What Makes The Watch Collector Tick

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I purchased my first real watch when I was 22 years old. It was a Rolex Submariner bought with money I won in Las Vegas from a longer-than-usual run at the craps table. Little did I know that would be the start of a passion (watches, not gambling) that now spans close to thirty years. During this journey, I have added and subtracted multiple timepieces to and from my watch box, as well as encountered many other ardent watch lovers, some with truly amazing collections.

The article What Makes The Watch Collector Tick first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by Scott Goldman.

Why Stuckx Watches Chose A Seiko Automatic Chronograph Over The Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 Movement

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We can promise you that starting up a micro watch brand is no walk in the park. Here is a little story about just part of creating the Stuckx watch brand which is currently on Kickstarter. We faced the same challenge all micro brands are facing: what movements to use in our designs. As a matter of fact, without deciding on the movement, the design cannot be made. It’s as simple as that.

The article Why Stuckx Watches Chose A Seiko Automatic Chronograph Over The Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 Movement first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by SponsoredPost.

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends July 31, 2015

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Some watch enthusiasts love modern pieces while some of us love vintage, there’s no right or wrong. But if you love shiny new things, this round-up features new watches from A. Lange & Söhne, IWC, Angelus, Tudor and more. And as for a bonus, we even feature an over the top watch winder from LumiSidus, coated in 24k gold.

The article BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends July 31, 2015 first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by Kenny Yeo.

Withings Activité Watch Review

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Withings is a company that does connected things that I love. I start with this statement since I have personally purchased almost all of their products. From a WiFi connected scale, to a blood pressure monitoring device, to more recently, a lamp/sleeping pad combination to track my sleep, and even a connected WiFi home camera for security. I use their devices daily, and I will admit that I am a fan. I need to lay this out there, since as the company released their first connected watch last year, the Withings Activité and more recently, the cheaper Withings Activité Pop, it was not clear that this watch lover would continue getting their devices or take a pass on that one.

The article Withings Activité Watch Review first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by Maximilien.

LAST CHANCE: Torgoen T81 Limited Edition Automatic Watch Giveaway

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Just a short time left in July and for your chance to enter to win a Torgoen T81 Limited Edition Automatic in this month’s watch giveaway on aBlogtoWatch.com. Click here to enter, as well as learn more about the watch read more…

The article LAST CHANCE: Torgoen T81 Limited Edition Automatic Watch Giveaway first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by aBlogtoWatch.

Rpaige Crash Of ’29 Watch Designed By Mark Carson

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Richard Paige, of Rpaige Watch Co., and Mark Carson have teamed up to create the wildly art deco Rpaige “Crash of ’29” watch which is being funded on Kickstarter. Mark designed the case, dial, and hands and the watches will feature the restored vintage or antique American pocket watch movements which Richard uses in his Rpaige watches.

The article Rpaige Crash Of ’29 Watch Designed By Mark Carson first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by Mark Carson.

Omega Speedmaster ’57 ‘Vintage’ Watch Hands-On, ‘George Clooney’s Choice’

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The Omega Speedmaster ’57 collection has become a rather hot subset of the popular Speedmaster timepiece family since it was originally introduced in 2013. Sporting Omega’s modern in-house made caliber 9300 Co-Axial Chronograph movement in a 41.5mm wide case that is slightly smaller than the largest available Speedmaster at 44.25mm wide, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 also uses more “historic” hands as compared to the more modern “needle-style” of most contemporary Omega Speedmaster watches.

The article Omega Speedmaster ’57 ‘Vintage’ Watch Hands-On, ‘George Clooney’s Choice’ first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by Ariel Adams.

Visconti W105 2Squared Chronograph Watches Hands-On

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If you like well-made yet very interesting Italian watches, then I have a feeling you’ll be wanting to spend a lot more time following what Visconti is doing. Traditionally a pen maker, Visconti began to tease their watches last year in 2014, and for 2015, they are finally starting to deliver those watches as well as introducing more.

The article Visconti W105 2Squared Chronograph Watches Hands-On first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by Ariel Adams.