, buy, sell, and have fun through technology. Even our equipment is getting caught up in it, as seen by the recent release of smartwatches. So many types exist now that you may be wondering what is best to buy. If so, you’re in luck, this article is just for you! What is a traditional watch? The traditional watch is the real descendant of timekeeping, which has been around since the 1500s and is still in use today. The technology behind watches varies, with mechanical, electronic, and hybrid systems…

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