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Corniche Heritage 40 Review Score 88%

Corniche Heritage 40 Review

The two-handed dial is unique and presented beautifully, as is the rose gold case and the laser-etched backplate. In every respect, the Heritage 40 demonstrates the care that went into its design and build. Priced alongside comparable quartz watches from Swiss and Japanese watchmakers, the Heritage 40 absolutely deserves your consideration if you’re wanting a dress watch that’s different but still classic.

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Bulova 97A121 Automatic Review Score 85%

Bulova 97A121 Automatic Review

This Bulova has as lot of things going for it. First, it's a great looking open heart that isn't over styled; It's competitively priced, clocking in somewhere around $300 - $350; it's built well, like every other Bulova I've reviewed to date. It's a great watch and has earned a great recommendation from me. Check it out!

Bulova 97A121 Automatic Review Score 85%

Bulova 97A121 Automatic Review

This Bulova has as lot of things going for it. First, it's a great looking open heart that isn't over styled; It's competitively priced, clocking in somewhere around $300 - $350; it's built well, like every other Bulova I've reviewed to date. It's a great watch and has earned a great recommendation from me. Check it out!

Corniche Heritage 40 Review Score 88%

Corniche Heritage 40 Review

The two-handed dial is unique and presented beautifully, as is the rose gold case and the laser-etched backplate. In every respect, the Heritage 40 demonstrates the care that went into its design and build. Priced alongside comparable quartz watches from Swiss and Japanese watchmakers, the Heritage 40 absolutely deserves your consideration if you're wanting a dress watch that's different but still classic.

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The movement to a watch is what an engine is to a car. Our love for the wristwatch extends to any well made timepiece, whether it has a battery or a mainspring inside.

We believe that the mechanical wristwatch is an incredible piece of engineering; a proverbial beating heart that can tick more than a billion times over the course of its life. In each review, we assess the movement and test its accuracy; long-term reviews discuss its reliability and lifetime accuracy.

When a watch is an excellent example of the best you can find at its price point, we add it to our picks. These are our favorite- check them out!

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Hamilton Pan-Europ: Then vs Now

After going to a local watch meet I met doncommando, who agreed to loan me his vintage Pan-Europ for a while so I could snap some photos. Just a couple of weeks later, Justin at Gem by Carati loaned me a brand-new Pan-Europ Auto Chrono for a few days. I thought this was the ideal time to get some side-by-side shots of the vintage Pan-Europ and its modern re-imagining.

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Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic Review Score 83%

Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic Review

The Seiko 5 is in many ways the perfect "first" automatic. It's inexpensive but not cheap, and the SNK809 variant is small but not dainty. Its simple face and day/date complications make for an easy pairing with about any strap- it's a simple change, too. It has an MSRP of $185, though I regularly find it available for less than half of that. If you're looking for an inexpensive automatic and want something built to last, the Seiko 5 SNK809 is an excellent choice.