Category Archives: militarophilia

inspired by armed forces timepieces

introducing: Resum watch store

Several years ago, I purchased a low-cost nautical watch from the Military Watch Mall on eBay. It appears the store owner has since opened an online store on the Vendio portal. The new store features wrist watches, straps, dials and other types of accessories related to watches.

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BaselWorld 2012: Tudor’s interpretation of their famous Snowflake diver’s watch

Besides their vintage-inspired Heritage Black Bay, Rolex’es sister brand Tudor has been working on the Pelagos, a contemporary re-interpretation of their iconic 7016/0 and 7021/0 models from the late 1960’s. It seems that Tudor developers have been keeping an eye on the custom watch community, because this contemporary model has everything to make the mose demanding […]

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New Vintage-Inspired Watch From Tudor

Pictures had already been released on the Web last week, but Rolex’es sister company Tudor is officially introducing the Heritage Black Bay now. The 41 mm timepiece is a new nautical watch inspired by a model from 1954, contemporary to the legendary Turn-o-graph that preceded the iconic Submariner. This makes it the third piece in Tudor’s recent Heritage […]

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BaselWorld 2012: Serious Diver’s Chronograph from Certina

Last year, Certina regaled us with an ISO 6425-certified three-hands Professional Diver’s watch. This year, the brand decided to adapt the case construction to accomodate a variant of the ubiquitous 7750 workhorse. The new DS action diver measures 45.2 mm of diameter and complies with ISO 6425. This means that every single watch goes through stringent testing before […]

Posted in antimagnetic, brand of origin, ISO-certified, militarophilia, novelty, original designs, Valjoux 7753, Valjoux 775X | 1 Comment

New naval timepiece from Stølås Watch Company

I recently visited the Stølås web site  and found out that the company is releasing a great-looking naval model, available to pre-order. Here is the teaser featured on their revamped Website at the time of writing: Preamble Back in June 2010, I wrote an introduction piece about Stølås, a young and fresh micro-brand named in honour of […]

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