Pilot Watch

For those unaware, LIMES (like fan-favorite Archimede) is a brand under the ICKLER umbrella, a family-owned company that has been manufacturing watches and watch cases in Pforzheim since 1924. That is to say, LIMES watches come with decades of know-how, with much of the development and production (barring the Swiss-made…

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Chicago-based Astor+Banks is a new brand that concentrates on affordable watches with a military-style design. Generally speaking, brands describe their watches with some pretty highfalutin language. I mean, who can blame them? If they don’t do it, who will? Nevertheless, it was refreshing to see Astor + Banks of Chicago…

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Athough not one of the five original brands that manufactured WWII Fliegers, German brand Archimede has taken up a strong position today as a value-driven producer of this classic design. Over the years, the firm has offered pilot watches in a variety of case materials and sizes, movements, and dials…

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Reviewing The Historic Glycine Watches

Acquisitions are rarely a surprise in this day and age, and especially in this industry, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t at least a bit surprised to learn that the majority stake of Glycine Watch S.A. has just been sold to the Invicta Watch Group. As pioneers…

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Reviewing The Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time

Such is manner in which the Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time (pictured below) entered the market last year: amidst a hot bath of wide-ranging coverage expressing either admiration or indignation, from both the horological and non-horological press, generating a sustained intrigue that has lasted well past its initial release.Many…

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Introducing The Cool TAG Heuer Formula 1 S3 Watch

The TAG Heuer Formula 1 S3 is really a modified version of TAG’s black Formula 1 chronograph watch, but the story that comes with getting one makes this piece truly a talking point to say the least.And it is reported that  TAG Heuer will be offering something unique along with its…

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Reviewing The IWC Ingenieur AMG Watch

We pull over for a quick break in a shady spot, and this gives us a chance to take a closer look at the strap and clasp, where we discover a shortcoming, at least in warm weather: the seam wicks perspiration from the wrist to the strap’s prettily grained leather inlay,…

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