A Guide to Buying A Breitling Watch


Last year, us lucky readers and watch-enthusiasts were given a guide on buying a TAG Heuer watch. If a TAG Heuer watch isn’t for you, here is a guide of what Breitling watch to buy depending on your needs.

Breitling are best known for their precise chronometers and aviation watches, but they also produce diving watches and basic luxury watches. The brand was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling and is one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands to still be going strong. They found their fame high in the sky by becoming an official supplier to pilots around the world and their Navitimer watch was even the first chronograph watch to go to space.

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Button-Stud Weekender Watch Strap

The Timex Weekender is an interesting little watch. Stripped-down, cheap and casual, it’s fun with its nylon strap, and I’ve enjoyed mine for months. But for another $45, you can make this most basic-looking timepiece a thing of beauty. The form•function•form button-stud watchband is a beautiful slice of Horween Chromexcel or Veg Tan leather. It slides right under the watch face like it’s been there all along, become more personalized as it naturally weathers (“Don’t handle with care, we can take it,” the attached tag reads). I have both the Natural Chromexcel and English Derby straps – I personally prefer the lighter English Derby color – but both are gorgeous and distinctive. Plus, you can swap back the original nylon any time you need something more waterproof. Hand-crafted in the designer’s small Florida studio, this simple strap is spectacular.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Luxury Watches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Luxury watches are centuries old and rightly position themselves as one of the most important status symbols for men and it is easy to see why many men will align themselves with certain watchmaking brands because they reflect their own sense of style and tastes. But before we can talk about the different brands that make up the highly competitive world of high end watches, such as Baume & Mercier, Breitling, IWC, TAG Heuer and Rolex, it is important to get to grips with luxury watches themselves – understand what makes them tick, literally and metaphorically.

So, let’s get this started, let’s delve into luxury watches and discover all the aspects of their creation and workings that you may always have wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. [Read more…]

Paradise By The Dashboard Light: The Stauer "Dashtronic" Watch

The Stauer Dashtronic

Many traditional wet shavers seem to be interested in watches too, given that there are a fair amount of watch posts on a sub-forum at B&B and a shaving thread in a watch forum.  With that in mind I thought I would “show off” a recent holiday gift: a Stauer 1930 Dashtronic Watch.

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