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Watch Guide

Jorg Weppelink
13.10.2017

The market for vintage watches is as hot as ever, and so is the demand for re-issues or heritage inspired pieces. But can a new watch that pays homage to a true classic create the same emotional value as the original?

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Robert-Jan Broer
31.08.2017

If you are keen on buying “sleeper” watches, or those pieces that will become more sought after and thus more valuable over time, you’ll need to do your homework. A model’s history, movement types (think Ebel with the El Primero movement), the collector’s scene, and the current market can all influence prices significantly. Also, there is no guarantee that the watch you choose will become collectible in the future.

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Oliver Siegle
25.08.2017

In this article, we’d like to introduce you to a selection of our favorite watch blogs and online magazines. Each publication has its own style and strengths, but all of them are great sources to read about the best mechanical watches in the world and the craftsmanship behind them.

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Chrono24
24.08.2017

Did you just sell a watch or are you in the process of selling one? Our tips can help make sure your watch will make it to the buyer safely. Check off the items on our checklist to make sure you haven't forgotten anything.

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Jonathan Arnold
18.07.2017

To most people, the phrase “Haute Horlogerie” means little to nothing. Translated into English, the phrase means the “high-art of watchmaking.” This makes the term somewhat clearer, but overall, it’s still vague. However, to a very select group of highly skilled watchmakers, artisans, designers, and, of course, watch collectors, it is a way of life. So, just what is haute horlogerie?

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There are only a few rules to remember when looking for the perfect watch to wear with a suit: 1) You can never go wrong with a classic time-only wristwatch; 2) If time-only isn’t your thing, make sure you’ve got the all-important leather strap, as this will inevitably make it more discreet; 3) Above all, wear something that resonates with you and goes perfectly with your suit.

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Robert-Jan Broer
07.07.2017

There is not one single watch out there that can be used in every circumstance and all situations. However, we will do our best to help you find a watch that is nearly perfect for every occasion. In the end, the perfect watch for every occasion is about you: your personal preferences, daily schedule, hobbies and activities, and, of course, your taste.

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Balazs Ferenczi
28.06.2017

Since Benzinger is an open atelier, anyone interested in their work or passing by Pforzheim is welcome to visit the workshop by appointment. They will show you around, explain how the machines work, and happily take your order for your next (or first) Benzinger watch. Such a visit is a unique experience that explains a lot to watch lovers about how these timepieces come to life. If you want to visit Benzinger, all you need to do is to send us an email. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Bert Buijsrogge
16.06.2017

These extra details (or the lack thereof) can make a watch stand out from the more conventional models and make it more interesting or desirable. Sometimes the use of different materials will even make a difference; a detail many hardly notice yet it makes the watch more unique.

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Isaac Wingold
09.06.2017

The story of the so-called Dirty Dozen begins in 1939, right at the beginning of the Second World War. At this time, manufacturing efforts within Britain were made to focus on the production of components and machinery for the military, and without a large reserve of timepieces, the Ministry of Defence was left in need of suitable watches to equip their men with.

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