Mens Watches

Hot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer

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Hot Take: Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer

Lebois & Co is celebrating its 85th birthday today. The brand resurrected in 2014 and is in Dutch hands today. Today, Lebois & Co is unveiling the first live images of their upcoming watch, the Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer. That’s a mouthful, and especially the Observatoire Chronométrique+ Certified Chronometer needs a bit of explaining. But let’s have a look at the new Venturist first. Lebois & Co Venturist Observatoire Chronométrique+ The Venturist watch is the second model that Lebois & Co introduces. After the successful release of the Avantgarde Date (in three different executions), Lebois & Co thought it...

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#TBT Vulcain MinStop Parking Meter Watch

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#TBT Vulcain MinStop Parking Meter Watch

A real flyback stopwatchVulcain MinStop, made in West-Germany. Also known as a parking meter watch for precise timing of your parking time.   About 60 years ago, not everyone was super excited about chronographs as we are today. Most watches were much smaller than they are today, except for those bulky chronographs, mainly used by people who actually had a purpose for them. But some smart engineers in Germany decided to combine a dress watch with a chronograph and keep the proportions acceptable. And not a regular chronograph, but one to keep track of your running parking meter. Vulcain MinStop...

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Rolex Submariner 116610LN – 52Mondayz, week #50-2019

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Rolex Submariner 116610LN – 52Mondayz, week #50-2019

Gerard is the ‘instigator’ of the 52Mondayz feature, but we all thought it was a good idea to chime in. Besides the fact that it makes this a bit more personal and versatile, you also get to learn more about what we wear and why we wear it. So the first contribution from my hand will be about my Rolex Submariner with reference 116610. Rolex Submariner 116610LN Although the Rolex Submariner needs very little introduction, here’s a recap of the history of this watch. This model was first launched in 1953, and this iconic diver has seen minimal change over the years. When comparing...

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Wrist Game or Crying Shame: Tudor Submariner 79090

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Wrist Game or Crying Shame: Tudor Submariner 79090

We return to Wrist Game or Crying Shame where you tell us if a watch is worthwhile or simply a wild waste of time.  This week we take a look at the last of the line for an older style of watch, the Tudor Submariner 79090.  But first… We return to Wrist Game or Crying Shame where you tell us if a watch is worthwhile or simply a wild waste of time.  This week we take a look at the last of the line for an older style of watch, the Tudor Submariner 79090.  But first…   I complained wildly...

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Lytt Labs Inception Prodigy Watch Review

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Lytt Labs Inception Prodigy Watch Review

Lytt Labs is a fairly new, smaller watchmaking company that was started by a seasoned and very serious watch collector in timepiece-crazy Singapore. Its latest model is the Lytt Labs Inception Prodigy, and I happen to think it is quite fun to wear. It helps that Lytt Labs radically revised its previous “no hands” dials that use discs and had issues with legibility even if they were neat-looking. The Inception Prodigy doesn’t re-think what a wristwatch can be, but it does offer an aesthetic unlike most of what else is out there — and with a price that is highly accessible....

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