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Sunday, September 26, 2021

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The Rolex Deepsea and 6 Other Extreme Dive Watches

We take a look at seven “extreme” dive watches – including the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue Edition; Breitling’s Superocean Chronograph M2000 and the UTS 4000M Professional Diver – and what sets them apart from the pack. Read full story »

Test your Knowledge of Column Wheels, Cams, and Chrono-Movement Clones

The chronograph function may be the most popular among watch enthusiasts. You’ve probably heard of regular chronographs, flyback chronographs, rattrapante chronographs, even chronographs with foudroyantes — but could you explain what the … Read full story »

Grand Seiko Collector’s Guide

The original Grand Seiko watch and the line of watches that followed would be a game-changer for the Japanese watch maker. The Grand Seiko range would prove that Seiko was capable of producing quality watches that could compete with and even exceed those produced by Swiss watch manufacturers. Before the introduction of Grand Seiko, high-end


GEORGE CRAMERAPR 29, 2015 …is what I often like to say to my fellow watch friends when they start again asking the same silly questions about Cartier. It was 1983 or 1984 when I bought my first real watch; the Cartier Santos. That was of course the square watch in steel with yellow gold lunette

Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

Written by Robert-Jan Broer, August 2, 2016 It’s a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered, and one we at Fratellowatches have heard often: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? I’ll attempt to provide guidance on this, not so much from facts and figures but

In The Balance: Zenith Espada vs. Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 3600

Written by Martina Richter, July 19, 2016 Two automatic watches with high-frequency movements, the Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 and Zenith Espada, square off in a battle of the fast-beat balances in a piece by Martina Richter. With photos by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. A fast-beat movement offers an advantage over its lower-frequency rivals: more beats per

What If You Could Only Have One Watch? My Top 5 Choices

From Fratello Watches What If You Could Only Have One Watch? My Top 5 Choices Written by Robert-Jan Broer, June 24, 2016 If you are like me and my colleagues at Fratellowatches, you can’t live with only one watch. You need at least one chronograph, one watch with a second time zone, and one divers’

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