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?

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.

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 Submariner Date (116610LV) and Tudor Heritage Black Bay (79230G): Hands on review & comparison

Rolex Submariner Date-116610LV: Introduction As far as icons of the watch industry go, the Rolex Submariner is in a class of its own. For many years now the famous model has been arguably the most sought after watch ever made. Demand has not slowed down. Take a look at the Submariners that are cast from … Continue reading Rolex Submariner Date (116610LV) and Tudor Heritage Black Bay (79230G): Hands on review & comparison