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Rolex wants to take a microbrand’s trademark

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Kiger, a watch micro brand made by Mark Kiger is the David in a David vs Goliath battle with one of the biggest Swiss watch brands you know: Rolex.

Why would Rolex pick on a small-time watch guy with just one watch model for sale? Because they want his trademark.

ERA Tourbillon – It’s Affordable!

Let’s posit a fact: unless you have some really deep pockets, or plan to mortgage your home, it is just about impossible to get a Swiss-made tourbillion. Now, if you are a collector on a budget like me, there is another option. This option is the ERA Tourbillon. The movement may not be Swiss, but for us this is a good thing, because it makes the watch affordable.

Mido Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium

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Mido. Titanium. And cheerful? Yes. It’s cheerful! It’s a bright spot of orange amid a sea of gray, with hands that stand up, bold as love. It’s the Mido Ocean Star Caliber 80 in Titanium.

Dallas-based Timepiece Gentleman allegedly makes off with customer cash

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A website, store, and YouTube group called the Timepiece Gentleman has shut down after taking in $2,000 in cash from hundreds of collectors who were promised access to buy Rolex watches at “wholesale” prices. The group’s SquareSpace website is down and according to WatchCollectingLifestyle the company’s Dallas office is shut and the gilt naming on the front window has been scratched away. The group allegedly also has a set of watches consigned by customers who wanted to sell through their service.

Hands-on: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern 595

Simplicity is hard to do. Features and flash move product. It takes courage to market a watch based on what it lacks. But that is the essence of the Christopher Ward C5 Malvern 595—a watch that is great for what it leaves out.

Casio’s $4000 dollar G-Shock is kind of awesome

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G-Shocks occupy a space in my mind where you get a rugged, affordable watch that could last through years, maybe decades of abuse. Releasing a $4,300 USD version of a G-Shock breaks that affordability, and I’m not even mad. It’s hand-engraved, made of an all-titanium case, and is fantastic.

Hands on with the Phoibos Great Wall 500M

This is now my third review on the Phoibos watch brand, previously having looked at their Ocean Master and Sentinel watches. Both were very nice, well made watches. Lately, I was able to get my hands on their newest model, the Great Wall. That would be referring to the Great Wall of China and as you read on you can see why.

Breitling brings the Superocean variety pack for 2019

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Superocean 36 with white dial and white Diver Pro III rubber strap (PPR/Breitling)

When the first Breitling Superocean models were launched in 1957, they cemented Breitling’s place in history in the diver’s watch market. These 1957 watches were exceptional performers, and came to typify Breitling design language. With its new Superocean Collection, Breitling has updated and upgraded one of its best-loved and most successful watch families.

Doc! Doc! We’re outta time! DMC Watches 1981 Chronograph, reviewed

Marty McFly:Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine … out of a DeLorean?
Doc: The way I see it, if you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? 

And this is how we got the DMC DeLorean Chronograph time machine watch.

ORIS Divers 65 – stylin’ like it’s 1958

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No one’s out there making a Rolex Submariner the way they used to in 1958 – except when it’s ORIS’s DIVERS 65 watch. ORIS DIVERS 65 looks surprisingly like an alternate version of the future.