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07Jun The rise of size

The rise of sizeBefore the whole Covid business began, I was on a work trip with a friend who was infuriated to be asked, for seemingly the millionth time, why he was wearing a girl’s watch.I didn’t ask him that question, obviously, because I know a classic 28mm Tag Heuer…

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23Apr The Quartz Conundrum

A man I know once told me a story about one of beautiful but aloof twins he worked with years ago. While waiting at a coffee shop, he struck up a conversation with one of them about the watch she had on her costume-jewellery ring.“Who made that?” he asked her.The…

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29Mar The Soviet Watch Story

Dexterous hands in Europe and the United States had turned watches from a rich man’s dalliance and a sailor’s lifesaver into a fully fledged industry by the 19th. Most of today’s most famous watch names were already established by the 20th century. Most, but not all.Some of the quirkiest and desirably…

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28Jan The G10

What’s behind the strap you’re wearing?All too often we inspect and admire the watch that's being worn but have you actually looked at the strap that’s holding it there? For years straps have evolved from simple functionality to expensive enhancements of the timepiece. Here’s some history behind one of the most…

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26Nov Scandal of the Swiss Lumo Industry

Luminous DialsWrist watches are inherently incredibly useful tools. The desired functions of watches have manipulated and altered the way modern watches are crafted and designed. The need to view the time in the dark is a simple notion but with a complexity that has been designed, redesigned, and reevaluated over…

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19Oct Watches worn by the most powerful people in the world

THE WRISTWEAR OF EXCEPTIONALLY powerful and influential people, typically presidents, world leaders and dominating commercial executives has always fascinated the watch community at large. We of course understand and recognise why we choose the watches we wear and why we are fascinated by time and the fondness of the emotional stories…

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31Aug Explorer watches

Exploration and horology have long been intertwined with one another, with the Explorer needing to precisely measure the passing of time, as well as the tool being a vital aspect of navigation and communication. Exploring the world, trying new and exciting physical pursuits, and appreciating natures beauty are all values…

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31Aug Mechanical watches vs smart devices for your wrist.

In the past five years, the very concept of the Smartwatch has blown up in popularity and has become a genuine household name. Offering beneficial heath applications, quirky designs and relativity low price propositions the modern Smartwatch is being dubbed the greatest tool watch ever. It is also true that…

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31Aug The history of the California Dial

The History of the California DialThe essence of the ‘California Dial’ is extremely simplistic. A watch dial that consists of both half Roman and half Arabic numerals. Generally speaking, numbers 10 to 2 are Roman and 4 to 8 are Arabic, however the classic architype has changed and evolved over…

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27Nov Porsche Club Motorsport Awards

November 24th 2018.   This year we were delighted to sponsor Porsche Club Motorsport. At their annual awards I presented the winners with a specially engraved Weissach® Chronograph, which I thought was rather fitting.The evening was held at Puckruck Hall in Tewkesbury and attended by other sponsors of PCGB. I look…

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