Copley Sutton

Copley Sutton

First Published: November 18, 2019
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  2. Sustainable Watches: 4 Great Options

    Sustainable Watches: 4 Great Options

    It’s the year 2020 and sustainability is cool. Citizens of the world became more aware of the impacts of it. The environment is changing the way in which they shop and purchase watches. Even though most brands are aware of this, few luxury watch brands currently offer sustainable watches that are worth mentioning. There are some sustainable watches on the market that are nothing short of incredible. Today we’ll be filling you in on four sustainable watch options across various price points that look good, work well and do their bit for the environment. Sustainable Watches 1: Alpine Eagle Collection by Chopard Chopard is one of the most sustainable luxury watch brands in existence and is a driving force that encourages other brands to follow in its footsteps—or rather carbon footprints. The brand has been using 100% fair mined gold in its watches exclusively since 2018 and invests in local Latin American mines. In addition to its usage of ethical gold, the Alpine Eagle collection also supports environmental efforts by raising awareness for the bird of prey it draws its name from. The model we’re focusing on today is the 298600-3002. The 298600-3002’s Rhodium plated dial is inspired by the iris of an eagle’s eye and the watch sports a masculine look & feel. It’s water resistant up to 100 meters and features a stainless steel bracelet, scratch resistant sapphire crystal & a polished finish. 2: Mike Horn Special Edition Submersible by Panerai Panerai has stepped aboard the green train in its limited edition Mike Horn Special Edition Submersible watch. The watch was made in collaboration with South African-born Swiss adventurer, Mike Horn. It’s worthy of going on his worldly adventures with him. Photo from Panerai officialThe case, crown, bezel and case back of the Mike Horn Special Edition have all been made from revolutionary EcoTitanium. The strap is made from recycled PET and the watch is resistant up to 300 meters. The perfect finishing touch to this watch is the engraved case back with features Mike Horn’s signature as well as a beautifully simplistic depiction of underwater sea life picturing a whale, jellyfish, a turtle and a shoal of tuna. 3: Iconic Edition by Baume Baume is an eco-aware brand that focuses on the millennial market. It is the latest addition to the Richemont luxury goods group which owns brands such as Audemars-Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin and IWC Schnaffhausen. Source: BaumeThe brand itself is ethical and sustainable as are all of the products it produces. The watch we’ll be focusing on today is the brand’s first watch in its collection of sustainable watches: the Iconic Edition. This watch is constructed with 100% recycled polyethylene and recycled & recyclable aluminum. It is waterproof up to 30 meters. The plastic used to make the watch comes from our oceans. Wow, just wow. 4: Paul by Kerbholz As far as eco-friendly watches go you’ll struggle to find one as friendly as the Paul, brought to you by the German accessory company Kerbholz. This watch boasts not only a stunning design but a 100% vegan rating too. The sandalwood timber used to construct this bad boy comes from sustainable forestry efforts. Powered by a Japanese Miyota quartz movement, the clasp and crown are constructed from recycled stainless steel. Source: KerbholzEvery aspect of this watch is eco-friendly from its climate neutral shipping policy down to the fact that 10% of every purchase is donated to environmental initiatives such as the bienenretter project and the Plant for The Planet foundation. Brands That Do Their Bit Just because luxury brands don’t produce eco-friendly watches doesn’t mean they aren’t doing their small part. There are a number of brands that support environmental initiatives including the following big names: Ulysse Nardin Breitling Breguet Nomos Glashütte Oris OMEGA Rolex Hublot   Sustainable Watches Final Thoughts As you can see, you have some incredible sustainable watches to pick from. Not only do these eco-friendly watches look beautiful and have impressive specs sheets but they are gentle on our planet. Any one of them is worthy of claiming its spot on your wrist. We must admit that it’s somewhat surprising that in today’s environmentally conscious climate so few luxury watch brands are coming to the eco-party. By this time next year we sincerely hope to see a significant increase in the number of luxury eco-friendly watches available.

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  3. Top 5 Dan Henry Watches

