A pre-owned Omega Speedmaster on the wrist (photo courtesy Bob’s Watches)

How To Spot A Fake Omega Wristwatch (Archive)

Omega, which was founded in 1848, is one of the world’s oldest, most highly respected, and popular watch manufacturers, so it should come as no surprise that the brand is frequently the target of counterfeiters. If you are considering purchasing an Omega, here is some advice to help spot a possible counterfeit.

Dial view: Carpe Diem Only Watch unique clock from Agenhor and HEAD Genève

Why I Bought It: Carpe Diem “Only Watch” by Agenhor and HEAD Genève

Autumn 2017 was the third consecutive year that I traveled to Geneva to partake of the excitement that is the November auction weekend, and this time around I had the good fortune to win the very first lot in that day’s auction: the Carpe Diem clock developed by Agenhor in collaboration with design school HEAD Genève. Here’s why I bought it.

Haldimann Central Balance Pure H12

The Case For Steel: Here’s Why Stainless Steel Is The Most Precious Metal For Watches (Archive)

In the world of watches, especially with regards to collecting, rarity is a large factor contributing to the cost of a luxury timepiece. The reason is because rarity is almost always an implied condition that seems beyond control – like it just happens. In this article Joshua explains why he thinks that out of all the metals, especially the white metals like platinum and white gold, stainless steel is the most precious metal.

An Omega Speedmaster Professional Speedy Tuesday limited edition at the Chrono24 GTG in Karlsruhe (photo courtesy Alex Stiebritz/AMX Studio)

Chrono24’s First GTG Successfully Unites Watch Lovers (With Video)

Many watch aficionados are likely to be familiar with Chrono24, the world’s leading watch platform for buying and selling new, vintage, and pre-owned watches. Well, it just held its first GTG in Karlsruhe, where the company is based. Elizabeth Doerr attended and now gives us a first-hand report.

Navigating The Grey Market: A Retail Expert Explains The Whys And Wherefores (Archive)

Friends, colleagues, and clients have posed many questions about the grey market for fine timepieces over the years. Most recently, my post ‘A Cautionary Tale on Buying New Watches Online’ was met with quite a few comments, quite possibly leaving more questions than answers. Here are a few answers.

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 in stainless steel with black dial

Behind The Lens: Rare Lange 1 Limited Editions (Archive)

In this edition of ‘Behind the Lens,’ GaryG pays tribute to the introduction of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 on October 24, 1994. He brings us stunning images of two very special variants of the classic watch: the rare Cellini limited edition, of which only 25 were made for the New York City retailer, and the even rarer stainless steel Lange 1, which was not a limited edition per se, but certainly a (very) limited sort-of production watch.

Andreas Strehler Lune Exacte

The 8 Most Accurate Moon Phase Wristwatches (Archive)

Waxing poetically about moon phases has gotten me excited enough to take a trip through certain “phases” of engineering excellence . Here we bring you the eight most accurate moon phases currently fitted into a wristwatch. Join us on this odyssey through space and time.

Striking colors: Patek Philippe Ref. 2526 in yellow gold with black enamel dial

Why I Bought It: Patek Philippe Reference 2526 ‘Gobbi Milano’

A good friend of mine owns a cream-dialed Reference 2526, and I’d often admired it over the years but hadn’t really understood the role that the 2526 plays in Patek Philippe’s history until talking with him and other watch pals and doing some late-night online research. Read on to learn why I bought this special “Gobbi Milano” edition from 1954 on an exciting spur of a moment.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Reverso 1931

Why I Bought It: Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute To Reverso 1931 (Archive)

Over the twenty-odd years he’s been buying “serious” watches, GaryG has purchased more pieces bearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand name than any other, by far. Within the Jaeger-LeCoultre pantheon, one watch sub-group stands out for him: the Reverso. Between his wife and he, they’ve bought a total of seven Reverso models. Given that, why add another? In this instance, the Reverso Tribute to 1931?

Ouchhh!!! This Rolex Submariner has seen better times

5 Unexpected Ways You Might Damage A Mechanical Watch (Archive)

Timepiece repairs can be expensive and often take a long time, so you generally want to avoid damaging a watch. John Keil lists five common things you may not be aware of that can damage a watch and how to prevent them.