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Graf Zeppelin Dual Time 7640-1 Review Score 88%

Graf Zeppelin Dual Time 7640-1 Review

I really enjoy this watch in every objective and subjective way. I think it’s beautiful to look at, and I love how well incorporated the big date and dual time complications are. I also love the domed crystal, which is easily my favorite part of the watch. If you’ve got $300 to spend on a new watch, have a look at this one.

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Seiko Recraft SNKN01 Automatic Review Score 87%

Seiko Recraft SNKN01 Automatic Review

The SNKN01 is a great looking watch that is powered by the legendary 7S26 automatic movement. For someone looking for an affordable automatic, the SNKN01 - and the Recraft series of watches - offer a lot of value. I've seen this watch for as low as $110 on Amazon, and at that price it's an obvious choice. It doesn't get much better than that.

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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.

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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 88%

Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic Review

It's hard not to appreciate what Seiko offers in the 5 series. The SNK809 is a good looking, basic automatic watch that offers little frills... and has a diminutive price point to match. Whenever anyone starts getting into watches, the most popular recommendation for a first automatic is - by far - a Seiko 5. Buy a couple of complimentary straps and you can wear it just about anywhere, anytime. This is such a great watch.