1. Three Amazing Seiko Divers for under $500

Seiko Divers

Seiko’s reputation for making well-made and affordable watches is well-earned, and it’s no secret that some of the most amazing affordable dive watches are made by them. But since they make so many watches, which ones are worth your time and money? This is a guide that can help. Here are three of the best dive watches from Seiko that you can have for under $500. There’s the evergreen SKX007; the long-time favorite, the Monster; and the new kid on the block, the Turtle.

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Source: Fratellowatches

2. Connected to the Future

The inimitable Jean-Claude Biver is often referred to as a maverick in the watch industry. He is bold and has a way of thinking and doing business that is certainly very different to many of his peers. In this video, he talks about TAG Heuer’s smartwatch, his surprise that none of the other major Swiss brands are looking into smartwatches, and also his thoughts about reaching out to a younger audience. Watch brand CEOs, it is time to take notes!

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Source: Revolution

3. Interview: Nomos CEO Uwe Ahrendt Explains the Secret to Affordable and First-Rate Watches

Nomos CEO

Nomos has enjoyed tremendous success in the past couple of years. Today, they are one of the brands that watch collectors and enthusiasts go to when they are looking for something compelling, different, and above all, great value for money. Even now, despite the challenging economic climate, the company is seeking to grow. In fact, sales have doubled in the past three years. So how did Nomos do it? Their CEO Uwe Ahrendt shares some of the things that Nomos does that makes them unique and great in this interview.

Source: Watches by SJX

4. The Hunt for Steve McQueen’s Heuer Watches

Steve McQueen Heuer Monaco

The Heuer Monaco chronograph watch, by itself, is already an important piece of horological history as an early chronograph as well as the first square automatic chronograph ever made. But more than that, the Monaco is also synonymous with Steve McQueen, who chose to wear it in the cult classic racing film Le Mans. Today, there’s great debate as to how many Monaco watches were used by McQueen on the set of Le Mans, but here’s an article that attempts to put the debate to rest. With sources from none other than Don Nunley, the property master on the film.

Source: Wall Street Journal/OnTheDash

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