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The DIY makers who build their own watches

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“It probably started on Reddit,” recalls Matthew Wright, an engineer from Brisbane, Australia. Online, he stumbled on a couple of posts from people who had made their own watches. He’d never even thought about doing something like that, but now he wanted to have a go too. He started reading forums, researching tools and materials, and checking out where parts could be acquired, such as cases, dials, hands, strap and movement. “It becomes like a big jigsaw puzzle, you try to work out what pieces will fit together,” he says. Before long, he had made his own watch to wear...

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This Affordable New Military Watch Is Even Better Than the Vintage Original

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During wrist-testing for this review, just about everyone who saw the new Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical reacted with the same wide-eyed “wow” enthusiasm. How does such a small, simple watch do that? Originally built by Hamilton in the early 1970s for the British military, this is a faithful and remarkably well-executed reissue of a vintage watch commonly called the W10 — and if these experiences are any indication, it’s sure to be a hit. Case Size: 33mm wide, 36mm lug-to-lugWater Resistance: 100mMovement: Manually wound Hamilton H-50Power Reserve: 80 hoursPrice: $845 (nylon), $895 (leather) Notable: The Khaki Pilot Pioneer recreates...

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A Buying Guide for Rolex Lady-Datejust 31 Watches

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The Rolex Datejust 31 is categorized as a mid-sized ladies’ timepiece. It forms part of the wider range of Datejust models, which are dress watches featuring a date display window, complete with a ‘Cyclops’ magnifying lens. The 31mm case size represents a significant step up from the 26mm or 28mm models, making a bigger statement. However, within the Datejust 31 line, there are actually a wide range of different watches to choose from, with buyers needing to decide between different case materials, dial colors, dial marker options and bezels. In this guide, we explore the various options available to buyers,...

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These Are 13 of Cinema’s Coolest Watches

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Given the right circumstances, a watch that shows up in a film can reach icon status for watch enthusiasts and movie buffs alike. It can be downright astonishing what screen time can do for a watch’s popularity and value, especially on the wrist of the right actor. But things have changed since the mid-1990s; whereas the choice to use a watch in a movie was once a pure wardrobe decision, it’s now often the product of contractual marketing agreements. Generally, collectors are most interested in watches from before the era of product placement — it’s no surprise that the pieces picked for ad money...

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In Belgium, a 21-Year-Old Is Making $50,000 Watches

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Originally published by Cole Pennington on Hodinkee. The "Old Mind" series consists of two prototypes, each featuring a different style of hand-guilloche pattern on the dial, and a 60-second tourbillon movement. This is the break-out model from Van Bricht, a fledgeling high horology manufacture out of Belgium. Two young watchmakers teamed up to form the brand, and they plan to make 25 examples of these watches.  Source: Hodinkee Sébastien Lambricht and Bernard Van Ormelingen both attended the same watchmaking school in Namur, Belgium and then independently went on to specialize in different disciplines in the watchmaking world before coming together to form Van Bricht, an...

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