Best Racing Chronograph Watches for 2022

Best Racing Chronograph Watches for 2022

Chronographs, which have always been a watch collector's delight, became extremely popular during the Fifties and Sixties because of two, if you like, typical applications.

The first was aviation, that is, pilot's watches. The second, and possibly the more mundane one, was motorsports, with the most famous track names still echoing in our ears. 

The same names have often marked the best-known models of watchmakers: one name for all, the legendary Rolex Daytona - whose true denomination, unknown to many, would actually be Cosmograph. But here we are, set at the starting line, with the traffic light pulsing to give us the green light. Are you ready for the race?


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What is a Chronograph Watch & Chronograph Movement

What is a Chronograph Watch & Chronograph Movement
The world of chronographs has always fascinated watch enthusiasts. Perhaps, the primary reason for this success is precisely in its ability to start and stop time, which gives us the illusion of dominating it. This specific function means that chronographs (and not chronometers, even though it might seem the opposite) have always been used to precisely calculate well-defined time intervals, mainly for scientific, sports, or military purposes. So, are you ready to dive into their fascinating history?
Time is running out!
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Vintage Watch Guide - How to Buy a Vintage Watch?

Vintage Watch Guide - How to Buy a Vintage Watch?
If you are a watch enthusiast, you can't have failed to admire some superb vintage watches on the wrist of some other watch lover. Or you have appreciated the modern watches that continue to be produced with the typical vintage design, such as true watchmaking icons like the Cartier Tank or the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. If this has happened to you, and you've been fantasizing about how to go about buying such a watch, you've come to the right place!
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Best Military Watches for Men 2021

Best Military Watches for Men 2021
Everyone will have admired the austere, practical beauty of military watches, born out of necessity, which was the real driving force behind the transition of timepieces from pocket to wrist. And they've been won over by their design: simple and rugged for land-based military watches, large and precise for pilot's watches, or durable and visible for diver's watches. Because like it or not, all these types were born for military purposes and only later adapted to civilian use. But here, we will mostly focus on the typical field watch, the one that, over time, has evolved to become your daily beater.
Are you ready?

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How to Start a Watch Collection - The Beginners Guide

How to Start a Watch Collection - The Beginners Guide
You can't open any site about watches without finding someone who talks about collecting and investing in watches. More often than not, showing pieces that are impossible to find on the market and boasting that creating a collection and the associated buying and selling traffic is transparent and straightforward. But, on the contrary, we will see below that this is not quite the case.
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What Side do Men Wear Watches (& Why)

What Side do Men Wear Watches (& Why)

If you've ever wondered which side you wear your watch on, we applaud you: it's not such a common question, and it does reveal a greater sensitivity than the norm. The reason is that a watch is not only used to look at the time, but it's also worn to convey our identity as an individual - and the wrist to which we wear it is also part of this aspect, which seems secondary but isn't.

So, let's take a look at why you should wear your watch on one arm or the other - and in some cases, both!


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Why Do People Wear Watches Upside Down?

Why Do People Wear Watches Upside Down?

Every now and then, you've probably seen a curious display of people wearing their watches upside down - that is, with the hidden dial facing the wrist or on the inside of the wrist. And if you've been wondering why it's time to find out together.

Wearing your watch in a way or another says much about your personality: and wearing it upside down could definitely be a quirk for some, but it can also be a necessity. And indeed, it comes from a curious and particular historical tradition that is the case to tell.


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Automatic Watches Accuracy - Are they Accurate?

Automatic Watches Accuracy - Are they Accurate?

When it comes to watches, accuracy is often mentioned, which is a highly complex concept. But without getting lost in the subtle differences between precision and accuracy, which is a discussion for true watch enthusiasts, let's get back to the question that many people ask themselves, namely, whether their automatic watches are more or less accurate and how they can improve their performance.

So, if you're asking yourself this question, you're in the right place to find a good answer.


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Dress Watch Essential Guide for Men

Dress Watch Essential Guide for Men

Let's face it. Etiquette in our day has become a bit of forgotten art, partly because fashions change, and a lot, in a relatively short period. If we transported a gentleman of 1900 in our time, we would probably find someone confused and scandalized.

