An introduction to complications: The Longines Master Complications.

In Layman's terms, a complication is an addition to the movement, which brings another dimension to the time keeping capabilities of a watch. In other words, it makes the watch more complicated... Complications vary in funtion, size, expense and complexity. There is no set benchmark for how intricate something must be, or how long it … Continue reading An introduction to complications: The Longines Master Complications.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono: Hands on review

For long enough now, Tudor products have been causing a stir in the watch industry. Long enough to think that the waiting lists and premium pricing is a lot more to do with a high quality swiss manufacturer and less to do with the typical 'Rolex's younger brother' stereotype that has long been with the … Continue reading Tudor Black Bay Chrono: Hands on review

Wrist Measurement – A guide to sizing the perfect watch.

When investing in a Watch, you want to make sure that it fits perfectly.  Even more so when you are purchasing over the internet, this will avoid any further expense in having to visit a local jeweller to adjust your bracelet. And not only will this incur additional expense, most local jewellers are not competent … Continue reading Wrist Measurement – A guide to sizing the perfect watch.

Tag Heuer Carrera Caliber 5 Day Date (war201a.ba0723): Hands on review and unboxing.

Tag Heuer, among the die-hard watch snobs, are often rather unloved. Which is strange, considering they have nearing 160 years in the watch industry, originating as Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG in 1860 That's 8 years longer than IWC, 24 years older than Breitling and 55 years older than Rolex! The company Heuer later being bought out … Continue reading Tag Heuer Carrera Caliber 5 Day Date (war201a.ba0723): Hands on review and unboxing.

A guide to all things chronograph!

Chronographs seem fairly simple. Press a button and it starts the 'stopwatch', press it again, it stops, press another button it resets. Repeat. Sounds simple right? Well for most, it is! But for some, the intricacies of the chronograph, its specific function and the structure of the mechanism is very important. And chances are if … Continue reading A guide to all things chronograph!

Thickest, thinner, thinnest! With the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grand Ultra Thin, Breitling Superocean 42 & Oris ProDiver Chronograph.

A brief read today and another comparative blog post, today comparing the varying thicknesses of watches! From our hands down thickest watch right down to our most slimline piece in stock here at The Watch Source Preowned! 19mm - Oris ProDiver Chronograph 51mm 01 774 7727 7154 We'll begin with the must chunky piece in … Continue reading Thickest, thinner, thinnest! With the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grand Ultra Thin, Breitling Superocean 42 & Oris ProDiver Chronograph.

Movement finishes: Part II

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

Case finishes: Part I

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

Zwei NOMOS! NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 & Ahoi Datum 40.3mm: hands on review and unboxing.

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.

Three watches: same functions, over £14,000 price difference! Why?

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?