Great value? Check. Meeting NASA requirements? Check. Amazing 70s style? Check. Unbelievable exotic dial variant? Check. What isn't to love about the Speedmaster MKII?
I travel a lot, and by a lot, it is on average three weeks out of every 4 in the month. I do two things as soon as the wheels touch down in the destination I find myself landing in. When the plane lands, the first thing I do is set my watch to the time zone I am in. Out of superstition, I only set my watch when I land and never in the air or before getting on my flight...
Regardless of where you focus your collecting efforts, there’s an undeniable universal appeal to the brute, no-nonsense nature of military watches. While those that collect vintage military watches in today’s day and age could largely be described as so-called “desk divers,” knowing that your watch is capable of handling whatever it may encounter is a reassuringly epic feeling. Every last specified and required detail of MIL-W-50717 can now be essentially regarded as the figurative bible for tool watch design. Though not a Rolex or an Omega, the Benrus Type I and II now command noteworthy numbers in today’s market, which can be attributed back to their scarcity, along with the genius of the design
To understand the M’s significance in photographic history, you first have to wrap your head around those that came before it, and the development of the Leica brand as a whole. Let’s explore the history of this legendary “piece of kit,” and discuss what exactly makes it so special.
Over the course of his career, Davis explored a variety of daring musical avenues within the framework of jazz, earning him international acclaim whilst influencing his peers. Though in addition to pioneering styles and advancing jazz through now celebrated sessions and recordings, the American trumpeter, composer, and bandleader had truly ineffable style, which should come as no surprise.
When the terms affordability and budget-friendly are brought up in conversation by watch collectors, it’s not often that the name Rolex is uttered. Understandably, this is due to the reputation the brand enjoys as a result of the above-retail prices which many modern, maxi-case references trade at — along with the continued, record-breaking success of the vintage Rolex market.
Like all Rolex sports models, the Sea-Dweller has gone through only iterative changes throughout the years. Placing a modern Sea-Dweller next to a vintage reference from, let’s say, the 1970s, you’d be able to determine which model was newer, but the fifty-year-old version wouldn’t seem antiquated at all. All Sea-Dwellers are marked by a few key design indicators that have made them an essential piece of kit for dive professionals.
How do you sell a watch to someone in the cell phone age? It’s a question being asked by dealers, journalists, and, of course, marketing teams at the big watch brands every single day. The day of the watch, in many ways, is past us. We don’t need them. So selling them as a necessity is out. But we all want something to aspire to, and that’s the key to understanding why
A watch inspired by one of the world's greatest adventures - Rolex's marketing department played up their credentials around the 1953 first summit of Everest - while an Explorer may not have been on the wrist of either Edmund Hillary or Tenzing Norgay the Rolex Explorer has become an icon of their adventurous spirit.
What set's the classic air-cooled Porsche 911 apart? Craft + Tailored CEO Cameron Barr talks about his other obsession and how the love of watches often intersects with a passion for motoring.
Debuted at Basel Fair in 1972 - this now iconic reference featured controversial design, size, material and pricing. After a rocky start it has become Audemars Piguet's most recognizable model.
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