1. Gift Guide: The Horologist

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends December 6, 2013 ABTW Round-Ups

Christmas is just weeks away and, admittedly, watches are not the most affordable of gifts. So if you need to buy something for a your horologically-inclined friend, relative or colleague, why not check out these recommendations? I think the watch movement cufflinks are quite funky.


Source: Gear Patrol

2. Ultimate Artistry: Seiko’s challenge to create world’s slimmest elegant watch

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends December 6, 2013 ABTW Round-Ups

When one think of ultra-thin watch movements, the names Piaget and Jaeger-LeCoultre come to mind. However, the Swiss are not the only ones with the expertise, know-how and skills to assemble such movements. It has been 100 years since Seiko made its first wristwatch and in celebration of this milestone, the Japanese manufacture talks about the challenges involved in creating ultra-slim watches using its 1.98mm thick “68 Calibres”.


Source: The Asahi Shimbun

3. Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

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The world-time complication is one of the most useful complications in a watch. If you are shopping for a watch-loving frequent traveler or someone who just needs to keep tracks of the time in multiple places, you cannot go wrong with one of these picks. My personal favorite is Girard-Perregaux Traveller ww.tc.

Source: WatchTime

4. Laurent Ferrier, a Young Watch Brand, Pulls Back

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While some independent watchmakers are all about forging new grounds and radicalizing watchmaking, some others prefer to pay homage to time-honored traditions. Falling into the latter group is Laurent Ferrier. This new brand has had much success in recent years, but with success, comes a unique set of problems and the past year has been a tumultuous one for this young but promising brand.

Source: The New York Times

5. New Things at Steinhart and Archimede

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends December 6, 2013 ABTW Round-Ups

Both German brands Steinhart and Archimede are very popular amongst the more budget and value-conscious members on watch forums and for good reason. They offer a lot of watch for relatively very little money. Here is what we can expect to come from the two brands as the year comes to a close.

Source: Worn and Wound



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