Jonathan Arnold

Jonathan Arnold
Jul 24, 2018

It used to be the case, not so long ago, that sports watches were reserved for weekends and racecar drivers. Sure, a man could wear a mechanical dive watch, but only if he actually dived on a regular basis. Nowadays, however, the humble luxury sport watch has been elevated to the level of daily wearer. In fact, choose wisely and you can wear your sport watch for just about all occasions. That’s why our list of the top 10 sports watches includes more than just chronographs and dive watches.

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Jonathan Arnold
Jul 03, 2018

When you think of mechanical watches that have made a significant contribution to the genre over the years, Porsche Design is arguably not a name that immediately comes to mind. The Rolex Submariner? Sure. The Breitling Navitimer? Absolutely. The Porsche Design Chronograph I? Wait, what?

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Jonathan Arnold
May 23, 2018

Once upon a time, the humble diving watch had a single purpose: diving. Nowadays, however, it has become an increasingly popular choice for suit-and-tie office workers and casual weekend warriors alike. We've come a long way since a bunch of French frogmen set out on their quest to find a functional tool watch to accompany them on their dangerous underwater missions in the early 1950s.

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Jonathan Arnold
May 10, 2018

Here's a statement you probably weren't expecting to read on the world's premier online marketplace for luxury watches: you don't need a mechanical watch. In fact, nobody does. Just as nobody needs a supercar or a pair of dress shoes that cost more than a hundred dollars. And yet, once you own one, you wonder how you had ever lived your life without it.

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Jonathan Arnold
May 04, 2018

If you’re new to the world of mechanical watches, you’re probably quickly discovering that there is a lot of confusing terminology to wrap your head around. Some words sound very different, but in fact refer to essentially the same thing, whilst others seem almost interchangeable and yet could not be more different. A classic example of the latter is the whole chronograph/chronometer conundrum, made all the more confusing by the fact that a chronograph can be a chronometer and vice versa. To help clear things up for you, we’re going to explain these two different terms simply and clearly below, complete with some examples.

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Jonathan Arnold
Feb 27, 2018

Like now-retired American boxer Andrew Ward, Rolex is quite simply the best luxury watch brand, pound-for-pound, on the market today. It may not be the leader in every individual category, but on aggregate it is such a strong contender it simply cannot be defeated.

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Jonathan Arnold
Feb 15, 2018

We’ve done some sleuthing for you and have found four models that we think are still undervalued relative to the quality, complexity, and, of course, brand recognition that they offer.

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Jonathan Arnold
Nov 20, 2017

Before you start repeatedly yelling ‘no’ at your screen and face palming, take a deep breath and ask yourself, is Rolex really still better than Tudor? Ten years ago, the answer would have been a fairly obvious and emphatic, yes! These days, however, things aren’t quite so clear cut.

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Jonathan Arnold
Nov 02, 2017

For watch lovers, this is a feeling we know all too well: A new model comes out and we like it, but we’re not sure if we love it. Sometimes we need a bit of time to warm up to things and get comfortable with the changes or bold (or often, not so bold) design tweaks. Then, no sooner do we decide we like the watch in question, and we discover the limited series is sold out or the model is no longer in production, having been replaced by something else, which in turn makes us want the original watch even more.

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Jonathan Arnold
Sep 06, 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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