SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART II, SWITZERLAND

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

SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART I, GERMANY.

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.

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Big Date 41mm (01 751 7697 4264-07 5 20 15GFC): Hands on review & unboxing.

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.

How to use your watch as a compass. Featuring the Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting (V 45 CC DT 5N BL)

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)

Oris Aquis Date (01 733 7730 4157-07 5 24 10EB): hands on review & unboxing.

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.

Rolex GMT-Master II (116713LN): Hands on review & unboxing.

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.