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Robert-Jan Broer

Robert-Jan Broer
18.12.2017

When Rolex brought their Submariner (in three different versions) to the market in 1954 (launched in 1953!), Omega had already had their Seamaster collection for about six years. However, the Submariner was a real divers watch, whereas the Seamaster was a waterproof and dust-free watch that showed a lot of similarities to the more expensive Constellation dress watch. It would take until 1957 for Omega to introduce their "answer" to the Rolex Submariner.

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Robert-Jan Broer
29.11.2017

Lewis Hamilton just won the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, his 4th to date. It is a very impressive accomplishment for both him and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport team. The current record holder is driver Michael Schumacher, who won 7 Formula 1 World Championships. But what about their watches?

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Robert-Jan Broer
24.10.2017

The chronograph is probably one of the most sought-after complications. It is also one of the most complex movements to construct and develop. Forget about perpetual calendars or tourbillons – the chronograph is incredibly demanding for the engineers working at manufactures. In this article, we will show you our top 10 chronographs.

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Robert-Jan Broer
17.10.2017

One of the most iconic watches in the world, the Rolex Submariner. A watch for people who want to show off some of their success as well as a piece for serious watch collectors. But why is it so special, or a status symbol even? We try to list the most important facts.

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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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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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Robert-Jan Broer
01.08.2017

In this series, we focus on one particular vintage watch or a watch collection from the past. For this installment, we are looking at Tudor’s Oysterdate “Big Block” Chronograph models; a chronograph that is now quite popular, though it was neglected by the masses for some time. Since Tudor’s reintroduction into the European and US markets a few years ago (2010), interest in vintage Tudor timepieces has taken flight.

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Robert-Jan Broer
07.07.2017

There is not one single watch out there that can be used in every circumstance and all situations. However, we will do our best to help you find a watch that is nearly perfect for every occasion. In the end, the perfect watch for every occasion is about you: your personal preferences, daily schedule, hobbies and activities, and, of course, your taste.

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Robert-Jan Broer
20.06.2017

ETA, the company that initially founded by Eterna, has been part of the Swatch Group for decades. Their aim is to develop and create movements for watch manufactures, from relatively cheap quartz movements to mechanical movements with complications such as calendars and chronographs.

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Robert-Jan Broer
13.06.2017

Perhaps you had a financial windfall or just managed to save up, whatever the case may be, you have 6000 Euro to spend on a luxury timepiece. The thing is, that you can buy a lot of different types (and brands) of watches for this amount of money. We selected 10 watches for you, that are interesting candidates if you budget goes as far as 6000 Euro.

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