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The handcrafted Portsmouth watch by Garrick England
21 May

Why Modern Men Wear Watches

  Many people of older generations consider a wristwatch to be an essential part of their wardrobe; however, you’ll probably be surprised to find out that watches have been widely worn for less than 100 years. Many analysts believe that watches are going out of fashion because digital technologies are…
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Watchmaker Andreas Strehler
24 Jun

Andreas Strehler – Master Watchmaker

Andreas Strehler – Master Watchmaker – AHCI Member     It is a far from uncommon phenomenon to learn that many of our favourite artist’s greatest hits which first made us love them so much, were actually written by someone we’d maybe never heard of before. This discovery doesn’t detract…
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The Gronefeld brothers
01 Jun

The Grönefeld Brothers

Grönefeld Brothers    Dominating the skyline of the Dutch city of Oldenzaal is the church tower at its centre, and from where the near-800-year-old town fans out all around towards the countryside beyond. The square tower is the connection between this quiet city and groundbreaking contemporary watchmaking because way up,…
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The Zeitwinkel 273 watch
22 May

Zeitwinkel – Independent Swiss Watchmakers

Zeitwinkel Swiss Watch Manufactory   Although a relative newcomer to the ranks of fine watchmaking, the Zeitwinkel watch manufactory is one of contemporary Swiss watchmaking’s more unusual companies. Established in 2006 by friends Ivica Maksimovic (Maks) and Peter Nikolaus, their company’s name is derived from a term used to describe…
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11 Sep

Speake-Marin Spirit MkII Review

“A free spirit”   by Angus Davies, www.escapementmagazine.com   A true watch enthusiast will inevitably discover the delights of the “Independent”. The term is used to describe the artisan watchmaker who crafts small numbers of watches each year, against the odds, with limited resources. This group of talented watchmakers is…
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07 Sep

Omega De Ville Trésor – A Touch Of Nostalgia

A touch of nostalgia, free of patina or wear by Angus Davies, www.escapementmagazine.com   Friends and family often refer to me as a “character”. They employ this adjective with a fusion of humour, affection and bewilderment. Some may categorise my persona as weird or obsessive and, to be honest, I…
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