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Timepiece Tuesday: Wanderlust Watches’ Modern Pocket Watch

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Timepiece Tuesday: Wanderlust Watches’ Modern Pocket Watch

... And now we return with the latest in our hard-hitting coverage on the resurgence of the pocket watch.

When it comes to pocket watches, new and old, most still look like the sort of thing you’d find dangling from the waistcoat of an old-timey train conductor, but Wanderlust Watches have just funded their modern take on the pocket watch, giving you a much more minimalist option.

Let’s take a closer look...

Timepiece Tuesday: Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

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Timepiece Tuesday: Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

You’d expect bronze to find its way onto dive watches more often, considering it’s traditionally been a material used to make all other forms of diving equipment—most notably, those giant round helmets of yore.

Which is why we were happy to see the metal—and the US Navy’s first African-American master diver—get some shine in this limited edition of the retro-leaning Oris Divers Sixty-Five.

Let’s take a closer look...

Timepiece Tuesday: Zenith Teams Up with Mr Porter

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Timepiece Tuesday: Zenith Teams Up with Mr Porter

Utter the brand name “Zenith” to some people and they might think you’re talking about a television from the ’80s or ’90s. But those in the know will recognize the name as the legendary horology house that’s best known for making one of the first automatic chronograph watches, ever, the El Primero.

And today, Zenith and Mr Porter have just unveiled their new partnership, making it easier than ever to become a Zenith-wearer...

Timepiece Tuesday: Nomos Glashütte Neomatik

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Timepiece Tuesday: Nomos Glashütte Neomatik

On first glance, the stuff from culty watchmaker Nomos Glashütte looks like your typical minimalist-designed wristwear out of Europe.

But take a look under any of their neo-Bauhaus-y dials and you’ll find an in-house movement with some serious horology street cred. And now they’ve just one-upped themselves with a new, slimmer movement that’s resulted in 10 new watches.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we.

Timepiece Tuesday: Pebble Time Round

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Timepiece Tuesday: Pebble Time Round

We know. If this keeps up, we might have to change this weekly series to “Smartwatch Tuesday.”

Which really doesn’t have as nice of a ring to it, but here goes...

Another new smartwatch has just been unveiled: the Pebble Time Round. You may remember Pebble from our post way back when they kicked off the whole smartwatch-that-looks-like-a-real-watch trend. But this time the watch is round and claims to be the thinnest and lightest smartwatch around.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we.

Timepiece Tuesday: Your Update on the Apple Watch Update

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Timepiece Tuesday: Your Update on the Apple Watch Update

We broke down the new Apple Watch on the day of its announcement, and since then the consensus has been: it’s not quite there yet.

Now, five months after its release, they’ve unveiled the hotly anticipated second-generation operating system, watchOS 2, promising vast improvements on all fronts. That probably still doesn’t mean everyone should run out and get one just yet, but...

Here is what the watchOS 2 updates do mean for the Apple Watch:

Timepiece Tuesday: Richard Mille RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon

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Timepiece Tuesday: Richard Mille RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon

Today, you’ll find most novelty watches in a gag gift shop or the sale bin, but there was once a time when tongue-in-cheek horology was celebrated as libertine art—and subsequently banned by the conservatives.

It was a more civilized time, to which Richard Mille’s RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon is harking.

And like most of Richard Mille’s six-figure creations, there’s more than meets the eye.

Timepiece Tuesday: James Bond’s Omega Seamaster

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Timepiece Tuesday: James Bond’s Omega Seamaster

Commemorative pieces never live up to the real deal.

Which is why we’re happy to see that Omega has finally decided to release the exact same watch James Bond will have on his wrist in the upcoming Spectre instead of going the commemorative route—this marks the first time they’ve done so in their 20-year tenure as Bond’s official watch supplier.

Plus they’ve upped the Bond-ness by throwing the  Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial “Spectre” on a NATO strap reminiscent of the one worn in 1962’s Dr. No.

And the superlatives don’t stop there, so let’s take a closer look...

Timepiece Tuesday: Going Digital

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Timepiece Tuesday: Going Digital

Wearing a digital watch is widely considered blasphemous in the world of watch enthusiasm, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook them entirely.

In fact, when those folks throw around “tool watch” as validation for wearing their GMT or Submariner that’s never seen a splash of saltwater, just have them take a look at the wrist of someone actually in a cockpit and you’ll probably find the likes of the Breitling Aerospace Evo (above) with a digital readout.

So this Tuesday we’re giving our five favorite digital watches some shine...

Timepiece Tuesday: Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch

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Timepiece Tuesday: Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch

We’ve been keeping an eye on this new analog-smartwatch hybrid trend, and the latest entry has just arrived from Mondaine—known best for their Swiss railway watches and their love for the Helvetica typeface.

Hence, the Helvetica 1 smartwatch, which is getting a limited first run of 1,957 pieces to commemorate the year the typeface was created, available for preorder now.

So in the event you’d like to get in on the ground floor, we’re taking a closer look at what the watch has to offer.