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Montblanc 0 Oxygen

Can anyone speak to the quality and reliability of this piece? I haven’t seen much about this brand.

Son’s first purchase

Little dude bought his first watch without consulting me (gasp!). Let’s see if he catches the bug like his old man.

Speedtimer owners: I’ve got a strap for sale

The only complaint about the Speedtimer may be the bracelet’s lack of adjustment. If you want a different look, check out this Monstraps FKM rubber st...

Recent Comments

commented on New Piece En-Route ·

Very cool! It’s on my short list, excited to see yours!

commented on Destro watches... what's the big deal?! ·

I understand. My point is most people are (a) right handed and use the crown with their right hand or (b) left handed and use the crown with their right hand (like me). Destro just feels weird, right?

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commented on Destro watches... what's the big deal?! ·

If 90% of the watch community wear on their left wrist, wouldn’t Destro already be popular?

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commented on Watch collection 2024 ·

Time for a bigger box! Those are my two favorite Seikos.

commented on SOTC (full) Q1 2024 ·

How often do you wear the Spirit 37? I’ve been considering getting one.

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Good advice for buying a watch

For the uninitiated, here is the best advice for buying a watch.

Watches.of.Espionage ♠️ on Instagram: "Advice for Buying a Watch (Link in Bio) The most common question we get is “What should I buy for my first watch?” Instead of giving you the answer, this week we walk through some steps on how to think about buying a watch or expanding your collection. -Buy what makes you happy; no one else cares what you are wearing and 99.9% of people will not notice the watch you have on your wrist. (This one is cliché but it’s entirely true.) -Buy the watch you can afford. You won't be happy if you spend more than you can afford. “Buyer’s remorse” is real and can undermine the sense of satisfaction from wearing the watch. DO NOT FINANCE YOUR WATCH. -Don't buy for investment. Your watch may appreciate in value, but buy with the expectation you will wear it until you die (and a loved one will wear it after you die). That’s not what they’re made for, and treating a watch like a financial instrument takes away something from the passion. -When in doubt, stick with a known brand: Seiko, Sinn, Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Tudor, JLC, IWC, Bremont, Patek, etc. -Buy the seller and build a relationship with that person. If the deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. -Take your time. Do your research. Even if you have the money to buy the watch you want right away, spend time learning about the different variations and history of the reference or brand. As a closing remark, don't feel like you need a "luxury watch," a ~$500 watch can be just as meaningful as a $5,000 watch. As we have said many times, the man makes the watch, not the other way around. -W.O.E."

Five watch collection

Here’s my contribution to the five watch collection trend. I tried to pick a diverse group even though I omitted my GWM5610. Black Bay 58: my tried an...

Bracelet options for Seaforth IV Ti?

Loving my SFIV but would enjoy a titanium bracelet as well. Is Zelos my only option for a good fit?

Unexpected NWA

I’ve been chasing this 🐼 for a while. I even tried the 917, 817 and 815 but couldn’t match the 813. Got an offer I couldn’t refuse on this BNIB piece...

First watch of 2024

I reached a point at the end of last year where I wasn’t motivated to get another watch. Weird, I know. So I did some research on micro brands and got...