Articles by: Mick

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Vintage Watch

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Vintage Watch

The vintage watch market is huge and it is only getting bigger for each year.  The vintage industry as a whole is nothing new. It exists for most types of items and industries, whether that is cars, furniture, jewelry, and much more. Humans have been fascinated by vintage and antique items for a long time. And it is often the most die-hard enthusiasts that are drawn to vintage as their […]

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Top 8 Undervalued and Underrated Rolex Watches

Top 8 Undervalued and Underrated Rolex Watches

It’s no news that the value and price of Rolex watches have increased quite a bit over the last century. In the last couple of years, many Rolex watches have increased substantially to the point where you wonder how it is possible. In general, the value increase of Rolex watches has been across the whole range, but there are models that have increased a lot, and there are also models […]

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Rolex Running Fast or Slow – Here’s Why (& What to Do)

Rolex Running Fast or Slow – Here’s Why (& What to Do)

Rolex watches are delicate pieces of mechanical craftsmanship. Whilst Rolex’s watches are known for being robust and reliable, their mechanical movements consist of hundreds of delicate parts. These parts are carefully assembled to create a functioning (and accurate) movement. All Rolex watches today are automatic. This means that they consist of many small parts and are powered by a rotor that rotates from movements of the wrist as you are […]

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Rolex Lug-to-lug Size Guide [List of top Models]

Rolex Lug-to-lug Size Guide [List of top Models]

When talking about watch sizes, we normally only talk about diameter and sometimes also the thickness. But the thing is that there are a lot of different aspects that affect how a watch wears on the wrist. And oftentimes, only looking at the diameter of a watch doesn’t give an accurate idea of its actual size and how it feels on the wrist. Something that should also be taken into […]

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A Complete Guide to Bronze Watches [All You Need to Know]

A Complete Guide to Bronze Watches [All You Need to Know]

Using bronze for making watches is a trend that has increased in popularity in recent times. But the fact of the matter is that bronze has been around for thousands of years. It is only until now that some watch brands have decided to explore it on a larger scale. Traditionally, most watches that are manufactured are made in stainless steel. Steel is affordable, robust, easy to polish, has great […]

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Rolex Explorer II 16550 Cream Dial – Complete Guide

Rolex Explorer II 16550 Cream Dial – Complete Guide

The Rolex Explorer II reference 16550 is a reference that, for many flies under the radar. At the same time, It is part of one of Rolex’s most popular model lines – a model which has been around for several decades. The first Rolex Explorer II was released in 1971 and was specifically developed for spelunkers, cave explorers. With that said, the name of this model reveals what this watch […]

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The Raketa Avant-Garde 0279 Limited Edition

The Raketa Avant-Garde 0279 Limited Edition

Avant-garde is an artistic style that is dedicated to the task of reimagining the future, shaking up what is conventionally accepted and even expected to change in the future. This style of art was brought forth by two Russian artists, Malevich and Kandinsky, who believed art should be left open to interpretation–something that art at the time was not currently doing.  The Avant-garde has certainly inspired the Raketa Avant-Garde, as […]

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Why are automatic watches so expensive?

Why are automatic watches so expensive?

This is a question that we receive now and then, so in this article, we thought we would answer it in detail. The answer to this question is first and foremost that automatic watches do not have to be expensive. But in general, automatic watches are more expensive than quartz watches. The reason why automatic watches have a reputation for being so expensive is that the vast majority of luxury […]

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What to Know Before Buying a Luxury Watch [7 Tips]

What to Know Before Buying a Luxury Watch [7 Tips]

Buying a watch can be a big financial decision. After all, ”luxury” and ”affordable” are two words that you seldom find in the same sentence. With this in mind, if you are looking to buy a luxury watch, there are some things you want to consider to ensure you are satisfied with your decision. The more money you spend on a luxury watch, the more research and more certain you […]

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Should you have Gold or Steel watch?

Should you have Gold or Steel watch?

There are lots of things you want to consider when buying a watch. Do you want a dress watch? Dive watch? Chronograph? Large or small? Automatic or quartz? And of course, gold or steel? This brings us to the main purpose of this article. Should you have a gold or a steel watch? The answer to that question is, just like with so much else, that it depends. But there […]

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