If there’s one thing a watch brand likes to tell it’s its story, its narrative about its origins, whether they be over two hundred years old or only two months old. This is not something exclusive to the watch industry… Read More ›
Longines has been one of the most successful brands in recent years when it comes to remakes of historical pieces, including the Avigation A-7 from last year. Inspired by 1930s military watches, a new trio of watches under the ‘Heritage… Read More ›
At the announcement of a collaboration between Casio and the British Royal Air Force to create a limited edition G-SHOCK Gravity Defier (GW-A1000RAF-1AER), I pondered aloud that even with a limited edition of 2,000 and a price of GBP500, it… Read More ›
I have written about some important historical Longines aviation watches, namely the rare Longines-Wittnauer Second Setting watch and the well-known Longines Lindbergh, and today’s offering is in the spirit of these. It is Longines’ newest addition to what I think… Read More ›
Today I bring you another 1940s American military watch. Not an unissued one this time, but nonetheless still an original one, complete with strap, in pretty good condition. As mentioned previously, whilst the A-11s were produced in large quantities by… Read More ›
Watches labelled as ‘NOS’ (new old stock) are oft prized. For watches, as it is for books or many other collectables, the idea of something that has been untouched, especially vintage watches, is tantalising. The words ‘new unissued in box’ were enough to draw me into the unknown world of vintage military watches. The lure of an untouched 1945 watch was too great.