Even in an almost trivial detail such as wristwatch-wearing, etiquette reminds us what to use, how, and when. And despite now sailing in the midst of a sea of bad habits, people continue to recognize - and appreciate - an elegant man who puts care and attention to detail, including a fundamental one: the watch. And that's what we're going to discover together.


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Watch Buying Guide for Men - How to Buy a Watch?

Watch Buying Guide for Men - How to Buy a Watch?

Once upon a time - and we are talking about 500 years ago - a watch represented an important element in people's lives, much like what we consider cars today. The true gentleman also had to show his qualities in the watch's choice, which not only testified his class and socio-economic status but also became a distinguishing element of his character.

The evolution of watches over the years has greatly changed this aspect, and likewise, how we wear watches. But even if today it is no longer the "must" that it was up to fifty years ago, the watch continues to remain an essential element of the wardrobe, especially for men.

Do we want to discover together something more? Here is a small guide to doing so.


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What is a GMT Watch and How does it Work?

What is a GMT Watch and How does it Work?

A GMT watch is a kind of timepiece that takes us back to the early days of international air travel. Those were almost heroic times for civil aviation, made up of airliners derived directly from World War II bombers, with their powerful rotary engines whipping through the air, pushing the aircraft's nacelle and its content through several intermediate stops to reach the passenger's final destination.

Of course, times - and air travel - have changed a lot since then, so much so that today, with the growth of the modern low-cost airlines, air travel has become almost a commodity. But the importance and function of our GMT watches have never changed, nor has their exotic appeal, and now we'll examine it together.


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Watch Size Guide - What Size Watch Should You Wear?

Watch Size Guide - What Size Watch Should You Wear?

It may have happened to you a few thousand times (well, maybe we're exaggerating here) - but let's pretend that you see a watch, maybe online, you like it, and you resolve yourself to pull the trigger on it.

And then when it arrives, and you finally strap it on your wrist, it doesn't fit as well as you would have thought because it's too big or too small, or just plainly awkward.

So, here's everything you need to know about watch sizes, how to choose them, and how to wear them to your satisfaction. Are you ready?


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What is a Quartz Watch and How Does It Work?

What is a Quartz Watch and How Does It Work?

Quartz watches have been around since their launch in 1970 - and they were immensely successful, so much so that for a while, people thought that traditional mechanical watches might disappear altogether.

Luckily, it did not happen, but to tell you the truth, quartz watches have so many qualities: they're accurate, inexpensive, thin, and they work all the time. So, let's explore them together!


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The Davosa Trailmaster, the perfect wingman for adventure

The Davosa Trailmaster, the perfect wingman for adventure

When you're going to get your hands dirty, you need someone to have your back. And that's even more true if you're out in the wild, perhaps in the mountains, engaged in a challenging path through ridges, forests, and streams.

Please meet the Davosa Swiss Trialmaster automatic watch!


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The Essential Guide to The Diver Watch

The Essential Guide to The Diver Watch

The world of watches has changed a lot over the years: today, when you look at the wrists of watch wearers, you notice that a great many are wearing one type or another of diver watch, perhaps wearing a suit and tie to a business meeting. Yet, there was a time, and it was not that many years ago when diver watches were reserved for underwater activities!

So we want to explore the depths of diver watches and discover their history, their origins.
Are you ready to dive into this sea?


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Automatic Watch Lifespan & Maintenance - How Long Do They Last?

Automatic Watch Lifespan & Maintenance - How Long Do They Last?

Automatic watches have been a fantastic discovery, especially when you consider when they were invented - the end of the 1700s. But so many people still wonder how reliable they are and how much the relentless work of the winding mechanism affects their performance and longevity. 

If you are the (happy) owner of an automatic watch, this article is for you. And if you are not fully satisfied, maybe after reading it you can become one!


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Watch Movement - Quartz, Automatic & Manual

Watch Movement - Quartz, Automatic & Manual
How many of you have read these definitions and wondered what a watch movement really is? And the answer is probably, everyone. Learning about how a watch works isn’t difficult - it’s just a matter of putting our attention over the issue because the principle of a watch operation is quite intuitive. In this short article, we’re going to show you what’s inside, since the movement is, as you might have guessed, what makes your watch work. Are you ready?
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Automatic Watches Movement: What it is and How does it Work

Automatic Watches Movement: What it is and How does it Work
August 29, 2021

Many times we come across this somewhat cryptic definition. What is an automatic watch, really? The most straightforward answer is "a watch that winds itself" - but that's only a tiny part of the whole world tucked inside the case of a self-winding watch.
So if you want to metaphorically open the back of your watch to understand how it works, that's exactly what we're here for!


