Watchbox – Pre-Owned Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual Time

Watchbox – Pre-Owned Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual Time

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Some of you may ask : “What is Watchbox ? “ Well, WatchBox is the global leader in pre-owned luxury watches. So you can now Buy, Sell, or Trade your luxury watch easily with a trusted partner. WatchBox™ is the global destination for luxury pre-owned timepieces, offering an expertly curated inventory of luxury pre-owned watches for sale, personalized client services, educational opportunities and astute editorial content. Founded in 2017, WatchBox is the result of a game-changing partnership between Danny Govberg, CEO of Govberg Jewelers, Tay Liam Wee, former owner of Sincere Watch, and investor-entrepreneur Justin Reis. This partnership brings together unprecedented watch industry experience, innovative technology, sophisticated data systems and marketing, as well as financial strength and business acumen to positively transform the multi-billion-dollar pre-owned luxury watch industry. In August…
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David Daper – A Swiss & Lifestyle “Signature” Brand

David Daper – A Swiss & Lifestyle “Signature” Brand

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Press Release - Time Square Collection from David Daper David Daper, with its first collection, Time Square, has positioned itself as a “Signature” Brand, thanks to a distinctive and highly differentiated product offering.   David Daper creates its own Brand Territory with a unique and minimalist design which answers the request of a generation in search of a strong identity working with their lifestyle. It caters to a mobile community in search of multicultural and urban experiences; a trend-aware community, with sharp product and quality knowledge. Far from the simplistic patterns of 'me-too' brands, David Daper's founders bring their own interpretation of a lifestyle brand. Their experience of high-end watchmaking allows the creation of this first iconic collection, despite a cluttered segment, it is a design recognizable amongst all. The…
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The First Moon Step Watch

The First Moon Step Watch

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Between all the interesting projects we found on Kickstarter, there is one that stands out for originality - The First Moon Step Watch. The watch was inspired by the space stories told by Neil Armstrong himself. The brand owner, Yelena Makarovskaya had the chance to spend some time with the great American astronaut who first set foot on the Moon. [embed]https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/3039347/video-799360-h264_high.mp4[/embed] The First Moon Step Watch was designed for the 50th Anniversary of the first step set by a man on the Moon. The watch’s appearance is lovely and fully original. The 44mm round case has an interesting two-piece construction of steel and it is covered by a domed mineral glass. To be noted that there are no lugs, the strap being mounted between the two constituent parts of the…
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The East and the West of the Brillier Americana Chapter 2 collection

The East and the West of the Brillier Americana Chapter 2 collection

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The Brillier Watch Company is a brand from the US, Arizona to be exact, that takes a big pride from designing and manufacturing their watches in the USA. The Chapter 2 of the Americana collection pays a tribute to the railroad pocket watches used in the era of the American railroad system creation. The railroads were the most important shaping factor of the American history. One of the biggest dates in the railroad history was May 10, 1869: The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. That day, the East and the West united. To mark this significant moment, Brillier Watches released the Chapter 2 East and Chapter 2 West watches. [caption id="attachment_3213" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The East timepiece in gold can be easy identified with the…
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The Moon Watch by Bulova

The Moon Watch by Bulova

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Did you know that Bulova was on the Moon ?... On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 made lunar history and with it a Bulova moon pilot chronograph. Customized for lunar conditions, the watch could precisely track time and ensure that no one ran out of oxygen, water or battery power in the portable life-support-system backpack. Dave Scott's Bulova chronograph which reached the moon was sold in 2015 on auction for 1625000 USD… Oh yeah Dave Scott was the spacecraft commander of Apollo 15. And now you will say :”John why talking about million Dollars watch while Watchisthis is focused on watches priced under 2500$?”. My answer is simple : Affordable “Re-edition”. Nice thing is that Bulova reissued the Moonwatch in a modern version at the very affordable price of 550…
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Fin Watches Spire arrived on Kickstarter

Fin Watches Spire arrived on Kickstarter

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We too often see the same kind of watches on Kickstarter, so when you have a new project with something completely different, you have to talk about it. And it’s a pleasure when it’s a product well thought - something with style, practical application and a genuine philosophy behind it. Fin Watches is the fruit of the imagination of the creators behind the successful « Town 30 photography bag » which was on Kickstarter in 2015 - a camera bag that is stylish and versatile, allowing you to integrate your love of photography into every aspect of your life. It was seriously a great project with a really nice product. Back to the watch – Hin Fan the founder of this new brand told me : « we seek to…
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In search of the new world – Maen Manhattan 40

In search of the new world – Maen Manhattan 40

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Maen Watches is a brand originated from Stockholm, known for their affordable “Classic Moon” timepieces released a while ago and reviewed recently by Watchisthis?!. The two Dutch founders continue their quest in offering high-quality affordable pieces by releasing a new collection named Manhattan 40. The new collection’s name has the same inspiration from the Dutch ship, Halve Maen (Half Moon), which reached in September 1609 the coast of what is known today as New York, the island of Manhattan being one of the most known parts of “the big apple”. This collection will be released on Kickstarter soon and we are happy to be one of the first to present these charming timepieces. The Manhattan 40 has four models in a 40mm diameter case: two 316L stainless steel versions with…
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Building an empire… of watches – Imperium

Building an empire… of watches – Imperium

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We are witnessing, once again, a micro-brand’s attempt to conquer the horological market using a crowdfunding platform. In this case, the Imperium Watches, a small company from Singapore, is trying the impress with not one but three distinctive collections wearing the name of great empires: The British Empire featuring 4 models, the Persian Empire with three watches and the Roman Empire with four watches. “Imperium” comes from Latin and means, in a rough translation, the “power to command”, being at first a military concept used as “General” or “ruler of the Army”. Today, this word is used more with the meaning of “empire”, the names of the collections being quite adequate with the brand name. The Imperium British Empire collection has four watches in 40mm diameter polished steel case, with…
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A glimpse in the future with Longines V.H.P

A glimpse in the future with Longines V.H.P

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Progress is inevitable and one way or another it will take you with it like an ocean wave. So why not embrace it? The same thing applies to the horological parts of our lives. Overall, the progress is there (I am not referring to the classic watchmaking or to the Haute Horlogerie manual techniques): from the first quartz watch the Seiko Astron, more than 40 years ago, till the actual quartz watch is a huge technological advance that cannot be stopped. In the light of progress, Longines released on the 9th March 2017 a new quartz watches line - the V.H.P. (Very High Precision): keeping the Longines signature of elegance, a new type of movement is refining the evolution of the quartz watches, taking it to a new level. This…
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Are There Any Affordable Watches At The SIHH 2017?

Are There Any Affordable Watches At The SIHH 2017?

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With the SIHH 2017 in full swing, many watch enthusiasts follow the news just to see what kind of new masterpieces will hit the market. For many this will be especially a visual spectacle, because even after vigorous saving, many of the new watches are still out of reach. But between all these expensive watches there was all of a sudden one that was not only affordable but even dips below the 1.000 euro (on a leather strap): the Baume et Mercier Classima. For long the Classima has always been Baume et Mercier's backbone. An elegant watch made for everyday use, perfect for any event. That has not changed with the new Classima, which Baume et Mercier offers in three different diameters: 40mm, 36.5mm, and 31mm. This makes the watch…
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