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What is a Grail Watch?

What is a Grail Watch?

Within watch collecting circles, the term “grail watch” is thrown about to describe a particular rare and high value timepiece that is hugely coveted by collectors. Some collectors will loosely use the term for any watch which they would like to have, but just happens to be out of their price range. For others, it means a watch they have coveted (or obsessed over) often for years, yet hardly ever seen in real life, let alone put it on their wrist. If they got their hands on such a watch, they would never sell it. It’s the kind of watch...

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Too Big Too Small Too Concerned

Too Big Too Small Too Concerned

Any of us watched crazed people would have come across this idea before. Whether seeing someone ask about the sizing of their watch, asking about the sizing of your own watch, or disregarding a watch based of size. And to me, there is so much more to the story than too big or too small. Some watches are built for a function, some wear larger on the wrist than others, and in the end why worry about size? A common determinant of size is the purpose of the watch. Dress watches are historically smaller and would be acceptable in the...

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Watch Collecting on A Moderate Budget

Watch Collecting on A Moderate Budget

So you are a passionate watch lover that likes to own a collection of beautiful timepiece while maintaining a moderate budget. So you've looked around and it seems like most classy watches you've seen are only made for people with huge or high budget. Well! I want to expose you to a means by which you can satisfy your urge as a watch collector without breaking a bank. Vario Eclipse dress watch on Vario graphic Nato strap A handsome timepiece should be a part of everybody's wardrobe, it's the one accessory that completes an outfit or make it more lively,...

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Why owning more than one strap is a good idea!

Why owning more than one strap is a good idea!

Watch straps are the watch accessory I see as a must have. A simple change of strap can completely change the look of a watch. Make a dressy watch casual, causal watch dressy, make some accents on a watch pop, better match your clothing, make the watch more comfortable, or just breathe new life into an old watch. Vario Eclipse dress watch with leather strap A good reason to change the strap that your watch came with is most of the time those straps aren’t very high quality. If it’s leather it will usually be pretty stiff and hard to...

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Why it is Okay to own a Quartz watch?

Why it is Okay to own a Quartz watch?

A watch is a timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person. It is designed to keep working despite the motions caused by the person's activities. So sure, we’d rather go mechanical for us watch lovers but to overlook quartz watches is to overlook unique performance in some pretty cool purpose-built timepieces. While modern horology is all about insane complications these days, even basic mechanicals are lots of fun when we get to peek under the hood. It’s part of why watches fascinate us. But quartz watches? They give one the feeling of an absolute black box: no clue...

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