    Top 5 Dan Henry Watches

    When people think of affordable watch brands one of the names that pop up is Dan Henry watches. This microbrand produces beautiful and vintage-inspired timepieces at affordable prices. We love introducing you to affordable watch brands and what they have to offer to your wrists. So today we’ll be shining the spotlight on Dan Henry watches. About Dan Henry Watches Dan Henry Watches is a watch company that was founded in 2016. It was founded by, you guessed it, a man by the name of Dan Henry. Dan was a chap whose vintage watch collection was 1,500 strong. He sourced these watches from flea markets and local auctions and eventually his watch-loving friends asked him to start sourcing watches for their collections to. One day he decided to open up an Instagram account to proudly display his watches and this led to him starting his own watch blog called Timeline. Watch. Before he knew it, he, this regular watch enthusiast like you, had become the person other people turned to for advice and information on all thing’s vintage watches. He couldn’t source enough watches to keep up with the demand and so he decided to create his own vintage-inspired watch brand. Thus, the microbrand Dan Henry was borne and the horologist community was thrilled. Top 5 Dan Henry Watches 1: 1963 Pilot Chronograph First we have the 1963 Pilot Chronograph. You know how much we love our pilot watches and this one is no exception. It features a 3D embossment of a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane on its case back. Also, a 12-hour rotating bezel, double deck sandwich dial and is water resistant up to 165 feet. It is constructed with high-quality stainless steel 316L, has a Miyota 6S20 quartz chronograph and sapphire crystal glass. The watch was designed to appeal to the inner adventurer in each of us and is stylish yet functional as a pilot’s watch. It’s available in silver or black. 2: 1964 Gran Turismo Chronograph Next up we have the 1964 Gran Turismo Chronograph. This sleek timepiece is constructed with stainless steel 316L. It has a sapphire coated double domed mineral glass crystal. In addition, it features a classic beads-of-rice bracelet. The watch has two sub dials, a tachymeter, a Seiko caliber VK63, a chrono hand and instant rest functionality. It is water resistant up to 165 feet. On the back case-back is a 3D embossment of the Aston Martin DB5 automobile. That ties in with the fact that it was created with the inner high-performance driver found within all of us. The fact that this watch resembles a panda is not lost on the brand. They have created their option line around it. It is available in Panda, Evil Panda, Slate Gray and Silver variations. 3: 1962 Racing Chronograph Nobody can look at this 1962 Racing Chronograph and not want to shout ‘on your marks, get set, go!’ This stainless steel 316L watch has a chronograph, 24-hour indicator and is water resistant up to 165 feet. This watch aimed to embody everything a racing watch should and has been built to withstand the tough conditions out on the track. The watch is available in blue, Panda or Evil Panda. 4: 1968 Dragster Chrono Now let’s take a look at the 1968 Dragster Chrono. These Dan Hengry watches are simple, but sporty. It has been built with high quality stainless steel 316L. If durability is your biggest concern, look no further than this bad boy. It’s tough and water resistant up to 165 feet. The watch steers away from stylishness and enters the sports watch arena. It’s available in black or white and you can pick between a black or brown strap. 5: 1947 Dress Watch Lastly, we have the 1947 Dress Watch. This stylish timepiece will help anyone to achieve that gentleman status. It has a sapphire coated mineral glass and a strap made from either leather or NATO. These Dan Henry watches are water resistant up to 165 feet and features a sub dial in its simple design. The 1947 Dress Watch is meant to elevate the style of the wearer—whether they are attending a black-tie event or a business meeting. It’s available in silver or rose gold and features a black leather strap or a black NATO strap. Dan Henry Watches Final Thoughts There’s no denying that being a watch enthusiast can be a pretty expensive hobby to maintain. But with affordable watch brands like Dan Henry producing stunning wristwear like the five we introduced you to today out there, this hobby becomes much more budget friendly. What do you say? Will you be reserving a spot in your collection for Dan Henry watches? Or are you an exclusive luxury brand supporter? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Share them with us in the comments section down below so we can keep providing you with the content you want to read.

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  4. Breva Watches: All You Want to Know About the Truly Unique Brand

