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Timepiece Tuesday: The New Hodinkee Shop

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Timepiece Tuesday: The New Hodinkee Shop

Until recently, the companion shop to well-renowned horology site Hodinkee was mostly the passion project of founder Ben Clymer, selling a small selection of his favorite watch straps and occasional collaborations with the likes of tie maker Drake’s of London.

But last week the site unveiled a robust new webshop that’s got plenty of great watch gear and a whole new way to buy and sell vintage watches.

Here are a few of our favorite things from the new Hodinkee Shop...

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.