1. Seven Watch Brands that Make their own Metals

rolex gmt-master II black blue ceramic

Image: Ariel Adams

A brand that makes its own movement is a pretty big deal, only a handful of brands can lay claim to doing so. However, fewer still can claim to make their own metals. Foremost on my mind is of course Rolex, who has created a catalogue of their own metals – Cerachrom, Everose, Parachrom, Rolesium anyone? However, Rolex is not the only brand that makes its own metal, here are six others.

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Source: WatchTime

2. One Man, One Watch & why I Chose the Tudor Pelagos…

Tudor Pelagos

Having just a single watch might seem unthinkable to most aBlogtoWatch readers, but some watch collectors, after years of acquiring and selling timepieces, are understandably jaded and seek nothing more than simplicity. Besides, you can only wear one watch at a time, right? Personally, I have no answer for what my “one single watch” would be, but this watch lover has figured it out and shares the reasons why.

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3. Why do Watches Cost so Much?


Much like the writer of this article, I’m often asked the same question when I reveal that one of my interests is watches. And usually, before I can finish, I am rudely retorted. “But my ‘insert cheap quartz watch’ is much more accurate than that”, otherwise it is “My smartphone can tell time.” And these days, everyone has a smartphone right?” Sigh. I feel like punching them in the face. Now, I think I will just point them to this article and hope that they read it.

Source: Gear Patrol

4. Five Reasons to Buy a Jaeger-LeCoultre


Patek Philippe is widely admired and for good reason, but even they had to depend on Jaeger-LeCoultre for movement blanks. They were not the only ones. Audemars Piguet’s early Royal Oak pieces were also powered by movements from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Therefore, Jaeger-LeCoultre has a history and horological resume that few, if any, can surpass. Not convinced yet? Here are five more reasons why you need a Jaeger-LeCoultre to complete your collection.

Source: The Watch Gallery

5. I invite you to discover my personal top three chronographs up to date


The chronograph complication was invented in 1816 by Louis Moinet, but it was not until 153 years later, in 1969 that Zenith debuted the first automatic chronograph movement in the world – the El Primero. The El Primero was used even by Rolex in their early Daytona watches. You would think then that no list of top chronographs would be complete without a Zenith. But you would be wrong. Interesting choices for the top three chronographs, but I still think there should be a Zenith in there.

Source: Watch-Insider


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