    Breva Watches: All You Want to Know About the Truly Unique Brand

    When you think about unique brands in the watch industry, Breva watches should be top of your list. This is one watch manufacturer who did NOT follow the crowd when it came to designing its pieces. From its origins to the models Breva launched over the years, the brand is in a league of its own. Is this a watch meant for collectors? Or is it the next brand you’ll wear on your arm? Let’s find out. Breva Watches — The Origins There’s some romance entangled in the story of how Breva came to be. The name was inspired by the wind around Lake Como after all. But it’s also clear that its inventor was driven by passion and had appreciation for modern inventions. And of course, the weather. The man behind Breva watches was Vincent Dupontreue from Paris. He was born there in 1977 and even his childhood was marked by the influence of jewelry since he sold bracelets when he was as young as 11. This also proves the sense of entrepreneurship that would come in handy later in his journey. Later on in his life he worked at a clothing store but when his young age prevented him from managing his own boutique, he went out completely on his own. In the late 1990s Vincent opened a fashion brand, named after himself. Vincent clearly had an interest in many industries because he later sold his brand, studied business and got into the art gallery business. All of this led up to his decision in 2010 to start up the Breva fashion watch brand. Breva Watches Journey Vincent’s projects were always motivated by his love for being an entrepreneur. This particular project—Breva—had the added motivation of him wanting a unique way to forecast the weather. Some motivation came from the warm winds at Lake Como and it also resulted in the name, since ‘La Breva’ refers to this type of wind. But Vincent wanted to do much more than simply give honor to the weather; he wanted to empower watch wearers to get forecasts from their timepieces. For this reason, you’ll find unique components on Breva watches, such as altimeters and even barometers. It took some time to make this idea a reality. From the time the brand started it took three years until it launched its first impressive watch, the Genie 01, in 2013 at Baselworld in Switzerland. This is how the world came to have its first timepiece with altimeter, weather forecasting barometer and time components in one unit. Best of all is that the designers didn’t lose sight of the aesthetic value of wristwatches. The brand’s watches are incredibly functional, but you can view any Breva watch and you’re bound to fall in love with the look as well. Breva Watches To date Breva watches has launched three main models: Genie 01, Genie 02, and Genie 03. Each watch is unique, in terms of look and features. The Genie 03’s attraction is the small but effective mechanical Speedmeter which can measure air speed. There’s also power reserve indicators and a compass. You can imagine that it requires some space to fit in all the interesting components, but Breva watches does it while still providing a stylish watch. A bit bulky perhaps, but comfortable to wear. For example, the Genie 03 measures 44.7mm x 17.50mm. The secret lies in the fact that certain features can open up to perform their tasks. On the Genie 03 the watch’s anemometer can lift above the face of the watch in order to catch the wind and give you the information you want. On the Genie 03 the brand also showcased its knowledge in terms of movement design. Your watch comes with the Breva’s own automatic movement called the BRE03.001. Another characteristic that makes the watches so attractive is the fact that you can see many of the components and gears through the sub dial of sapphire crystal. You can see how your watch works and even just by looking at the small parts you’ll notice the high level of craftmanship & workmanship the brand invests in its pieces. Breva Watches — Who is it for? Some critics may say that Breva watches are simply a trend with features people won’t use. But the truth is that a watch that delivers accurate weather information, without the need to connect to the World Wide Web or without you making a call, could be of exceptional value. For example, it can help someone who is hiking in a remote area. When you have some information about the surrounding air pressure and wind it can help you determine if a storm is on its way. Final Thoughts Vincent was driven by his entrepreneurial spirit to bring something onto the market that’s truly different. Will it be everyone’s preference? Perhaps not. But is it worth your consideration to own something that will have people take a second look at your arm? Definitely.

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  5. 5 Fashion Brands That Also Make Impressive Watches

    5 Fashion Brands That Also Make Impressive Watches

    Most of the time when fashion brands release watches as part of their product offering, they’re accused of slapping their logo on something they have no business producing and get labeled as “cash grabbers.” And sometimes, that is arguably fair. Just like it would be different for watch brands to release a handbag or a pair of shoes, for the most part fashion brands should stick to what they know and focus on creating fantastic fashion pieces. But sometimes fashion brands absolutely nail it and produce watches that make members of the horological community swoon. Today’s article will be focusing on such fashion brands and their watches, so keep reading. 1: Chanel This iconic French brand has long been a key-player in the high fashion industry and is no stranger to producing stunning wristwear. Chanel was founded back in 1910 in Paris by Gabrielle Chanel. The company started out as a producer of high class women’s wear and has evolved into a fashion empire. Shop Chanel Watches Even though it is a fashion brand, we permanently feature Chanel watches in our online collection. Admittedly, the brand does produce jewelry watches. But scattered throughout its collection are notable timepieces that set Chanel apart from the rest. Said timepieces include the watches found within collections Chanel J12, Monsieur de CHANEL, Code Coco and Mademoiselle Privé. Chanel is fast becoming known for producing watches that are chic, stylish, elegant as well as durable and incredibly reliable. 2: Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren is the fashion designer who started the Ralph Lauren Group, an American brand that produces clothing, accessories, fragrances, and home wear that toe the line between mid-range & luxury. The Ralph Lauren Group has been operating since 1967. Source: Ralph Lauren Official WebsiteThe brand is incredibly successful in each of the four categories it operates in. So nobody was surprised when they added watches as part of their product offering. The watches that Ralph Lauren produces feature truly unique designs. They have stellar craftmanship and more than one collection nods to the brand’s equestrian roots. Ralph Lauren watches that are worth keeping your eye on. Be on the lookout for the Stirrup Collection, the Slim Classique Collection and the Safari Collection. 3: GUCCI GUCCI is a luxury Italian fashion brand that has been producing clothing and leather goods since it was established by Guccio Gucci in the 1920s. Over the years the brand has successfully infiltrated many niche markets from belts to vehicle upholstery. It has also become quite adept at manufacturing beautiful fashion watches. Source: Gucci Official Website Shop Gucci Watches GUCCI holds its own when it comes to watch making and the models found in its G-Timeless, Eryx, Gucci Drive and Le Marché Des Merveilles collections speak to this. Its watches are classic, somewhat daring and incredibly stylish by modern-day standards. 4: Hermès Another fashion brand that occupies a permanent spot on our website is Hermès, a French manufacturer of leather goods, homeware, lifestyle accessories, perfumes and jewelry that has been around since 1837. More recently the brand has tried its hand at watchmaking—and has been remarkably successful. Source: Hermes Official Website Shop Hermes Watches The most beautiful Hermès watches can be found in a few different collections. Collections like the Clipper collection, Galop collection, Medor collection, Cape Cod collection and the Slim selection of watches. Hermès watches are a beauty to behold and deserve their spot on our wrists. 5: GUESS It’s not just high fashion brands that are capable of producing beautiful watches. American clothing brand GUESS is here to prove that. The brand was established in New York just under forty years ago. So it is the youngest brand on our list by many years. GUESS is an incredibly popular brand because it offers high quality items. Things like clothing, shoes and accessories at affordable prices that are accessible to most everyday consumers. Their products aren’t the most affordable for all, but they are nowhere near as expensive as the other brands on this list. Source: Guess watch official websiteGUESS watches are sleek, sophisticated and stylish. This fashion brand offers a range of watches to both men and women & it has a variety of standout models from its numerous collections. These models include the Silver Tone Stainless Steel Watch, the Blue Stainless Steel Watch and the Silver & Gold Tone Stainless Steel Watch. Final Thoughts on Fashion Brands All we can say is that if these brands continue producing fashion watches of these standards, the big watch brands we all know, and love are going to have to up their game to keep up with their unexpected rivals. Fashion and watches undoubtably go hand in hand with one another. But should they? Are fashion watches something you would consider wearing? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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  6. ToyWatch, All You Need to Know

