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Robert-Jan Broer
19.09.2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Omega Speedmaster. The chronograph that became the Moonwatch in 1969 and remains part of the official equipment for NASA astronauts today. It did not become the choice for NASA by accident, of course, but rather was the top performer in tests by NASA engineers looking at watches' ability to withstand the abuse and extreme conditions of space.

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Jorg Weppelink
15.09.2017

Patek Philippe is the most popular brand for collectors to invest in (apart from Rolex – but that's a different story). The market for vintage Patek Philippe watches is especially popular, with a lot of money going around in sales and auctions. In this article, we will focus on three models that are far from secret sleeper watches. However, they might just be the right choice for new as well as experienced collectors.

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Jonathan Arnold
06.09.2017

In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, there are few things we can rely on to be constant. Good design, however, never goes out of style; nowhere is that truer than in the world of luxury watches. Consider some of the most iconic models of the modern age: the Patek Philippe Calatrava, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, and the Rolex Submariner. While they are all very different watches, they share the common traits of consistent, functional, and attractive designs that have prevailed for decades. In some ways, this is the same for high-end, modern furniture from a similar time period.

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Jorg Weppelink
01.09.2017

In this article, we have compiled a list of watches available for under 10,000 euros. This budget gives you the freedom to buy very serious watches from almost all of the well-known luxury brands. The following list includes both brand new and pre-owned timepieces.

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Robert-Jan Broer
31.08.2017

If you are keen on buying “sleeper” watches, or those pieces that will become more sought after and thus more valuable over time, you’ll need to do your homework. A model’s history, movement types (think Ebel with the El Primero movement), the collector’s scene, and the current market can all influence prices significantly. Also, there is no guarantee that the watch you choose will become collectible in the future.

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Oliver Siegle
30.08.2017

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: Zenith El Primero Chronomaster, Rolex Milgauss Ref. 1019 and a Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931.

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Oliver Siegle
25.08.2017

In this article, we’d like to introduce you to a selection of our favorite watch blogs and online magazines. Each publication has its own style and strengths, but all of them are great sources to read about the best mechanical watches in the world and the craftsmanship behind them.

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Chrono24
24.08.2017

Did you just sell a watch or are you in the process of selling one? Our tips can help make sure your watch will make it to the buyer safely. Check off the items on our checklist to make sure you haven't forgotten anything.

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Automatic watches make up the large majority of mechanical watches sold today, but what is the difference? All mechanical watches have a mainspring, which stores the energy needed to power the watch. In a hand-wound watch, energy is stored in the mainspring by rotating the crown. Once that energy is depleted, this action is performed again. Automatic, or self-winding, watches have a rotating weight that winds the watch using the natural motion of the wearer’s wrist.

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Jonathan Arnold
15.08.2017

Widely considered to be one of, if not the most complex watch complication, striking watches are outside the remit of all but a few of the world’s most talented watchmakers. Not all striking watches are the same, however. Whilst the majority sound the time in one form or another, there are variations in the functioning of each different style. Broadly speaking, they fall into one of two categories: repeaters and sonneries. Read on to find out what the difference is between these two categories and to discover some great sonnerie watches.

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