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Timekeeping: Seiko Velatura Kinetic Direct Drive

When it comes to Seiko, most of us have fond memories of the quartz watches we wore back in our high school — long before moving onto more expensive and complicated timepieces. Before making such a jump, we often start at more modest beginnings and as evident by their inclusion in our guide, Seiko is…

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Timekeeping: IWC Portofino Dual Time

If you’re jet setting type, bombing the Alps one day and escaping Alcatraz the next, timekeeping can become an especially taxing chore while traversing across time zones. Designed specifically for these situations, IWC has created the Portofino Dual Time ($17,600). The timepiece features an all-new 64710 calibre movement with 72-hour power reserve, double-sided AR coated…

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A man is what he carries

The Loadout: My Perfect Everyday Carry

Editor’s Note: We’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about our EDC (everyday carry for the uninitiated); in large part because of one of our favorite Tumblers, EDC. If you’ve never been, head there if you want to kill an hour or two. While we already have our daily rigs sorted out reasonably well…

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Bringing Back the Brit

Bremont MBII

Britain has a wealth of history. With the exception of being responsible for Greenwich Mean Time, most of that history has little to do with the watch world. Bremont, from our account, seems ready and poised to change that by bringing a British timepiece to the table and producing some awe-inspiring timepieces. GP got to…

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Your Classic Aviator Remixed

Praesto Modern Fliegeruhr – Aviator

Gentlemen, let us introduce you to a new watch brand called Praesto. Praesto is a new effort from Giovino Watch Company, a Hong Kong-based unit who’s been in the business for several years producing private labeled watches. For the last few months, we’ve been closely following their progress and they just released their first watch,…

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What's White, Black, and Red All Over?

TeNo Steel DyRon Sport II Chronograph

As the brain child of the German Jewelery and watch manufacturer, Heinz Schwarz, the TeNo brand stands out primarily for its creative mixing of new and old materials. Distinguished by its bold use of red, white, and black, the New TeNo Steel DyRon Sport II Chronograph is no exception and in many ways seems designed…

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Defining Elegant Simplicity

Max Bill Junghans Watches

Max Bill (1908-1994) was a man whom others fancied as a ‘universal creator’. His work spanned many mediums including architecture, sculpture, painting, education, politics, typeface design, graphic design, industrial design, and product design. Bill designed a host of watches and clocks in the late 1950s and early 1960s for German watchmaker Junghans, which has been…

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Das Boot Tour of Duty Not Included

Stowa Marine Original

If you like watches and haven’t heard of Stowa, allow us to educate you. Out of Engelsbrand, Germany, Stowa has been producing timepieces since 1927. All their cases are machined in the Stowa factory (they just moved into a new facility this year), where they are mated with ETA and Unitas movements. This level of…

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Testament To Classic Design and Restraint

Corvus Bradley

“When I asked Cam how well the Klosterizing worked without a word he picked up a steak knife and proceeded to saw at the Bradley for a while…not a scratch to be seen on the watch, but the knife was a lot duller.”