    ToyWatch, All You Need to Know

    Don’t for one moment let this watch brand’s name fool you. Although called ‘ToyWatch,’ these accessories are everything but toys. And since it’s been mentioned on ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ list in the past, chances are you might want one too. Below we’ll share the basics about this brand so you can determine which of their many models—they cater for every preference—should find its way into your closet. ToyWatch, The Company The ToyWatch brand originated in the style-focused city of Milan, Italy in 2006. Perhaps it was inspiration from this city that resulted in the ornate logo design. But another aspect the company stood for was “fun.” That’s in part why they started out with manufacturing plastic watches. The president and CEO of the company was Stefano Cassina. Over the years the brand grew and opened facilities in America—where a subsidiary was created—as well as Hong Kong. At one stage, in America, ToyWatch USA was headed by Agostino Magni. He gained experience while being president of Rebecca Jewelry as well as by working for the Sundek swimsuit brand. His wide network and influence—even with retailers such as Bloomingdale’s—assisted in expanding in the US. The company saw various changes, with shareholding resulting in J. Hirsch & Co owning just under 50% of the brand’s shares in 2011. In 2013 there were more changes when ILP III private equity fund eventually owned all the shares. No matter what was happening behind the scenes, the watches found favor with the masses and eventually they were sold across the world. Outlets from London to Kuala Lumpur added these to their watch collections. As mentioned, Oprah loved the brand and Ellen DeGeneres also featured certain models on her show in 2009. Today, you’ll still find many ToyWatch products on the market. However, the original company itself was eventually dissolved. The products that form part of the ranges definitely represent uniqueness! You’ll find watches with flower imagery, stunning jewels and even watches worn as bangles that wrap around your wrist several times. What to Expect from a ToyWatch The name of the brand definitely fits with its original watch ranges. They were mostly manufactured from plastic. But the brand kept an open mind and started catering for other niches too. Today you’ll find all kinds of substances in ToyWatch ranges: Aluminum and steel Swarovski elements as decorative features Gold and diamonds for style Ceramic Silicon Polycarbonate Leather straps The watches also incorporate features that the modern customer values. This includes tachymeters, magnified dates and chronographs. This expansion means the accessories can meet consumers needs in terms of durability, style and functionality. ToyWatch Products Do yourself a favor and look at a page online or a storefront where various ToyWatch models are displayed. You’ll quickly notice the diversity this brand decided to launch onto the market over the years. The company has many collections, with engaging names such as ‘Skull’, ‘J-Looped’, ‘Velvety’ and ‘Maya Natural Stones’. You can see from this short list—there are many more—that there’s something for everyone. There’s even a Vintage collection and a ToyStrong. In each of these collections there’s bound to be a watch that suits your outfits and preferences. Final Thoughts The history of ToyWatch tells the story of an original idea that spoke to what certain people were looking for. It also shows the power of being willing to change according to what consumers at large are after. From plastic for fun to crystal for some luxury, ToyWatch has featured it all! Although the company changed and the original entity even ceased to exist, the watch industry still has many ToyWatch options to offer. Which one will you wear?

