Articles by: Mick

Why are Dive Watches so Popular? All you need to know!

Why are Dive Watches so Popular? All you need to know!

The dive watch is one of the most popular and iconic watch designs on the market today. Dive watches are exactly what they sound like – watches made for diving. And they originally started to appear on the market in the 1950s when watch brands started developing timepieces for professional divers who needed functional tools that would help them keep track of the time underwater. This meant that the watches […]

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Top 8 Advantages of Quartz Watches [Complete Guide]

Top 8 Advantages of Quartz Watches [Complete Guide]

Whilst we are horology nerds and watch enthusiasts and thus naturally gravitate towards mechanical watches, quartz does serve a purpose in the world of watches and has – just like everything else – both pros and cons. Even if most watch enthusiasts favor mechanical watches for their craftsmanship and fine watchmaking, the fact of the matter is that quartz watches are more popular. Quartz watches are sold in much greater […]

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What is a Self-Winding Watch? Complete Guide

What is a Self-Winding Watch? Complete Guide

Most watch enthusiasts will opt for a self-winding watch when looking for a watch. Perhaps most known as an ”automatic” watch, self-winding watches have become the go-to choice fine for luxury watch brands and of course watch enthusiasts due to their complicated mechanism that requires fine watchmaking, expertise, and craftsmanship. But what is a self-winding watch? That’s exactly what we will look closer at in this article. How Does a […]

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What does Rolex Cosmograph mean? Cosmograph Explained

What does Rolex Cosmograph mean? Cosmograph Explained

The Rolex Daytona is unarguably one of the most iconic watches ever made. It has a long and rich history and has been around for decades. But whilst the model is today mostly known as ”Daytona”, you might have also noticed that Rolex also uses a different term to describe it, namely ”Cosmograph”. But what does this mean? Well, the fact is that there’s quite an interesting history behind it. […]

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Aftermarket Rolex Watch Bands – Everything you need to know

Aftermarket Rolex Watch Bands – Everything you need to know

The bracelet or band is an important part of a watch’s personality, look, and fit. The market for aftermarket Rolex straps and bracelets has grown a lot in the last couple of years due to an increased interest in changing straps but also because more people have discovered both the benefits and practicality of aftermarket Rolex watch bands. Changing your Rolex band Rolex watches, when they come from the factory, […]

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Top 10 Dive Watches Under 1K€

Top 10 Dive Watches Under 1K€

The dive watch is a style of watch that has never lost its appeal or popularity over the years. Whether you’re a collector looking to add a richly featured, durable dive watch to your watch case or someone who plans to take to the depths of the sea wearing one, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best dive watches you can snag for less than 1.000€. – […]

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How to Choose a Watch Strap – Complete Guide

How to Choose a Watch Strap – Complete Guide

The strap is an important part of a watch’s look, feel, and comfort. It plays an important role in how you perceive your watch on your wrist and how well it matches your overall outfit. And the fact of the matter is that there are today more strap options than ever, and the industry for watch straps has grown a lot in recent years. Watches usually come with one strap […]

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Why Should you buy a White Gold Watch?

Why Should you buy a White Gold Watch?

Watches are available in all kinds of different materials and manufacturers are experimenting more than ever with different materials to use. Ceramic, Titanium, and sapphire, are just some materials that have become more common for watches in recent years. Naturally, the most luxurious and prestigious are gold and platinum. But when most people think about gold, they think about yellow gold. White gold is also an alternative in watches that […]

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Why are Watches made of Stainless Steel? Complete Guide

Why are Watches made of Stainless Steel? Complete Guide

It’s no news that most watches today are made in stainless steel. But why has stainless steel become the go-to material for most watches? That’s what we are going to look closer at in this article. Over the years, watch brands have experimented a lot with all kinds of different materials to find the best material with the best traits, look, and durability. They have tried ceramic, gold, various special […]

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Which Rolex Models are the Hardest to get?

Which Rolex Models are the Hardest to get?

It’s no secret by now that the availability of many new models from Rolex official retailers is limited, to say the least.  More and more models in the Rolex collection have become harder and harder to acquire, and plenty of models (if not most) now have ”waiting lists”. We won’t go into the details and the reasons for the Rolex shortage in this article – that’s a topic for a […]

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