How to choose the Correct Watch Winder

Most watch enthusiasts have at some stage during their collecting career heard of, or even purchased an automatic watch winder. What is a watch winder? A watch winder is a device that winds your automatic watches while you are not wearing them. It looks almost like a watch box, but…

Traditional Escapement vs Co-Axial Escapement

If you are a watch lover, I’m sure you have heard about the Co-Axial escapement which was developed by the English watchmaker George Daniels. Omega launched their first Co-Axial mechanical movement in 1999. Today it is used in a large percentage of their watches. Omega is currently the largest watch…

My Top Watches from Baselworld 2017

Baselworld 2017 has been a great one. There were so many new releases from brands who usually don’t get much attention. There were tons of vintage re-issues, simple time-only watches etc. I loved most of it! However, some of the bigger brands have really disappointed me. Rolex were boring. They…

My 5 Likes and Dislikes of the Seiko Turtle

When I got my Seiko Turtle, it was my first “watch nerdy” watch. It was also my first mechanical Seiko. I’ve had a few quartz ones before. I noticed how all the Youtubers and bloggers were going crazy about the Seiko SKX, Monster, Turtle etc., so I thought I would…

My Favourite High-End Dress Watches

I previously looked at my top 5 dress watches for people on a budget: http://ticktalk.co.za/2017/01/26/top-5-dress-watches-wont-break-bank/ Today, I’m throwing the budget out the window! These watches might cost as much as a luxury car (or sometimes a house), but that doesn’t make them any less awesome! Here are my favourite high-end…

Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary 1957-2017

Longines is a strange brand for me. I find most of their watches a bit dull (maybe even boring), but in the last few years they have released a bunch of heritage inspired watches which revive some of their classic models. Most of these have been really interesting. I’m talking…

Top 5 Dress Watches on a Budget

Dress watches are definitely not the most popular genre of watches. Most people prefer sporty watches like dive watches, pilot’s watches, chronographs etc., but I believe that everyone should have at least 1 dress watch in their collection. Here are my top 5 dress watches which you can pick up…

History of the Pilot’s Watch

Aviation is without a doubt, one of humankind’s greatest technological feats, made possible by the power of invention and passion. Knowing this, it only makes sense that watches and aviation have become seemingly synonymous in the 21st century, partially due to the influx of pilot-themed marketing campaigns, but also due…

My Problem with Watch Retailers

When I walk into a high-end watch retailer or boutique that sell brands like Rolex, Omega, Tudor, Vacheron Constantin etc, I expect to talk to people who know something about watches. Unfortunately, 90% of the time this is not the case. In my city (Cape Town), there are several watch…

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