Author: The Snob Slayer

How many times have we looked inside our beloved timepieces and seen the gears moving and ticking, following the motionless passage of time? And we have wondered, with ill-concealed astonishment, who designed and built these perfect little machines that give us the appearance of controlling the time that so subtly eludes us? The answer is – many, especially if we are true watch enthusiasts.
Well, in this little article, we will begin to discover and understand the difference between them.

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If there is one thing that fascinates people about the watchmaking industry, it is its intriguing anecdotes. Like for example, the unofficial names given to different timepieces or specific versions. Just to say one, the Rolex Daytona would officially be called Cosmograph: but is there anyone who calls it that? We bet not. However, in this article, we’ll talk about another famous variant of an iconic watch, again belonging to the House of the Crown: the GMT Master, whose first edition was launched, precisely, with a red and blue bezel that was immediately called Pepsi – and we’ll find out…

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Zelos starfighter-chronograph, source: Zelos watches website The first in our series of reviews of microbrand companies in the world of watches is the Singaporean Zelos, a watchmaking company founded in 2014 by Elshan Tang, who was only 24 years old when he turned to crowdfunding site Kickstarter in order to fundraise for Zelos’ first watch. We will explore Zelos’ story and get to know Elshan Tang, the man behind the company and its exotic watches. In Elshan Tang’s youth in Singapore, his friends were content with their Casio G-Shocks and other digital watches. But the young Tang had always been…

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