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How to Wind an Automatic Watch

How to Wind an Automatic Watch
Aug 25, 2021

Automatic watches have been, and continue to be, among the most popular models of mechanical watches, precisely because of their main feature: they work without having to be wound, like hand-wound watches, and without needing a battery, like quartz watches. They only need a few small steps to keep them in perfect working order in exchange for this flexibility.

If you're looking to solve all your doubts about an automatic watch winding and operation, you have come to the right place.


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Automatic watches FAQ

Automatic watches FAQ

Aug 18, 2021

Let's find out in detail what is inside an automatic watch, how it works, and how to take care of it - which are the most important things you should know to ensure your automatic watch stays in top condition!


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Luxury Watches Industry Statistics Industry Analysis

Luxury Watches Industry Statistics Industry Analysis
August 10, 2021

Watches is a topic that strangely divides people: with the introduction of the modern smartwatches, the world has separated in two halves, traditional watch-wearers, and prophets of doom, who are preaching that the end of horology – a field that has withstood 500 years of evolution – is near. 
We might be a bit partial in our position, but we feel that our analysis is backed by substantial figures that depict a different portrait of the business.


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Of features of watches and concerts in subway stations

Of features of watches and concerts in subway stations
July 22, 2021
In 2007, a nondescript violin player started busking at the entrance of a subway station in Washington DC. It was an all-familiar sight: a man wearing a baseball cap over a fleece sweater, a violin, and the case at his feet. He started off playing one of the most intense pieces for violin of the world, the first movement of Bach's Violin Concerto and continued with pieces from Bach and Mendelssohn for around 30 minutes.

Of the over 1,000 people that passed through the station, only 27 cared about giving him any money, and only 7 actually stopping to listen to his playing, which was not just good.

It was awesome.

Want to learn from this short story, and how do they apply to horology?


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Time for Valentine’s: Why a Watch Gift Makes Perfect Sense

Time for Valentine’s: Why a Watch Gift Makes Perfect Sense

Poets say the best and worst thing about being in love is that it can’t be put into words. This is why gift-giving is one of the best ways of showing not only your love but also your generosity and personality.


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6 Reasons Why Every Man Should Wear a Watch

6 Reasons Why Every Man Should Wear a Watch
A watch is not just about telling time, but about maintaining a relationship with time. Watches tell time very conveniently. Certainly better than using sundials or observing shadow lengths.
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What Your Watch Says About Your Personality

What Your Watch Says About Your Personality
While men are generally not big on jewelry, a watch is an item you’ll find on the wrist of almost every man regardless of occupation, race or age. You have to wear it practically all day, everyday. As such, your watch is not just how you to tell the time but an extension of yourself. It reflects a man’s likes, dislikes and his general attitude towards life.
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5 Signs of a High Quality Watch

high quality swiss-made watch

Whether you’re a connoisseur of horology or just a regular watch lover, we all want something great to wear on our wrists. Something that makes you feel great and shows people that you’re great. A watch that tells the time accurately, lasts long and catches the eye just peeping out from under the sleeve of your suit jacket.

Here’s how you can tell whether any watch is worth its salt.


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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Watch

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Watch
Buying a luxury watch, especially for the first time, can be a challenging task for anyone. There are numerous and varied reasons for this.

For starters, watches are complex (and complicated) little devices. One needs to have lots of technical know-how in order to be in a position to choose the right one. It doesn’t help that there are a myriad of brands and options out there, each of them seemingly as attractive as the last.
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Quartz watches are great, and here’s why

Davosa swiss made quartz watch
The quartz vs. mechanical watch debate rages on and on and will probably persist for the foreseeable future. What watch do you want: an automatic, manual or quartz watch?
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Automatic watches are great, and here’s why

Automatic watches are great, and here’s why

We may be in an age full of innovations but automatic watches are still the in-thing for many people. They were the in-thing before the 1970s when quartz took over, and in recent times they’ve returned as snazzy fashion pieces.

Manual or battery-operated watches are good too, but there are advantages that only an automatic timepiece can offer. We’re gonna run down the major ones here.


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