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…

Alton Brown’s obsession with Vintage Watches

I’m not really the type of guy who loves cooking or watching cooking shows on TV. I cook because I have to, not because I want to. However, there is 1 celebrity chef who I can watch for hours and hours. Alton Brown is not…

Top 10 Mechanical Chronographs

Of all the complications in mechanical watches, my favourite is definitely the Chronograph. It’s one of the only complications where you can push a button and then something actually happens on the dial! In my opinion it’s one of the most useful complications in every day…