GRD Watches – Affordable Motor Racing Inspired Timepieces

GRD Watches

  GRD Watches have made a name for themselves in recent years for their unusual, motor racing inspired timepieces that are based on speedometer and tachometer designs from classic sports cars. The company was started in Scotland in 2012 by Andrew E. Smith, it’s now based in Munich, Germany and it uses Swiss made Ronda…

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Undone Basecamp Standard Automatic Watch – $295 USD

Undone Basecamp Standard Watch

The Basecamp Standard is an automatic mechanical wristwatch by the team at Undone that was designed to be a daily wearable tool watch – a no nonsense watch with a reasonable MSRP and a rock solid list of specifications. The movement is an almost bulletproof Seiko Instruments NH35a automatic movement with a 42 hour power…

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A Space-Flown Speedmaster Skywalker X-33

Speedmaster Skywalker X-33

This Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 flew to the International Space Station aboard the Japanese space freighter HTV-6 which launched on the 9th of December 2016 on the wrist of ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s as part of his Proxima mission. It returned to Earth in the SpaceX Dragon CRS-11, on the 3rd of July 2017 shortly after…

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Momentum Torpedo Blast 44 Watch – $69.98 USD

Momentum Torpedo Blast 44 Watch

The Momentum Torpedo Blast 44 is is one of the best value propositions in the outdoor adventure watch genre at the moment. It has an MSRP of just $69.98 USD, a tough stainless steel case, water resistance to 200 meters, a 3 to 5 year battery life, a rotating diving bezel, and a heat-tempered, anti-glare…

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Bamford GMT – A Sub-£1,000 Watch With An Automatic Swiss Movement

Bamford GMT

The Bamford GMT is an in-house design from the British company that is probably best described as the AMG of the watch world. Since being founded by George Bamford the company has gone from strength to strength, welcoming clients into their townhouse headquarters called The Hive in the high-end London neighbourhood of Mayfair. Bamford made…

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Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition is a new timepiece from the storied Swiss watchmaker created in collaboration with the great British motorcycle marque Norton. Breitling and Norton were founded just 14 years apart, in 1884 and 1898 respectively in the vastly different towns of Saint-Imier, Switzerland and Birmingham, England. Despite their differences…

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MWC Watches British Army General Service Watch

MWC Watches British Army General Service Watch

The Military Watch Company or “MWC” for short makes timepieces for a number of militaries around the world as well as police forces, anti-terrorist units, specialist marine security units, shipping and salvage organisations, and a diverse array of government agencies and departments. Fortunately they also sell watches to regular folks like you and I. The…

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The Omologato Zandvoort Automatic Wristwatch – £550

Omologato Zandvoort Automatic Wristwatch

The new Omologato Zandvoort automatic wristwatch is dedicated to the famous Zandvoort circuit on the west coast of the Netherlands, near the town of the same name. The track was originally built after WW2, partially using communications roads built by the occupying German military. Over the course of its life the Circuit Park Zandvoort has…

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Short Film: Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

This short film by the team at Wired gives a remarkably detailed look at the disassembly process of two automatic mechanical watches, one by a Japanese manufacturer and one by a Swiss manufacturer. The film is hosted by appropriately named professional watchmaker Ryan Jewell, he does an excellent job of explaining how the watches work,…

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