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Cartier Roadster

Cartier Roadster

The Cartier Roadster was given to me by my parents as a high school graduation gift about 7 years ago. It was my first high-end mechanical watch and I fell in love not only with the clean design, but with the watches easily interchangeable factory straps. In fact my father liked the watch so much he went out and bought one for himself a few weeks later (albeit with the silver […]

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Selling this magnificent Rolex GMT-Master was my biggest mistake!

Selling this magnificent Rolex GMT-Master was my biggest mistake!

One of the biggest mistakes in my life, was that I sold this magnificent Rolex GMT-Master ref. 1675,  with the box, papers and receipt, three years ago..!  It was bought in 1970 in New Guinea for only 225$ by a sailor..! The guy I then sold it to, promised to take good care of it. Against my advice he sent it to Rolex for Service, They replaced the bezel, hands & damaged […]

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Interview with the people behind the newly launched G.axs

Interview with the people behind the newly launched G.axs

Who are you guys? Gustav Sandell and Joachim Kihlgård. We are two guys that met in school 4 years ago. We studied real-estate management. We love watches and entrepreneurship so starting a watch company came natural. We both work in the real-estate business daytime and have been working with G.axs in the evenings, nights and weekends for one year now. We both have the dream to only work with our […]

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1st row: PAM 089,164,162,111,329

2nd row: PAM 005,236,056,104,187

3rd row: Cartier 100 Chrono, JLC vintage, Breitling for Bentley Chrono, Omega Seamaster, Chopard Mille Miglia

Professional football player and watch freak Peter Kovacs shows his collection

If you know Peter Kovacs‘ legendary Instagram account PeterKovacs10 you have probably already figured out he is an absolute watch freak and an expert on fashion. Originally from Hungary, Peter is a professional football player living in Norway since 2002. As Strømsgodset IF number 10 he has been the top scorer in the Norwegian Premier League in 2012 and in the First Division in 2008. He had the honour to play […]

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My prototype watch

My prototype watch

I am having a lot of fun with my watch project. I made this prototype (see picture) and I have 3 other designs that I am starting to make. Here are the specifications: QC-10 aluminum case and outer links (QC-10 is as hard as type 316Lstainless steel) Custom laser engraved backside crystal for “floating numbers” effect Solid leather center links with tube and screw construction Butterfly clasp ETA 2824-2 automatic Swiss […]

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This is my Rolex pre-daytona

This is my Rolex pre-daytona

This is my Rolex pre-daytona ref.6238 from 1964. It is with a not so common silver dial and it is equipped with a elastic riveted 6636 oyster wristband. I bought it 10 years ago, and I remember that when I wanted to buy it, the price of  the model was increasing  rapidly every month, so the money I could put aside every month was never enough, one month the price was 16k […]

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Interview with a watchmaker apprentice

Interview with a watchmaker apprentice

Could you shortly introduce yourself, name, age where you live etc. My name is Olivier Gantenbein (IG: 0liiviier) and I will turn 20 years in October. I live in Solothurn, Switzerland, which is close to Bern. In my free-time I play the drums, and diving is also a hobby of mine which I really enjoy. Where do you take your education? I do my apprenticeship at ZeitZentrum in Grenchen, the only German-speaking watchmaking school in […]

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Komandirskije, a USSR Military Watch

Komandirskije, a USSR Military Watch

My favorite watch is a Komandirskije and it is a authentic military watch originally made for the USSR during the Soviet Union times. These watches were only for military personnel. And this is the only one I know of that has an 18k gold case. This watch is quite special to me. It is not a super expensive watch but it is a vintage and very rare watch. A couple […]

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