The Classic Pre-Owned Watch Feature: Tag Heuer F1

The Formula 1 quartz watch was the first watch that was released after Tag and Heuer joined forces. The name for the new range of watches was very significant as both Tag and Heuer had connections with Formula 1 racing.  {Many thought that this was the only thing that Tag and Heuer had in common}. During the 1970’s Heuer had been a sponsor of Ferrari, and from 1979 until 1981 Tag were the primary sponsor for the Williams team. At the end of the 1981 season Tag bought 50% of McLaren International from this they went on to fund and … Continue reading

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The Classic Pre-Owned Watch Feature: Tag Heuer Monaco

The Monaco watch was released in 1969, it was the first square cased automatic water resistant chronograph watch. It was powered by the outstanding chronomatic  calibre 11 movement. The design of the watch came about due to the excitement that was building around motorsport which not only invoked the image of glamour but was also a very profitable fast growing business. Jack Heuer saw an opportunity and decided to design something different to appeal to growing motor sport industry.  The square case design came to the fore front as at the time it came to Jacks attention that other brands … Continue reading

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The Classic Pre-Owned Watch Feature: Tag Heuer Carrera

The Carrera was first released in 1963. It was the brain child of Jack Heuer, with whom it has be synonymous with. Jack was not only the CEO if the brand from 1962 till 1982 but he is also the great grandson of the founder of Tag Heuer. Under his leadership the Carrera was designed and launched. He wanted to design a watch series that was not only recognisable with an easy to read dial, but he wanted it to be a very useable everyday watch to be worn by all, he designed it to be shock resistant with a … Continue reading

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Prestige Time Services Review

Prestige Time Services Ltd are a watch repair and servicing specialist. Based in Wilmslow Cheshire, south Manchester.  Servicing and repairing quality Swiss watches form their bespoke workshop. We have worked with Prestige Time Services over the years and we received excellent service from them. In the next coming months we will be teaming up with the guys to bring you some interesting blogs.  We are looking forward to getting stuck into some real watchmaking and we looking to learn a lot…

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The Classic Pre-Owned Watch Feature: The Omega Constellation

Since 1952 when Omega introduced the Constellation to the range of watches, it has been at the pinnacle of the watch making industry, this in large is not only due to its elegant and sophisticated dials and watch cases but to their uncompromising movements. The predecessor for the Constellation was the ‘Century’. Omega released this limited edition automatic chronometer watch to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. It was never their intention for the Century to be produced as a core range for the consumer, however due to the eagerness that it was received Omega to the opportunity to design … Continue reading

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The Classic Pre-Owned Watch Feature: The Omega Speedmaster

With the creation of the iconic Omega Speedmaster the chronograph watch market was completely changed. Omega first introduced the Speedmaster to be apart of the Seamaster range, this was the first watch if its kind that showcased the 3 counters on sub dials and a timing scale on the bezel that has no become the now standard design. The original design concept was part of a project between Omega and Lemania in 1956 , the guide for the design was they were create a robust, water proof high precision watch that was also easy to read, dependable and easy to use. These … Continue reading

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Will Your Watch Business “Survive” or “Thrive”?

When monies for the Industry Action Fund arrive ( http://bwcmg.org/iaf ), they are often accompanied by statements from Contributors about the damage the Swiss policy on spare parts has already done to their business, and the devastating effect that the ETA embargo is likely to have. We get feedback from Companies that signed up long ago to become accredited Service Centres, who are worried by the restrictions on the calibres that they are allowed parts for, and some long standing and highly qualified Service Centres are finding themselves cut off altogether. The common question is “How will my Business Survive?”, … Continue reading

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The Classic Pre-Owned Watch Feature: The Omega Seamaster

Omega has produced the Seamaster since 1948, it was launched to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. It is still manufactured today as part of Omega’s core range, making it the oldest in their current range of watches. The concept for the Seamaster was first designed with waterproof watched that were worn by British military at the end of world war II in mind. Omega wanted to design a watch that was not only refined for the customer to wear every day but it was to robust that they not need to worry where they wear it, whether it be for … Continue reading

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The Classic Pre-Owned Watch Feature: The Omega Dynamic

Originally Omega created the Dynamic for the Prix de Ville.  Three years later in 1968 the public got their first glimpse of the Omega Dynamic. Omega had designed the case shape to be ergonomic to the anatomy of the wrist. The case shape was oval in shape and to ensure that the aerodynamic flow of the watch was not disrupted they integrated the crown into the case. It was one of the first watches to be designed with the comfort of the wearer in mind not just the practicality and functionality of the wristwatch. To continue with this the strap was … Continue reading

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The Watch Brand Focus: MeisterSinger

MeisterSinger was founded in 2001 by Manfred Bassler, although you would be forgiven for thinking that the brand had been around a lot long thanks to the brands amaranthine classic design. It was Manfreds intention to return to the basics in the art of horology. He wanted to design a simple measuring instrument which was not only constant, clear and balanced but he wanted to make the bran affordable. The head office of MeisterSinger is based in “the creative mile” of the harbour in Munster. The name MeisterSinger (German for “master singer” has its origins in the Middle Ages, when … Continue reading

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