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introducing: OFFSHORE Professional Classic Chronographs

Question: How many engineers does it take to design a watch? Answer: One Working above some of the deepest oil fields across the world , Lorne Gifford often finds himself in extremely hostile climates and environments. Having wreked several watches himself, the professional subsea engineer decided to create OFFSHORE Professional Classic Chronographs Ltd. to design timepieces that could withstand his extreme lifestyle. The result is […]

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Is this the best time in history to be a watch enthusiast?

Before electronics burst onto the scene and threatened to derail the watch industry altogether, the choice of quality watches available to the average consumer was vast. In the early 20th century there were countless independent brands, many movement manufacturers and a level of diversity that proved unsustainable during the quartz revolution of the 1970s. We […]

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introducing: JCVD watches, or how to roundhouse-kick Time

The legend who once described himself as the Fred Astaire of karate decided to roundhouse-kick the horological market with his own brand. World renowned martial artist and actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is often derided for his parts in straight-to-DVD movies. «People who never laugh are not serious» said French writer and humorist Alphonse Allais, so in order to capitalize on a similar concept, […]

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introducing: Wakmann Germany

Vintage mechanical watch enthusiasts are familiar with the gorgeous Wakmann triple calendar chronographs featuring the reputable calibre Valjoux 730. The company was originally based in New York, U.S.A, but a search on U.S. and European trade mark databases reveals that the brand Wakmann has been secured by offshore company Teddy Bear Group Limited since 2002. […]

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