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  7. Martian Watches: Your Go-To Guide

    Martian Watches: Your Go-To Guide

    If you want to be associated with those that are ahead of their time, Martian Watches is a brand you should take note of. The brand has a few claims to fame and below we’ll explore all these aspects in detail. Of course, it’s not only about the brand’s unique history. What are their watches like? In short, they’re definitely worth adding to your shortlist of accessories to buy this year, especially if you love innovative gadgets. Want to find out more? Where did Martian Watches Come from? Here’s a unique story: Martian Watches is actually a watch brand founded by another company called SilverPlus, Inc. The company originated in Irvine, CA and is a proudly US brand. The company behind Martian Watches, SilverPlus, Inc, is known as a distributor of communication equipment. The president is Stan Kinsey, a well-known investor who has been part of famous brands’ boards, such as serving as an executive at Disney back in the 80s. The brand was established over a decade ago in 2007. But at the time it had one of the most innovative approaches to watch technology. Now wonder the name still garners respect from many people. What Makes Martian Watches Unique? Here’s one of the most fun facts about Martian: to the best of the industry’s knowledge, Martian was the first brand ever to incorporate voice command into one of its watches. These days you’ll find many brands, from Fitbit to Samsung that have this feature. But Martian was the first. Another unique approach to being part of the watch industry was HOW the brand funded its new products. The wireless watches that could connect to Smartphones were first sent to customers in 2013 but before that the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign. This was successful enough to gain the funds they needed to realize their dream. The Martian brand wasn’t only adored by gadget lovers. Other prominent brands also took note, with Guess wanting to team up with them with the goal of designing a few smartwatches together. Eventually, not all these plans were realized; but the fact that such a well-known company took note of Martian, proved the brand’s worth. Features of Martian Watches The initial focus behind the Martian range was to create watches that allow for hands free management of wearers’ mobile devices. This was done by putting wireless technology to good use and enabling watches to communicate with phones. They also created a compact OLED display. The units’ other features included: Noise cancelling microphones Speakers Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity Micro USB port Accelerometer The USB port is the feature you use to charge your Martian watch and watches are compatible with both Android & iOS. As mentioned, Martian did everything it could to stay ahead of the game, adding features modern consumers can appreciate. Via the OLED screen wearers can see who is calling them on their mobile devices and you can even get notifications from your social media profiles. Yes, today these seem like regular features, but a few years ago it was unheard of. All these impressive features and the innovative approach to the watch industry earned the brand awards, from respected entities such as CNET. They won the Edison Award for Productivity Tools in 2013 and even Popular Mechanics CES gave them an Editor’s Choice Award. There’s no doubt that Martian impressed everyone around them. Martian Watches Today It wasn’t all plain sailing for the brand unfortunately. The company launched another Kickstarter campaign later on, but this one didn’t go as planned. They suffered significant losses, couldn’t supply all their clients with the watches ordered and they ran into debt. The sad news is that the brand didn’t survive in the long term. After a strong start in 2007 and its many victories in the watch industry, it had to close its doors in 2018. During its 11 years of operation it added impressive watch models to the modern market. Martian Watches that Deserve a Place in Your Collection If you can get your hands on a Martian watch these days, go for it. The brand succeeded in incorporating high tech and impressive style in many of the models. If analog is your preference, there’s the Martian G2G with its modern spin or the ultra-classy Passport model. Or perhaps you’ll prefer the Marian Victory available in four different designs that go with almost any outfit. The older Notifier model was also a crowd favorite and you can see the brand catered with watch styles for various niches. The watches all come with Voice Command technology that empowers you to live more hands free. Final Thoughts Not all good things last forever and it’s sad that such a prominent brand is no longer part of the industry. But the smartwatches they left behind were impressive and still

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  8. Farer Watches: The Watch Brand You Should Know

