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Alpina Alpiner Extreme Regulator: A Lot Of Bang For Your Buck!

After spending a few days with the Alpina Alpiner Extreme Regulator, Martin Green felt it was good looking, comfortable to wear and offers a lot of bang for your buck!

A Collector’s View: Old School By Massena Lab And Luca Soprana (Live Photos) – Reprise

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In GaryG's 30 years of “serious” participation in the watch hobby, he has met few, if any, more interesting individuals than William Massena Rohr, founder and leader of Massena Lab, and Luca Soprana, an independent complications specialist. Here, Gary reviews (and photographs) the Old School watch collaboration between Soprana and Massena Lab.

Why I Bought It: Vintage Mathey-Tissot Type 20 Big Eye Chronograph – Reprise

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This is the story of GaryG's pursuit, and eventual capture, of a classic vintage watch: a Type 20 “big eye” flyback chronograph manufactured by Mathey-Tissot.

Victor & Charles Karma Champagne: Sensational Taste, But The Jury Is Out On That Diamond

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Ken Gargett thinks that the Victor & Charles Karma champagne is an interesting addition to the champagne firmament and is certainly a magnificently presented. And if anyone finds a practical purpose for that diamond, please let him know.

Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-Interpretation Save The Ocean Limited Edition SLA055 And SLA057: Diving Deep! – Reprise

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Japanese watch giant Seiko once again draws upon its many years of experience in the discipline of diver’s watches to reboot a timepiece from 1968 for a new generation. The two Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-Interpretation Save the Ocean limited edition timepieces are real dive watches made for professional divers and pioneering adventurers, manufactured to weather the most extreme situations under water.

Martin Green’s Five Favorite Watches Of 2022

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While we are already quite a bit into 2023, Martin Green contemplates the year we left behind. He finds that sometimes it takes a while to understand and appreciate a new watch. Here he looks at a few of his favorite watches of 2022.

Why I Bought It: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M – Reprise

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After a year of ownership, Saad Chaudhry has taken his Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M to the end of the world, a dinner at a yacht club, and the open road as well as the open sea. The polished bezel has scars from doing battle against train commuters and car doors. The clasp has scraped against his keyboard more times than he cares to admit. However the watch still looks remarkably good. Here he explains why he bought it (and kept it) a year after the purchase and whether he would do it all over again.

John McGonigle Oileán H-B1 Triple Calendar Chronograph: I Don’t Know Of A More Beautiful Complicated Movement Available For The Money – Reprise

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John McGonigle has launched the H-B1, the first watch under his solo brand Oileán. It's a beautifully hand-finished triple-calendar column wheel chronograph powered by a highly modified new-old stock Valjoux 88 movement. While not cheap, Ian Skellern thinks it’s the best value-for-money, exquisitely hand-finished, complicated watch he has ever seen.

Ming 37.05 Moonphase: Form Over Function Has Rarely Looked Better

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It’s been over a year since the 37.05 Moonphase launched and very quickly sold out, but it’s been on Joshua Munchow's mind ever since it debuted. Here he explains why - and why he wants one!

Why I Bought It: Kudoke Flieger Concept (KFC) – Reprise

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Bhanu Chopra picked up his unique piece Kudoke Flieger Concept from Stefan and Ev Kudoke over lunch at their favorite steakhouse in Dresden, Germany. Here he describes how and why he fell in love with this unique one-off timepiece and what makes Kudoke's watches so special in general.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle and the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

The Sense And Non-Sense Of Watches In Movies – Reprise

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There was a time when viewers didn't consciously pay that much attention to what kind of wristwatches movie characters wore. This often meant that actors wore their personal watches on set, sometimes even when it didn't suit the movie. Today placing a wristwatch in a big film is big business, which also changes the types of timepieces characters now wear.

No Secret: The Journe Society Chronometer From F.P. Journe – Repise

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While these days community building in the enthusiast realm seems increasingly the domain of brand-agnostic organizations, there remain old-school organizations whose members are devoted to the watches of a single maker. One such example is the Journe Society, a small, low-profile group of enthusiast collectors. GaryG sheds some light on the group and its specially commissioned group watch.
Patek Philippe Reference 5001T Sky Moon Tourbillon,

Patek Philippe 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon:  The Most Complicated Wristwatch Produced By Patek Philippe

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The Patek Philippe 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon launched in platinum for the 2001 model year, the 12-complication featured two dials. Dial one was devoted to a moonphase indicator and a perpetual calendar with retrograde date display. On the sub-dial display for months, simple text promised a tourbillon regulator within the case.

3 Annual Calendars From Patek Philippe, Parmigiani Fleurier, And Omega That Will Only Need One Adjustment In 2023

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The annual calendar is much more practical than a standard calendar, which needs correction in all months with 30 days or less; the annual calendar only needs correcting once a year in February. For owners of this noble yet practical complication, making this adjustment marks a yearly highlight. In celebration of the annual calendar, here are three exciting new models to kick off 2022 in style.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Copper Brown: Color Me Copper

The BR 05 Copper Brown is very eye-catching in Martin Green's opinion and the sunburst effect on the dial gives a beautiful play of light, with the hue of the dial going from salmon to a darker tone of brown, depending on the angle and lighting.

Tips For The Wines And Vintages To Buy In 2023

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New year is traditionally a time for taking stock and wine lovers are no different. Many will review their own cellars, assess what is ready for drinking, what needs more time and in some cases, what might have passed its best window. They will also look to the future. What should they target? Ken Gargett shares his tips on the wines to consider adding to your cellar.

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