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Robert-Jan Broer

Robert-Jan Broer
Jan 05, 2018

Both brands belong to the Swatch Group and both carry dress watches as well as sports watches. Union Glashütte is one of the brands from the German watch “mile“ in the Glashütte village, near Dresden. Tissot is Swiss and has its headquarters in Bienne, where you’ll also find other Swatch Group brands and Rolex production plants. Let’s take a closer look at these watches.

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Robert-Jan Broer
Dec 29, 2017

When Rolex brought their Submariner (in three different versions) to the market in 1954 (launched in 1953!), Omega had already had their Seamaster collection for about six years. However, the Submariner was a real divers watch, whereas the Seamaster was a waterproof and dust-free watch that showed a lot of similarities to the more expensive Constellation dress watch. It would take until 1957 for Omega to introduce their "answer" to the Rolex Submariner.

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Robert-Jan Broer
Nov 29, 2017

Lewis Hamilton just won the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, his 4th to date. It is a very impressive accomplishment for both him and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport team. The current record holder is driver Michael Schumacher, who won 7 Formula 1 World Championships. But what about their watches?

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Robert-Jan Broer
Oct 24, 2017

The chronograph is probably one of the most sought-after complications. It is also one of the most complex movements to construct and develop. Forget about perpetual calendars or tourbillons – the chronograph is incredibly demanding for the engineers working at manufactures. In this article, we will show you our top 10 chronographs.

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Robert-Jan Broer
Oct 17, 2017

One of the most iconic watches in the world, the Rolex Submariner. A watch for people who want to show off some of their success as well as a piece for serious watch collectors. But why is it so special, or a status symbol even? We try to list the most important facts.

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Robert-Jan Broer
Sep 19, 2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Omega Speedmaster. The chronograph that became the Moonwatch in 1969 and remains part of the official equipment for NASA astronauts today. It did not become the choice for NASA by accident, of course, but rather was the top performer in tests by NASA engineers looking at watches' ability to withstand the abuse and extreme conditions of space.

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Robert-Jan Broer
Aug 31, 2017

If you are keen on buying “sleeper” watches, or those pieces that will become more sought after and thus more valuable over time, you’ll need to do your homework. A model’s history, movement types (think Ebel with the El Primero movement), the collector’s scene, and the current market can all influence prices significantly. Also, there is no guarantee that the watch you choose will become collectible in the future.

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Robert-Jan Broer
Aug 01, 2017

In this series, we focus on one particular vintage watch or a watch collection from the past. For this installment, we are looking at Tudor’s Oysterdate “Big Block” Chronograph models; a chronograph that is now quite popular, though it was neglected by the masses for some time. Since Tudor’s reintroduction into the European and US markets a few years ago (2010), interest in vintage Tudor timepieces has taken flight.

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Robert-Jan Broer
Jul 07, 2017

There is not one single watch out there that can be used in every circumstance and all situations. However, we will do our best to help you find a watch that is nearly perfect for every occasion. In the end, the perfect watch for every occasion is about you: your personal preferences, daily schedule, hobbies and activities, and, of course, your taste.

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Robert-Jan Broer
Jun 20, 2017

ETA, the company that initially founded by Eterna, has been part of the Swatch Group for decades. Their aim is to develop and create movements for watch manufactures, from relatively cheap quartz movements to mechanical movements with complications such as calendars and chronographs.

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