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Rise of Seiko – Brand’s Origin

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Whenever I decided to do an origin story that is Japan-related, I get very hyped up. Maybe it’s due to the fact that I’ve been to Japan enough to fall in love with it. Or maybe it’s because every Japanese brand that became an international sensation always has a legendary backstory to it? Who knows? However, Seiko is no ordinary …

3 Common Misconceptions About Watches (Part 2)

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I started this series last year because I wanted to address the common misconceptions people have on horology. However, halfway through writing the first one, I figured that one article is not enough for me to cover everything. So here we are, part two to this amazing series and hopefully, this will erase some of these misconceptions of yours and …

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Take A Look At: The Histoire De Tourbillon 6

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It’s been a while since the last “Take A Look At” article and I just miss writing about watches, it’s so fun to do all these researches and turning them into an information-dense article for you to consume. As we all know, we are getting closer to Christmas and I want to introduce something special to you, the Harry Winston …

Take A Look At: Seiko Prospex SSC618P1

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A diving watch can never go wrong in my opinion. Matter of fact, if you can’t make up your mind on what to buy for yourself or as a gift, this Seiko Prospex SSC618P1 should be a safe bet. Watch I.D Model: Seiko ProspexReferences: ssc618p1Diameter: 43.5 mmCalibre: V175Power Reserve: 6 months when fully chargedWinding: AutomaticPrice: ~$300 USD A Gentleman’s Take The …

3 Common Misconceptions About Watches (Part 1)

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We have all been that novice that thinks we have seen it all, but in reality, we don’t. I used to be that ‘know-it-all’ who correct everything you said about watches because I want you to know I’m knowledgable. As time went on I realized how bad it made me looked. Well, of course, we may know more about a …

Take A Look At: Frederique Constant Meteorite Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar

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Gentleman Pursuits has been shrouded by the Only Watch 2019 atmosphere lately, from the podcast to Instagram posts, they are all very Only Watch oriented. Today, in this watch review, I want to go over a piece that in my opinion, flew under most people’s radar. Let’s take a look at the Frederique Constant Meteorite Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar. Watch I.D. …

Take A Look At: Seiko 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

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On Christmas Day 50 years ago, Seiko released the world’s first-ever Quartz watch, the Seiko Quartz Astron 35 SQ. Only 200 were available, sold exclusively in Japan. It was a major breakthrough for Seiko and for the rest of the watchmaking industry undoubtedly. To celebrate such a milestone, Seiko released a watch to pay homage to the ‘hero’ that started …

Take A Look At: Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

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WATCH I.D. Model: Oris Big Crown Pointer DateReferences: 01 754 7741 4037-Set LS Diameter: 40.00 mmCalibre: Oris 754, base SW 200-1Power Reserve: 38 hoursWinding: AutomaticPrice: ~USD 1,600 for leather strap and USD 1,800 for bracelet A Gentleman’s Take A rather outstanding aviation watch that not a lot of people talk about, I wonder why? Although it is rocking a 40mm case, …

Take A Look At: NOMOS Lambda

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Right out of the gate, the most expensive watch from NOMOS Glashütte. This well-known minimalist usually set prices at around $1,500 to $4,000. Even the Weltzeit, the watch that sent shockwaves through the system in 2014, is just retailing at ~$6,000. So what is so special about Lambda that caused NOMOS to slap an $18,000 price tag on it? Watch’s …