Now onto the second part of our digital encyclopaedia of case and movement finishes! In Part I, we went through the simpler world of case finishes, if you haven't read that first we'd recommend it as it will set you up nicely for the much more complex series of movement finishes! Part I can be … Continue reading Movement finishes: Part II
There's a lot of tricky terminology when it comes to watches. These can be quite confusing, especially when you're new in the watch game! And one that comes up particularly frequently is the word 'finish'. The finish is the manufacturing process where the surface texture of a metal is manipulated to give it an attractive … Continue reading Case finishes: Part I
Today we have with us two unique watches from the German manufacturer NOMOS Glashütte (we'll emit the umlaut from here on in for simplicity). The Tangente 38 and Ahoi Datum 40.3mm NOMOS have not been around for too long but despite this have left their mark already on the watchmaking industry with their minimalist design, … Continue reading Zwei NOMOS! NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 & Ahoi Datum 40.3mm: hands on review and unboxing.
It's our 50th blog post! and to celebrate we have some really cool watches out! Let's start by stating the obvious. Some watches are expensive, and some aren't! This is the sad truth for all high end watch enthusiasts as the most desirable pieces are often the most expensive! Take the current Rolex market and … Continue reading Three watches: same functions, over £14,000 price difference! Why?
In Part I of our TWS history lesson we explored the tumultuous past of Horology in Germany, if you haven't read that and you would like to, jump back to last week's blog post by clicking here. Up to date...? Good! SWITZERLAND: While we began the history of German watchmaking with the fact the first portable … Continue reading SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART II, SWITZERLAND
Throughout watchmaking, you will see two countries popping up. Switzerland, and Germany. The most prestigious watch brands around historically were based in either of these two countries. such as A. Lange and Söhne in Glashütte Germany and Rolex in Geneva Switzerland as perfect examples. but the history of these key horological locations is completely different … Continue reading SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART I, GERMANY.
Today on review we have another distinguished Oris wristwatch at an equally brilliant price from our ore-owned site: https://www.thewatchsource.co.uk/preowned/ ! In 1938 Oris first released the Oris Big Crown. Yet the designs we see Oris release today are un-recognisable from the original. So how and why has the design changed and what are the Big … Continue reading Oris Big Crown ProPilot Big Date 41mm (01 751 7697 4264-07 5 20 15GFC): Hands on review & unboxing.
Not all diving watches are created equally.
A quick read this week featuring the breath taking Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting (V 45 CC DT 5N BL) and a useful tip that you can use with any analogue watch, be it automatic or mechanical! Our TWS top tip for today is how to use your analogue watch as a compass. If you are … Continue reading How to use your watch as a compass. Featuring the Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting (V 45 CC DT 5N BL)
These watches are virtually identical, yet different as night and day!
Today on review we have a brand spanking new Oris Aquis Date Ref: 01 733 7730 4157-07 5 24 10EB. We all have grail watches, and while reviewing watches that the vast majority of us can't afford is a lot of fun, It's about time we reviewed something that won't break the bank, but will still … Continue reading Oris Aquis Date (01 733 7730 4157-07 5 24 10EB): hands on review & unboxing.
This watch needs little introduction and there is a lot of hype surrounding Royal Oak Offshore models so we'll take a look at just how unique this steel beast is!
Whilst we have so many Rolexes here at The Watch Source Pre-Owned site: https://www.thewatchsource.co.uk/preowned/ we decided it is about time we reviewed one of these stunning pieces. Beginning with arguable, one of the most superb pieces of all the Rolex range, the two-tone GMT-Master II 116713LN. HISTORY: As with many of Rolex's creations and if … Continue reading Rolex GMT-Master II (116713LN): Hands on review & unboxing.
It is clear to see the elegant nature of this piece from our extensive in house photograph. But, the experience of this stunning watch needs more description than just photos can provide.
Some polished, some brushed, some with accents of colour others in a functional mono-tone and some made with precious metals compared to the stark, cold stainless steel of its siblings. All begs one big question, are these watches tools, or jewels?
Breitling themselves describe the Avenger Hurricane 50 as "beyond superlatives". Bold claims, just how impressive is the is it?