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Christopher Beccan

In 1958 the US Navy Experimental Diving Unit compared the Enicar Seapearl 600 to the Blancpain 50 Fathoms Milspec 1 and the Rolex Submariner 6538. The Seapearl 600 was favorably recommended for situations where a rotating bezel was not required.

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The Geneva Seal, Patek Philippe Seal and seal of approval used by other brands outside of Geneva, only have one aim: to ensure that you, the consumer, not only receive a watch of prestige but one that has been fully tested under the strictest conditions. This only ensures confidence in the brands timepiece and above all, its longevity too.

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Rolex and affordability are two words you wouldn't necessarily associate with one another, but believe it or not, Rolex watches are more affordable than many people think. There is no doubt that for most people the legendary brand is the epitome of wealth, success, and luxury. That said, a Rolex is more attainable than the coronet would have you believe, so today we are going to focus on three Rolex models that may not only win you over, but also be kind to your wallet.

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Collecting anything inevitably has its ups and downs and of course, collecting watches is no different. That being said, there are different types of watch collectors out there and there are many difficult decisions one must make along the way. There are those who constantly flip watches to get the next one, those who hold on to watches for life, and those who for some unfathomable reason just don’t wear watches anymore.

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Casual sports watches that bore a prestigious watch brand on the dial didn’t really exist until about 40+ years ago. However, during the 70s, there were plenty of brands that were all vying to claim they had a timepiece that would not only look good in the office, but also handle the ski slopes and a yachting trip or two during the weekends. Therefor Vacheron Constantin built the ‘222,’ which was intended to mark the brand's 222th anniversary.

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Whilst these two timepieces are complete opposites in many ways — one better suited to casual attire, the other more formal — they share one main trait: their iconic designs. Both have looks that can not only be recognised from afar, but have also shaped their past, present, and foreseeable future. This pair of watches may possibly be the only two watches any person could ever need…

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Too often we take it for granted that our sports watches make use of luminescence, which allows us to read the time perfectly in low and no lighting conditions, however, this wasn’t always the case. History shows getting us to this point in time (excuse the pun) was no easy feat and it did indeed cost lives too. As technology has evolved so has the legibility of the lume in our wristwatches and over the many years, a variety of materials and chemicals have been used too, though the first type of solutions were first seen in the early 20th century.

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We take a look at a few traditional chronographs that have great lineage and come from some of the finest watchmaking brands in the world.

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Watches with equation of time complication display the difference between the length of an actual solar day and the mean solar day.

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There is no doubt that Richard Mille and Lamborghini have defined and instilled the meaning of flamboyant luxury in their respective fields.

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