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Watch Case Materials – Precious Metals

Like all technical features of watches, the choice of case material has changed over time. Some materials that were once popular have become uncommon. Some have gained popularity over time. And [...]

How to Identify a Vintage Omega [2019]

Omega is a great brand. Both the new and the vintage models are fantastic. However, if you buy a new one from an AD or boutique, the risk of buying a lemon is very low. You can buy one with a [...]

How To Spot A Fake Omega – 5 Quick Tips

You see an interesting vintage Omega watch. Perhaps on eBay or another auction site or even at a yard sale. It looks great. The price is right. But how do you know if it’s genuine and not [...]

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Ultimate Guide to Omega Speedmaster Sizes

I’ve seen many people ask about Omega Speedmaster sizes. Usually in terms of the “will it fit” conundrum. They’ll say something like: “42mm, that’s too big. I’ll go for the FOiS (First [...]

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Review: Two Straps From the Sydney Strap Co.

Recently, I had the opportunity to check out two bands from The Sydney Strap Co.   Founded in 2015 in the Land Down Under, so it’s a new company. They offer a wide range of straps – leather [...]

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Service: Omega Seamaster De Ville with Omega 600 Movement

If you’re looking for a vintage Omega watch with a tight budget, it might be worth it to look for one that needs some work. This Omega Seamaster De Ville with an in-house 600 movement needs [...]

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What is Rebanking or Knocking of a Watch Movement?

What is rebanking or knocking of a movement? The balance wheel swings to the left and the right. Halfway, the impulse pin enters and leaves the horn of the pallets. The number of degrees that the [...]

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Review: Timex MK1 TW2R13800

The last decade saw the rise of a trend for reissues of vintage pieces. We also saw an increase in the popularity of military-style and field watches. So, here’s the question – for how [...]

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How to Choose the Best Watch Strap (2019)

We watch geeks don’t have it easy. It’s hard work to keep a collection interesting. The best way to keep your collection fresh and exciting is to experiment with watch straps. Don’t be afraid to [...]

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Watch Talk: What are Fashion Watches?

If you mention the word “fashion watch”, every self-respecting watch enthusiast will most likely freak out. The internet, especially watch forums, is full of rants and discussions [...]