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Here I will share news and press releases which reached me by any means.

Where are the updates? I’m at Fratellowatches!

Where are the updates? I’m at Fratellowatches!

If you wondered why there haven’t been updates at in2watches.com lately, the answer is here. I’ve teamed up as a contributor with Fratellowatches. Fratellowatches is currently the 4th largest blog on wristwatches in the world and I was honored to have the possibility to join long-time watch friend Robert-Jan Broer and photographer Bert Buijsrogge....
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The road to Baselworld 2015 is officially opened.

The road to Baselworld 2015 is officially opened.

Of course we received some Baselworld 2015 previews already, however as from today the road to this years fair has been officially opened to my standards. Today I received the #1 ‘New Models 2015’ press-newsletter from ‘Baselworld Swiss Exhibitors’, and I will look to find an easy way to bring you all these novelties....
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MB&F’s new HM6 Space Pirate

MB&F’s new HM6 Space Pirate

Although the entire Internet seems flooded with it already, I couldn’t resist posting about the new MB&F HM6. What an out-of-this-world watch! Adequately nicked ‘Space Pirate’, Max & Friends sure did it again. Again a watch, mostly due to its price tag, unreachable for most of us. However that’s no objection to look at...
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New IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”

New IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”

Did you know that IWC launched a new special edition, the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”, to celebrate the continuation of their partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race as Official Timekeeper and sponsor of the IWC 24 hour Speed Record Challenge? No? Neither did I. We’ll probably find out soon all over the...
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For sale: Julien Coudray – € 15.000.000,=

For sale: Julien Coudray – € 15.000.000,=

It’s not very common, as far as I know, to openly offer a high end watch brand for sale. So I was amazed by an advertisement at a Dutch website. Well, in fact it’s not just the brand Julien Coudray which is offered for sale for ‘more than € 5M’ at the www.bedrijventekoop.nl website,...
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Extremely rare Breitling Emergency Royal Air Force Police

Extremely rare Breitling Emergency Royal Air Force Police

Like many other popular brands, Breitling is known as well for their many ‘Limited Editions’ to attract attention to their watches and brand. However what I will show you here today is of a totally different order. In 2004 Breitling, through their agent in the U.K. T.W.G., supplied 25 special watches directly to the...
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Is it a watch? The Garmin vívofit is, and more

Is it a watch? The Garmin vívofit is, and more

After publishing about the upcoming introduction of the Garmin vívovit last January we were happy to receive the device for in-depth testing, and tried it it out for three weeks. So the vívofit, is it a watch? Yes, you could use it as a digital watch indeed; it is able to permanently show the...
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Baselworld 2014 ends; a walk-through in 9* minutes

Baselworld 2014 ends; a walk-through in 9* minutes

Baselworld 2014 is almost at an end. It’s not strange that visiting the largest and most influential watch fair in the world is strenuous. However to me it seems that this year I heard more complaints about it being extremely hectic than other years. Mind you, the fair grounds are HUGE. Just walking though...
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Baselworld 2014; high-end watches and… G-Shock

Baselworld 2014; high-end watches and… G-Shock

Baselworld for many is a fair of high-end watches, either being big brand names like Patek Philippe or independent Manufacturers like MB&F. However I can’t help stopping by Casio each year in order to see the new G-Shocks as well. Being a G-Shock fan and collector myself, it’s a good opportunity to see new...
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Baselworld 2014; new Tudor models

Baselworld 2014; new Tudor models

For 2014 Tudor has four novelties; three new watches/lines and a book on the history of the brand. Of course the blue bezelled version of the Black Bay is nice and certainly a different appearance compared to the burgundy. However the model which struck me most was the Tudor Ranger. Being a fan of...
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Baselworld 2014; new Omega models

Baselworld 2014; new Omega models

As said, Baselworld’s first run after the opening of the halls for the press are the Rolex and Omega booths. Omega this year had even more interesting news than Rolex and came with a whole bunch of new models. We were lucky to bump into Mr. Stephen Urquhart, president of Omega, and finding him...
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Baselworld 2014; new Rolex models

Baselworld 2014; new Rolex models

This post about new Rolex models introduced at Baselworld 2014 is certainly not complete, and merely a quick first impression. What struck me most is the new Seadweller. One of my all time favorite Rolex models; the one where my old Rolex catalogues fall open when laying down. I think after the Deepsea disaster...
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Baselworld 2014 is on; first impressions…

Baselworld 2014 is on; first impressions…

Today at 12:00 hall 1 of the Baselworld 2014 opened for the press. First thing to do is run for the Rolex and Omega booths to scoop the news, from which I will post some pictures right away in a next post. Here I’ll leave you with some first impressions of the, since last...
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Exiting Baselworld 2014 news, Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillion

Exiting Baselworld 2014 news, Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillion

You’ve probably seen teasers during the last few weeks, however believe me, you’ve seen nothing yet! Last week during an informal pre-Baselworld GTG in The Hague, Bart and Tim Grönefeld showed a few ‘first friends of the brand’ their new model, the Parallax Tourbillion. In my opinion ‘three time’s the charm’ is so true...
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Pre-SIHH WatchFreaks dinner

Pre-SIHH WatchFreaks dinner

The Sunday night before the SIHH in Geneva took off, Alon and Dale from Ace Jewelers organized an intimate WatchFreaks dinner. For the first time in 4 years the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) wasn’t on during the SIHH; we still don’t know the real reason, even with some good speculations floating in the air....
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