Tales From The ‘Gram: 1966 Omega Seamaster

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There are many ways to understand and get to know someone. From this series, I see myself being closer to watch collectors through their sentiments regarding their timepieces. I want to thank Andrew (@bitbythewatchbug) for sharing the stories behind the amazing 1966 Omega Seamaster. Watch I.D. Model: Omega SeamasterReference: ref. 166.003Diameter: 38 mmCalibre: Calibre 562Winding: manualMaterial: Stainless steel Words from the …

Tales From The ‘Gram: Buren ‘Dirty Dozen’ Watch

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To be completely honest, before the interview with Gareth (@garethmunden), the ‘Dirty Dozen’ watches were just mere images in my head, all I knew were that they were 12 watches for the British soldiers. Of course, I learn and grow through writing reviews and articles, and it has come to my attention that the ‘Dirty Dozen’ is one of the …

Tales From The ‘Gram: IWC Aquatimer 3536

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I still remember my first watch. What am I talking about? I literally have two watches only, a Seiko and a Graham, but I love them all dearly, one was my birthday gift and one was a celebratory watch for being admitted to UBC. I am certain that every watch enthusiast has at least one or two watches for the …

Tales From The ‘Gram: Zenith El Primero A3817

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The horology community can sometimes be divided into two simple groups, those that love vintage watches and those that don’t. However, the term ‘avid vintage watch collector’ doesn’t seem to suit @livingstonsatnight, I’d simply say his desire for watches is insatiable. Having over 1,500 pieces in his collection, today we unfold the story behind one of his favourite, the Zenith …

Tales From The ‘Gram: Bréguet Type XX Marine Nationale 1960

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When we buy watches, we may ask “is it too big for my wrist?” or “Should I get IWC or Breitling?”. These questions tend to be cosmetically related, as watches are mainly considered accessories nowadays. However, there is an important element that is often overlooked, history. Today I want to thank @toiche on Instagram for some high-quality photos and insight …