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The Orient Bambino Goes Vintage

Posted on 17 December 2013 by Patrick Kansa



Orient is a brand that can sometimes be a hit-or-miss affair, at least for me. Some of their designs are spot on (and are available at amazing prices), and others look like something that you’re going to see in a late-night infomercial, and that price begins to look a little suspicious. One of their more recent models, the Bambino, is in the hit category, and their latest iteration to the lineup takes it in a very nice vintage-inspired direction. Continue Reading

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Magrette Releases A Vintage Regattare

Posted on 16 September 2013 by Patrick Kansa


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We’ve been big fans of Magrette here (their Regattare 2011 was my first automatic), so it was with some interest that I got an email late last week teasing a special “friends-first” announcement was coming up. Well, we’ve gotten the announcement, and now we’re sharing it with you. Continue Reading

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Posted on 24 April 2013 by Patrick Kansa


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Every now and again, you’ll see something pop up on the watch forums, and you think “Why not?  I’ll take a flier on that one.”  That’s what happened to me when I ran across someone selling HMT Pilot watches, direct from the factory in India. Continue Reading

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Historical Horology: Buying Vintage Luxury

Posted on 07 April 2013 by Patrick Kansa



When it comes to the history of watches, it can be fun to dive into the audit trail of a particular brand, or a specific type of movement.  Invariably, though, this is going to lead you to wanting to add some vintage works to your watch case. Continue Reading

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Historical Horology: Buying Vintage

Posted on 24 February 2013 by Patrick Kansa



While some of our earlier Historical Horology articles have brought to light some older aspects of our hobby, today, we”ll zoom in to something that”s a little more practical, and potentially of more immediate interest – how to buy a vintage watch. Continue Reading

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REVIEW: Raven Vintage

Posted on 21 February 2013 by Patrick Kansa



In the past, we’ve looked at several watches from Benarus (Megalodon, Sea Snake), and these are all serious (and modern) divers.  Today, we’ll dive into their sister catalog, which is from Raven Watches. Continue Reading

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Quirky Watches On Great Straps

Posted on 19 February 2013 by Patrick Kansa



Collecting watches, as a hobby, can bring out a bit of a bi-polar nature in many people.  Yes, we’ve got watches that we might hold up as an ideal, or grail; but we also realize that we need watches to wear in an everyday manner. Continue Reading

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Tactico Does An Encore

Posted on 01 December 2012 by Patrick Kansa


If you’re even remotely active in the online community, you’re likely aware of the Spanish brand t.a.c.t.i.c.o (referred to as Tactico here on out). Their first model, the TC1, Continue Reading

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