    Farer Watches: The Watch Brand You Should Know

    We love introducing you to new watch brands—whether we stock them or not. The horological community is one that thrives on learning and so we share the knowledge at every available opportunity. Today we’ll be sharing everything there is to know about Farer watches and why this is one brand to watch out for. About Farer Farer is one of the youngest successful watch brands on the market today. The Britain-based brand was established by four watch-loving friends in 2015 in response to the shortage of affordable vintage watches. The brand operates entirely online and has no retail relationships nor do they plan on developing any soon. Although farer watches are British designed, they are Swiss made which makes them of the highest quality. It is amongst the few watch brands that are truly boutique and employs only 1 – 10 people including the brand’s quartet of founders: Ben Lewin, Jono Holt, Paul Sweetenham & Stuart Finlayson. Source: Farer official websiteThe name of the company, Farer, speaks to its ideal customer. Seafarer, wayfarer, farfarer and the likes. Farer watches are designed with durability and affordability in mind but also focus on stylishness, premium Swiss design & a spirit of adventure. In addition to its watches, Farer also produces an assortment of handmade hide watch rolls as well as a range of different watch straps. Its strap selection includes those made from stainless steel, mesh, Cordovan leather, Horween leather, Barenia birdle leather as well as perforated natural rubber and Italian calf leather. Farer Watches Now that you know a bit more about the brand and its products, let’s focus on what’s really important: its watches. Before we take a closer look at two of the brands most notable watches, let’s take a look at Farers watch collection. Source: Farer official websiteChronograph sport: the Moritz, the Cresta and the Bernina. Chronograph automatic: The Cobb, the Eldridge and the Seagrave. World timer automatic: the Aldrich, the Markham and the Roche. GMT automatic: the Oxley Silver Le, the Lander III and the Oxley Black Le. Aqua compressor automatic: the Hecla, the Endeavour and the Leven. 37mm hand-wound: the Stanhope, the Lansdell and the Hudson. Three hand automatic: the Hopewell II, the Beagle II and the Endurance II. Quartz: the Fairford, the Elvington, the Pendine, the Ainsdale, the Stark II and the Frobisher II. The Bernina The Bernina is Farer’s most notable watch. It’s a chronograph sports watch that acted as the official timekeeper of 2019’s Bernina Gran Turismo. The Bernina is constructed with 316L stainless steel, polished steel, a bronze cap and sapphire crystal glass. It features 3 sub dials; a ceramic bezel and a racing-inspired design complete with engraved racing red tachymeter scale. Source: Farer official websiteIt is water resistant up to 10 ATM, has a Sellita SW510 BH Elabore grade movement and has a 58-hour power reserve when fully wound. It comes standard with a navy-colored perforated Barenia sports strap, but you can swap that strap out for many other options. The Hudson The Hudson is one of Farer’s 37mm hand-wound watches and has been designed with true horological enthusiasts who prefer more traditional watchmaking in mind. This time piece is named after 17th century English sea explorer Henry Hudson which speaks to the brand’s ethos. This vintage looking watch has been constructed with polished silver steel, stainless steel and sapphire crystal. It has a sunray sea-blue triple stepped dial that not only looks beautiful but adjusts in color according to the time of day or night. The Hudson features a Swiss Made ETA 7001 movement, has a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound and is water resistant up to 5 ATM. You can choose from a few different strap options. Source: Farer official websitePerforated leather: Take your pick from tan, black or denim perforated strap options Barenia strap: Black, green, tan, chestnut or navy barenia strap options are available. As are XL barenia straps in tan and navy. Bear in mind that this strap option increases the total cost of the watch. Mesh: A sleek and stylish Milanese mesh option is also available. Maybe you appreciate a modern touch to a vintage design. Bear in mind that this is the most expensive strap option. So the cost to purchase the Hudson increases by $20. Final Thoughts As far as watch brands go, we can say with certainty that a prosperous future lies ahead for Farer as a brand. Farer watches are all about resonating with the modern-day consumer. What do you say? Will you be trying giving Farer a chance? All Farer watches have a 100% 30-day money back guarantee. Each watch’s movement has a 5-year warranty. So instead of taking our word for it, see what the brand has to offer for yourself.

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  9. Sports Watches: Best Adidas Watches for Sporty People

