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  • A.B.P. Paris

    STRAPAHOLISM For many a hardcore WIS or watchnerd, straps are an important part of watch ownership, with strap purchases and changes according to mood/ weather/ purpose/ colour/ material matching being a regular part of one’s horological existence.  If you’re a Paneristi,… Read More ›

  • Gérald Genta

    Gérald Genta, the horological legend and man behind the eponymous brand (although no longer associated with it), is responsible for some of the most (and yes this overused word is appropriate) iconic watch designs produced in the 1970s, some of which are still manufactured…. Read More ›

  • Movado meets Zenith

    Established in 1881 in La Chaux-de-Fonds by the then 19 year old Achilles Ditesheim, Movado (Esperanto for “always in motion”) is perhaps best known for what is known as the “Museum Watch”, designed by American industrial designer Nathan George Horwitt. Distinguished by a… Read More ›

  • A Plea to Watch Companies

    I have a sister who wants to be able to wear watches, but who has been unable to for a number of years now. The reason? A nickel allergy (contact dermatitis), which extends to an allergic reaction to leather straps… Read More ›

  • Patria watches – Omega sibling?

    Patria is a Latin word cognate with the Greek πατρίς (patris), both of which derive from the word for “father”, or “fatherland”. The watch brand Patria is commonly mentioned in the same breath as the brands of Brandt, Gurzelen, Labrador,… Read More ›