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Aurelian ·

Submissions Requested

Are you ready to be De-Influenced the @Porthole and @Aurelian way? (Blame @Deeperblue for the inspiration .) The premise is this: suggest a watch mode...
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Aurelian ·

CNS Watch Bands Website Shut Down

Patent trolls have shut down CNS's website. You may remember that they had to discontinue calling their straps "NATO" straps because someone pre-empti...
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Aurelian ·

In Praise of Small Watches

We have been conditioned to believe that a watch surface should completely obscure the surface of our wrist. It was not always so. In the past case an...
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Recent Comments

Aurelian commented on Submissions Requested ·

What are you, a leprechaun? Did Darby O'Gill put you up to asking this?

This watch is like a one note bossa nova, once you "get" it, you tire of it.

Aurelian commented on To Bulova or Not to Bulova....that is the question! ·

Vintage is my recommendation (surprise). They are affordable, watchmakers can work on them, and there are endless styles to choose from.

Modern Bulova under Citizen is like a great old rock band who continues to tour and play their greatest hits. It's not like seeing them in their prime.

Aurelian commented on Pocket Rocket Refurb ·

Great job.

Aurelian commented on Do people actually like Richard Mille? ·

Richard Mille lives rent free in the minds of collectors.

Aurelian commented on Citizen Bullhead radioactive issue... It's not! ·

Why must I always be right? It is my burden, I suppose.

Aurelian commented on Why don't we talk more about ...... Revue Thommen? ·

Many classic era Wittnauer contain Revue movements. They are often of the better sort.

Aurelian commented on Submissions Requested ·

It may just be the rendering, but the "1" and the "2" in the "12" seem misaligned.

Stare at it for a while as any desire for buying that watch dissipates. At least Seiko can align numerals.

More posts

Aurelian ·

Descriptive Brand Names

It always tickles my ear when I hear certain brand names because they either have meaning regarding time keeping or are puns on the subject. There are very few of them, often these cute names are rese...
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Aurelian ·

My Holden Caulfield Problem

There are times when I throw a sarcastic comment here or there on one of your posts indicating that I disagree with the nomenclature that watch enthus...
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Aurelian ·

Vintage Fakes

Before homages, clomages, and outright modern fakes there was another world. This was the world of the street hustler who offered you a fine Swiss lux...
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Aurelian ·

Query: I want to show you something...

...a watch. And, I don't want to tell you anything about it. I want to display it completely shorn of any context or subtext, just a picture. You must supply the meaning. Where should I post this watc...
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Aurelian ·

Censor For A Day!

We all know that WatchCrunch is meant for civil watch nerd discussions. If you have been around a minute you also know that you can also mute certain folks if you find them upsetting or annoying (it i...
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Aurelian ·

The perils of vintage #381

I broke a watchmaker. This man had done good work for me for the better part of a decade and he is hanging up his loupe. He told me that at 70 his eye...
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Aurelian ·

How Deep Is Your Love?

Cause we're livin' in a world of fools, breakin' us down, when they all should let us be. Actually, how deep is your knowledge? Which of these old Swiss companies was instrumental in the founding of t...
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