    Sports Watches: Best Adidas Watches for Sporty People

    Have you been looking for sports watches that are stylish, sophisticated and designed with sporty people in mind? But don’t want to break the bank trying to get your hands on one? Then look no further than the many Adidas watches that have been designed with the modern-day sportsman and woman in mind. Remember that these watches aren’t luxury Swiss sports watches nor are they often spotted on the wrists of sports celebrities. Rather, these sports watches are stylish, sporty and accessible to almost everyone. Let’s take a look at them. Adidas Sports Watches Adidas AG, formerly known as the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory, was founded back in July of 1924 in Herzogenaurach, Germany, by Adolf Dassler and his brother Rudolph. In 1949 the two brothers had a falling out and Rudolph left the company, starting Puma almost immediately after leaving. As soon as Rudolph had left the company in 1949, Adolf—whose childhood nickname was Adi—renamed the company by combining the first three letters of his nickname with the first three letters of his surname. Today, Adidas is the world’s second largest sportswear manufacturer after Nike. Puma is the third largest. Adidas ARCHIVE_M1 Released way back in 2017, the Adidas ARCHIVE_M1 is a nod to the 70s style and its retro-like design pays homage to the dawning of the digital era. Its features include a built-in calendar, a light, dual time and a stopwatch. Its case is constructed from stainless steel and hardened mineral crystal while its strap is a 5-link 24mm stainless steel bracelet. Photo by AdidasIt is water resistant up to 50 meters and comes in an assortment of colors. Take your pick from the stainless steel and black color option as pictured below, a black & rose gold option or a black on black option. Adidas DISTRICT_M1 Another 2017 release, the Adidas DISTRICT_M1 takes a Bauhaus-inspired design approach to classic yet modern sports watches. It has a round silhouette and oozes elegance. It has a three-hand movement that displays seconds, minutes and hours. Photo by AdidasCrafted from stainless steel and hardened mineral crystal, the DISTRICT_M1’s case was designed to last. It has a Milanese 20mm stainless steel bracelet for a strap. It’s water resistant up to 50 meters and is available in: The gorgeous gold color option as shown above A suave silver with navy gray color A beautiful color combo of black & copper Adidas DISTRICT_LX2 The latest version of the massively successful DISTRICT line of Adidas watches is the _LX2. It was released in celebration of the M1’s success and enduring style. Only 250 have ever been made, making this one of the most exclusive Adidas watches on the market. It has all the same features as its muse, the M1, with the addition of a date indicator. Photo by AdidasThese sports watches have a stainless steel case, a Japanese quartz movement and a leather strap produced by the Horween tannery. The back of each case is engraved with the production run number. It’s available in the simple yet striking silver, black and tan color palette as pictured below as well as in a brown, olive green & rose gold option. Adidas PROCESS_L1 The focus of the Adidas PROCESS_L1 is clearly on wearability, comfort, stylishness and sensibility. It has a Japanese quartz movement and hands to display hours, minutes & seconds. It consists of a 20mm genuine leather watch strap, a stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal and a feeling of laid-back luxury. Photo by AdidasIt’s water resistant up to 100 meters – making this one of the top sports watches on the market. In terms of colors, it’s available in the collegiate navy, dark brown and silver color option as pictured below as well as the following color options: Gun metal, stone and bone option Blue, dark brown and gold Black and gold Rose gold, collegiate navy and black Adidas PROCESS_M1 Similar in design and principle to the L1 mentioned above, the Adidas PROCESS_M1 is one of the most popular Adidas sports watches. They’re also one of the top sports watches too. The M1 is inspired by simple yet sophisticated designs that can be worn everyday—for all activities. Photo by Adidas  It consists of a Japanese quartz movement and has hands for seconds, minutes & hours. Its case is stainless steel with hardened mineral crustal while its strap is made from a 6-link 20mm stainless steel bracelet. It’s available in navy blue and silver, rose gold, black & white as well as the black & copper color combo pictured below. Final Thoughts on Sports Watches If one thing is for certain it’s that Adidas watches sure are stylish. While they aren’t designed with luxury and elegance in mind by any stretch of the imagination, these sports watches look good and are practical.

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  10. New Watches: Top 4 Watches Released in 2020

    New Watches: Top 4 Watches Released in 2020

    If one thing is for certain about 2020, it’s that it’s going to be a weird year for watches. Given the current landscape, many launches for brands such as Patek Philippe, Tudor and Rolex have been postponed until 2021. Thankfully, a few incredible new watches have already been released. Let’s take a look at 4 of the best new watches 2020 has revealed so far. While we’re certain that many other new watches will be introduced throughout the course of 2020, here are the best of the best as of early 2020. 1: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition We’ve discussed the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition quite recently and still feel that it is arguably one of the most exciting new watches that has been released in 2020 so far. This addition to the Seamaster collection can be seen in the James Bond film, No Time to Die. The best—or worst depending on who you ask—part about the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition is that it is part of a non-limited series. It’s water resistant up to 30 bars (1000 feet), shock resistant, has a built-in helium escape valve decompression system and has anti-magnetic properties. Omega Official Website   It is a slightly slimmer version of the standard 300M Diver and features a brown dial & a titanium mesh bracelet with an adjustable buckle. Inside this beautiful timepiece is the Co-Axial Master Chromometer 8806. 2: Seiko Black Series Limited Editions Seiko’s new watches released back in February and March can be classed as honorary members of our round-up of best black watches for men. Inspired by the ocean at nighttime, the Seiko Black Series Limited Editions is made up of the SLA035J1, SPB125J1 and the SSC761J1. The SLA035J1, released in March 2020, is water-resistant up to 300 meters and features the 8L35 movement. It has a black, red & white design with Lumibrite on its hands, bezel & index to ensure it can be ready in the dark depths of the sea. Only 600 have been made. Seiko Official Website   The SPB125J1 and SSC761J1 were both released in February. The SPB125J1 is an automatic with a 6R35 caliber and features a black & orange color scheme. 7,000 have been made. The SSC761J1 features a solar movement and a V192 caliber & has a black, red & orange color scheme. Only 3,500 have been made. Both new watches are water-resistant up to 200 meters and feature Lumibrite on its hands & indexes. 3: Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase Jewelry If you ever wondered what a watch with more than 1,300 diamonds would look like, look no further than the Égérie Moon Phase Jewelry from Vacheron Constantin. Released in late March, this striking timepiece features 1,345 diamonds and is constructed from 18k white gold. It is a non-limited edition and is just one of Vacheron Constantin’s many, many diamond watches. Vacheron-Constantin Official Website   The Égérie Moon Phase Jewelry features a 1088L caliber and is an automatic watch. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters and its design consists of: A 246-diamond adorned 18k white gold case An 18k white gold dial set with 510 diamonds 18k white gold bracelet that is covered in diamonds We’ll be the first to admit that this watch is far more pretty than it is practical, but we do admire Vacheron Constantin’s effort to attract more female customers while proudly showing off their phenomenal craftsmanship. 4: Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic Released in January, this beautiful bad boy is the latest addition to the Hublot Big Bang Collection. The Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic is a striking timepiece of which there are only 100 pieces available. It features a HUB9011 caliber and has a 14-day power reserve. The MP-11 Red Magic has a polished red titanium case, a sapphire crystal dial, and a textured black rubber strap. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters and reminds fans of a Ferrari engine. Hublot Official Website   It is one of the best and most beautiful high-tech ceramic watches. Partly because most ceramic watches are black or white in color while this daring design is a bold red one. Final Thoughts And there you have it: the four watches released in 2020 you should know about. And there are many new watches you should keep watch for including the Chanel J12 X-Ray and the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition. Whether you simply want to keep up to date with recent watch releases and news or are updating your wish list to include the latest models on the market is up to you. What do you think about these watches? Were they worth the wait or will you be watching to see what else 2020 brings with it?

