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What (type of) day is it?

The Greenwich Meridian is an axial line drawn from North to South, passing through Greenwich, London, England. This is zero longitude and is the beginning of the first time zone (Western European Time Zone). While we’re on the subject of meridians and such like, here’s an interesting definition for you to commit to memory: the […]

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Training Day

There are so many different ways to set up a watch depending on its intended functions that it is often hard to give a definitive answer to a question such as: how many gear trains does a movement have? Unfortunately, it isn’t acceptable to shrug and mutter some lame excuse about why it is so […]

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WATCH REVIEW: Schofield Signalman DLC

The Signalman DLC is the second watch from Sussex-based brand Schofield. It is identical in design and function to their first timepiece, but coated with DLC, improving hardness, longevity and, in this writer’s opinion, appearance of the inaugural model. Schofield is an English brand, with a proud sense of nationalism woven into the watch’s DNA. […]

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WATCH REVIEW: Ocean Arc One

Reviews Welcome to the reviews section of Independent Watch Projects. Our aim is to present to you the most noteworthy examples of affordable horology. Our main focus is always on the small independent brand that, out of necessity, offer more bang for your buck, but we sometimes feature pieces from more established brands if they […]

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Are oversized watches a good investment or just a passing trend?

Whenever you hear about an old watch fetching hundreds of thousands of pounds at auction, you probably get a pretty consistent image in your mind: a sensibly styled piece of medium proportions, with a simple, uncluttered dial, a leather strap and probably a gold case. Most importantly, the name on the dial would read something […]

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