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

Baselworld 2013, day four

Baselworld 2013, day four

Sunday it is, and it’s to mention that the fair gets less crowdy. At least the press center is – most watch news will have probably been published by now. First to end my write up of day three; yesterday just after I published my write up I visited Glycine. They celebrate the 60th...
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Baselworld 2013, day three

Baselworld 2013, day three

Eager to make it more in2watches today I made an early start. Of course first things (coffee) first and answering some emails, and then where else to set off to then to the Palace where all the high-end unreachable independents are. Today I’ll make it a picture show and won’t harass you with huge...
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Baselworld 2013, day two

Baselworld 2013, day two

My finishing of day one was rather hectic yesterday. The Bremont party was great with a touchy video and Nick and Giles introducing a few new models. They lifted a little bit of the curtain for a new to come limited edition, named Code Breaker, as well, which will be unveiled in June. All...
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Baselworld 2013, day one

Baselworld 2013, day one

Today was the official opening of the fair to the public. Which I passed; one opening a fair seems enough for me. Besides that I have to start here with finishing yesterday, after I posted the ‘day zero’ article I was at the (first ever) Tudor bloggers press conference. Besides the new (mainly chronograph)...
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Baselworld 2013, day zero

Baselworld 2013, day zero

The 2013 edition of the world largest watch fair has started. Day zero, press day, just took off. After arriving and registering yesterday evening, it feels good to join the show again. This year will be something of a new start of one of the oldest and largest watch fairs in the world. There’s...
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10th anniversary of China’s no. 1 watch blog, 52watch.com

10th anniversary of China’s no. 1 watch blog, 52watch.com

I would like to congratulate my friends at China’s number 1 watch news blog and portal with their 10th anniversary. 52watch.com was founded in 2003 by Joey Wong. The site has steadily grown in popularity to become China’s number 1 reference website for horological professionals and enthusiasts. Nice to know; why 52watch? In Mandarin...
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The iconic Glycine Airman

The iconic Glycine Airman

Every well known brand has is own land mark. For the small Swiss manufacturer Glycine that is undoubtedly their Airman model. Glycine was founded by Eugène Meylan in 1914. It remained a relatively ‘under the radar’ brand, with some special products like ladies watches, early automatics and chronometers. It was only in 1953 when...
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Superlative loupe, Loupe System Model 01

Superlative loupe, Loupe System Model 01

Loupe System produces a series of loupes which are build according to the same principles and requirements of a camera lens. The Model 01 loupe provides a 6x magnification through five multi-coated optical glass elements arranged in three groups. Most other loupes just use a single optical element to provide magnification. These loupes provide...
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Jaquet Droz first to announce a Basel 2013 preview

Jaquet Droz first to announce a Basel 2013 preview

It seems to me that this year Jaquet Droz was the first to announce a real Basel 2013 preview. A quarter of a year before the actual fair starts… Of course Omega came a few days ago with the introduction of their anti-magnetic movement which will of course be further showed at Basel 2013,...
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Sinn 358.Sa.Flieger (Pilot)

Sinn 358.Sa.Flieger (Pilot)

Sinn has introduced a 3,5 mm larger version of their very popular 356.Pilot model. Although I’m not a big fan of large watches, this bit of growing just does this pilot’s watch very well. The diameter/thickness ratio just feels better, and with the new 42 mm diameter it fits extremely well as a professional,...
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The ‘Horlogefotograaf’ calendar for 2013 is available

The ‘Horlogefotograaf’ calendar for 2013 is available

It’s getting towards the Christmas presents period, and just in time the beautiful and meanwhile renown ‘Horlogefotograaf’ calendar for 2013 is available for world wide shipping. Easy ordering and payment through PayPal is available at Bert Buijsrogge’s website, through: www.horlogefotograaf.nl Don’t miss out on this year’s issue!
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Qlocktwo [W] – time in words

Qlocktwo [W] – time in words

Although we’re not particularly the type of people who love battery operated watches, we couldn’t resist this one… So as the only battery operated watch we took the Qlocktwo watch in our collection. More life pictures will follow or will be sent upon request. We have the English and French language versions available, both...
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Omega Speedmasters customized by George Daniels

Omega Speedmasters customized by George Daniels

Sotheby’s yesterday (November 6th, 2012) auctioned two Omega Speedmasters which were customized by George Daniels in 1975 for a co-axial escapement. Both Speedmaster were automatics, and used the 17 jewel Omega 1045 caliber. Lot number 19 was hammered at £ 15.000,= (aprox € 18.700,=) and lot number 20 at £ 16.250,= (aprox € 20.250,=)....
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SalonQP London

SalonQP London

This years SalonQP in London, the fourth edition already, will be held from November 8th till 10. An event not to be missed when you don’t have to. SalonQP opens with a VIP reception on Thursday 8 November, with the exhibition open to ticket holders on 9 and 10 November, including a cocktail reception...
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A NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster Professional

A NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster Professional

The people at Fratellowatches keep flabbergasting us. They now found one of the actual Speedmaster Professional watches worn in space by astronaut Reinhard Furrer! Reinhard Furrer was one of ESA’s astronauts during the Space Shuttle mission in 1985. On the 30th of October 1985, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off from Pad A of...
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