The Artistry of Luxury Watch Repair

A luxury watch is many things to many men. Purely and simply, it is a status symbol which is one of the best ways of telling a lot about a man. One’s choice of luxury watch will reveal a lot about a person’s style, design tastes and lifestyle and the vast majority of men nowadays are buying luxury watches not just for the considerable cache that is associated with owning such a luxurious item but also because they are fantastic investment and heirlooms and few things hold their value than a high end timepiece from the likes of Rolex, Breitling and Audemars Piguet.

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BaselWorld 2013

For any fan of the luxury watch world, there is one event each year that sticks out like a sore thumb and that event is BaselWorld. It serves as an opportunity for the world’s biggest and best watchmakers to showcase the timepieces that they have got in store over the next few months.

It is more than safe to say that this year’s BaselWorld event didn’t disappoint and there was an unprecedented amount of jaw-dropping timepieces on show. We have exclusive images from the event courtesy of luxury watch retailers, The Watch Gallery – so, sit back and enjoy the action below.    [Read more…]

A Video Guide To Choosing The Proper Watch Band

Watch Your Watch

[Note from Mantic59: Raoul Pop, a wet shaver who is also a photographer and a watch aficionado, talks about watch bands.]

I put together a video guide that will help you decide the proper watch band for you. You may not have given a lot of thought to this topic in the past, or perhaps you’ve just lived with the band or strap that your watch came with, but I think after you watch my guide, you’ll start to think differently about watch bands — about the materials they’re made of and about the quality that you’ll want. [Read more…]

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…]