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Robert-Jan Broer

05.02.2017 by

The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces. This week’s offers: Alpina Seastrong Diver 300, Panerai PAM00382 Bronzo and Rolex Day-Date reference 18038

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19.01.2017 by

The Breguet Classique 5157 is a classic thin timepiece that comes in 18-karat white gold and yellow gold. At only 38 mm in diameter and 5.4 mm thick, this is a piece for typical formal occasions, as are most Breguet watches. Vacheron Constantin is also well known for their classic timepieces, but as an ‘opposite’ for this week's watch pair, we picked their Overseas Chronograph. To be honest, while the Overseas is a sports watch, it is not a rugged piece you'd want to take out hiking, mountain climbing, sailing, or to other extreme activities.

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18.01.2017 by

A pre-owned watch, or better yet, a vintage watch, can expect to be in much higher demand if it is being offered as a full set. A full set is considered the watch itself, box, papers and all other warranty-related provenance, as well as all accessories that were included when the watch was bought new. When you buy a new watch from a retailer or dealer, there is no doubt that you will receive all the necessities that come with the watch. The box, perhaps even a cardboard outer box, warranty cards, and manuals etc. should all be there. However, when you buy a pre-owned or vintage watch, it isn’t always evident that everything is still

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06.01.2017 by

Fine mechanical engineering and sports don’t usually go well together. However, some brands have made testing their watches in extreme conditions an art form. Let’s talk about watches and sports.

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02.01.2017 by

The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces. This week’s offers: Cartier Santos Galbee, MB&F HMX & Omega Seamaster 300M

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21.12.2016 by

Last year was a tough one for watch brands. They all seemed to feel the pain of the economic crisis, especially the fact that Asian and Russian customers (tourists) weren’t spending as much as they used to. The economy is slowly recovering in Europe, and perhaps in the US as well, but that doesn’t mean people are immediately spending on luxury goods like watches again. People obviously want to see real value in watches if they're spending their hard-earned money. This applies to relatively affordable watches as well as complicated high-end pieces.

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02.12.2016 by

The movement of a watch plays a big role in the purchase decisions of many watch collectors out there. Not only are they looking for a mechanical movement, either automatic or hand-wound, but sometimes the type of movement inside a watch is also an important factor in buying a watch. In some cases, the aesthetic of a watch plays a smaller role than the mechanics inside.

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26.11.2016 by

This article doesn’t cover watches, but rather the pleasant side effects of our mutual hobby and passion for watches. Watches are great conversation makers, just like (vintage) sports cars, fine wine or high-end audio. I also find watches to be the base of some great friendships, some lasting for many years now.

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22.11.2016 by

The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces. This week’s offers: Longines Heritage Column-Wheel Chronograph, Panerai Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare PAM00587 & Omega De Ville Co-Axial Limited Edition.

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19.11.2016 by

In this article we will look at some of the most expensive watches in the world. These watches don’t cost several thousand Euros, they don’t cost as much as a new Porsche 911 Turbo, they are “out-of-this-world-expensive”, in some cases even millions. For. One. Watch.

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