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The Fascinating and Humble History of the NATO Watch Strap

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Whether or not you know …

Watch Spotting: At The 2014 Miami Beach Antique Shows

Last week Ben and Stephen took a break from reviewing the latest releases from SIHH to visit the Miami Beach Antique Show, one of the world's largest …

Montblanc TimeWalker Hemisphere Watches

We've seen watches that show the time in different time zones, but one that shows the time all the way around the world at once? That's new. And …

Watches

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon Watch

You don't need to understand the inner workings of the IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon Watch ($TBA) — but it doesn't hurt. It features a …

Moon

MB&F HM4 Final Edition Watch

If you liked the HM4 Thunderbolt, you're going to love the MB&F HM4 Final Edition Watch ($TBA). Inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk, the Final Edition …

Stealth Aircraft

Slow Watches

No, it's not literally slow — otherwise it wouldn't be much of a timepiece. Then again, the single hands of Slow Watches do move slower than usual. …

Watches

The Best of 2013: Timekeeping

[ubergrid id=88262]<p>We picked a good year to formally launch Gear Patrol’s Timekeeping series. 2013 saw the triumphant return to our shores of the …

Japanese Dive Watch Icons

When it comes to dive watches, many immediately think of iconic Swiss watches like the Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms — and rightly …

The Best Watches of SIHH 2014

It’s easy to get jaded and cynical about the luxury watch industry: it sometime seems like big brands spending millions on marketing in order to sell …

Omega Speedmaster Mark II Watch

Is '70s style making a comeback? Well, it certainly is with this Omega Speedmaster Mark II Watch. A reintroduction of a watch that first appeared in …

Why Do Watches Cost So Much?

After I tell people that I write about watches, the question inevitably arises: why do some watches cost so much? (This after the incredulity that …

Stylish

Tag Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder Watch

If you need a watch that's so precise it can keep time down to a tiny fraction of a second, you need the Tag Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder Watch …

Wearable Tech

Breitling Super Avenger II Watch

Tactical, understated, and simple, the Breitling Super Avenger II Watch ($TBA) is a go-anywhere timepiece with professionalism and style to spare. …

To Protect and Serve: 6 Great Anti-Magnetic Watches

Despite being powered by borderline ancient spring technology, the mechanical watch ranks as one of man’s most complex machines. What appears so …

Want This, Get This: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms or Halios Tropik SS

<i>If you’re like us, you have a long list of watches you’d love to own. But reality (almost) always steps in, and your desires remain unfulfilled. Gear</i> …

Carlo Giordanetti of Swatch

CULTURE<p>We talk to the Creative Director about working with artists and balancing an extroverted aesthetic with classic Swiss precision<p>On a quiet afternoon at the Whitney Museum of American Art, we had the opportunity to meet with Swatch Creative Director, Carlo Giordanetti. While exploring the …

Swatch

Schofield Watch Company: Blacklamp

Since Schofield Watch Company's Signalman was released, its designer Giles Ellis has been riding his self-made wave of design-inspired success right into the upper echelons of modern horology. With his second timepiece, the Blacklamp, Ellis has taken his successful design and refined so much that …

Watches

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Wound for Success: Watches for the Budding Collector

When building anything, one must begin with strong foundation. A watch collection is no different. While anyone, given the choice, would undoubtedly …

Time On Our Hands: Chronograph Shootout

The popularity and prevalence of chronographs might just make one think that it is an easy watch complication. Quartz chronos are common on wrists …

Icon: Zenith El Primero

Imagine a time before quartz watches, when the technology of timekeeping was still springs and gears made in workshops in the Swiss mountains. While …

Gift Guide: The Horologist

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Breakdown: Autodromo Prototipo Vic Elford Edition

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Timekeeping Icon: Rolex Sea Dweller

As men were pioneering ways to explore and live in outer space in the 1960s, another groundbreaking initiative was taking place closer to home, in an …