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  11. What Are the Most Durable Watches?

    What Are the Most Durable Watches?

    When it comes to investing in a watch, no matter the price range, it needs to suit your unique preferences. And for many individuals, durable watches are much more valuable even than style or extra features. The Importance of Durable Watches Perhaps your job requires a lot of physical movement and hard handling? Or you simply want one watch that will last you for years instead of months? Does that sound like you? The good news is that you can get strong watches without sacrificing all the other important aspects such as aesthetics. Leading watch designers have got your back and some models will last long while still helping you look suave, sexy and modern…whatever your preference is. Many aspects of your watch determine its durability, so remember to consider all of them. You need a sturdy strap as well as strong interior components that won’t stop working after a slight impact. The crystal must be strong, and the movable parts should all be resistant to wear & tear. Now, we list some of the most durable watches—in their construction, straps and interior components—on the current market so you can compare them and find the winner. 5 of the Most Durable Watches to Consider Casio G-Shock Range We’ll start with one for the ladies: you can get durability and still seem feminine & stylish because you can get this model in various colors. Want pink? Sure! Also black models. But all of them look stunning thanks to details such as pink gold finishes.   Photo from Casio   But we’re talking about durability here, right? This Casio watch will stand the test of time thanks to a 200m water resistance and the strong resin band. It will keep on working because it’s resistant to shock and magnetic fields. Some may find this watch a bit bulky with its case measuring 49×45.9×15.8mm, in which case you can consider the next model. Seiko Sportura The Seiko team also has a phenomenal range for women who want strong watches and the 10 bar water-resistance of the Sportura watches is proof of this. The 37.2mm diameter is comfortable to wear, the daintier designs are attractive to many ladies and you still get the strength of a stainless steel case. Suunto Traverse Alpha If you’re in search for strong watches for men, many consumers turn to Suunto. This brand has a range of strong options, but the Traverse Alpha Series comes out on top. Photo from suunto officialAs stated, you don’t have to sacrifice style if you want a durable timekeeper. This model is ultra-modern, and you can pick one of a range of color options. Copper is especially eye-catching. The durability is thanks to sapphire crystal used, which means it won’t easily shatter after a little bump against a door, tree, or wall. The case is formed out of a composite that has enduring strength. Stainless steel is used for the bezel so you know that each component will give you optimum durability. The specs also speak of its value because it has a 100m water resistance rating. And don’t worry, the textile strap will last a long time, or you can try the brand’s silicone bands too. Luminox Sea Series ANU When a watch carries a label of being appropriate for navy use, you know you have a sturdy design, right? That’s what you get from Luminox in the brand’s Sea Series. The ANU (Authorized for Navy Use) label shows its strength. You’re also guaranteed a long-term investment because the lithium battery can last for eight years or even longer. The sturdiness continues in the strap because the steel buckle will serve you a long time, even with daily handling. It can resist water up to 200m and the sapphire crystal won’t break easily. Your PU strap is comfortable to wear and long-lasting. Marathon Search and Rescue TSAR Military Divers Watch If you’re looking for durable watches, it’s always wise to trust a model designed with rough handling in mind. This model from Marathon is made for search and rescue teams that often put their clothes & jewelry through tough conditions, so you know this one will suit your needs of durability. You can pick between a steel and rubber strap; both will wear comfortably and last a long time. A leather option is also available if you want a stylish look. Photo from marathonwatch official   With a sapphire crystal cover, you know it will still look new for a long time. It has a submersion rating of 30ATM. And inside the watch you’ll find tritium gas tubes. These are known to last over 20 years, proving that this is one of THE strong watches you need to consider this year. There’s no question that these durable watches will last you a long time. And yes, it’s worth paying a little more for a leading brand such as Suunto, because you know that with one of these, you’re making a long term investment.

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