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!…

Alternatives to the “Holy Trinity” of Watchmaking

If you are part of the online watch collecting community, you have no doubt seen this topic before. The “Holy Trinity” of watch brands get talked about in many forums and online videos. The holy trinity brands are Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet….

Different Types of Chronographs Explained

I have spoken about chronographs before on Tick Talk, and if you read that post you will know that I love them! http://ticktalk.co.za/2016/09/18/top-10-chronographs/ In this post, I will delve deeper into chronographs and explain the different variations and types of mechanical chronographs available today. Subdials…

My thoughts on the Dead-Beat Seconds Complication

Many watch geeks love mechanical watches because of the smooth sweep of the second hand. On a quartz watch, the second hand ticks once every second, but on mechanical watches, depending on the vph (vibrations per hour) they might tick anywhere from 5 – 10…