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How To Install A Watch Strap

In this guide, we will explain how to install a watch band with standard spring bars. Step 1 – Removing the old strap   1) Lay the watch face down on a soft surface such as a microfiber cloth to avoid damaging the watch.   2) Hold the watch case with one hand while using the other hand to insert a spring bar removal tool in between the lug and the band. You will be able…

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Bezels, Dials And Their Nicknames

In the watch world there are a lot of nicknames out there. We recently gave you a breakdown of some of the obscure nicknames that make up the past and present Seiko catalog, but there are plenty of other nicknames in the watch world that you need to be aware of. Primarily focusing on dials and bezels, here’s a fun lesson in important nomenclature that’ll help you make more sense of the variety of industry…

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Popular Watches Featured In Famous Movies

If you are into watches as much as we are, you will no doubt do this thing where you try to figure out what watch someone is wearing in a movie or television show. Maybe you’ve even paused a movie just to get a closer look at a specific watch—we certainly have! When it comes to watches in movies, it’s hard to beat the variety found in James Bond movies. From the early days when…

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5 Ways To Transform Your Apple Watch Series 4

The Apple Watch Series 4 is a standout as far as smartwatches go, and its versatility extends beyond what Apple claims it can do. Its focus on activity tracking is complemented by an array of other features, as well as the ability to customize and accessorize it. Apple’s Series 4 smartwatch is perfect for both breaking a sweat at the gym, or spending a night on the town, and changing its look is as easy as…

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How Big Is Too Big?

We’ve all been seeing this coming over the last years. Brands peppering in mid-sized pieces into their catalogs slowly but surely. The 40mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five, Black Bay 36, and Omega’s Speedmaster CK2998 are just a few examples of this slow and steady migration away from the glory days of the 47- 50+mm cased watches that were all the rage for a fair number of years. As anyone in the room with large wrists will…

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A History of Pilot’s Watches

Of the many watch genres in existence, few are as iconic or have as rich a history as the Pilot’s watch. From its inception where the point was simply to move timekeeping from a pocket watch to the wrist, to creating an over-sized timekeeper that could be strapped over a bomber jacket and read in low light, the pilot’s watch certainly has a rich history. Though no longer a truly practical tool for pilots, IWC,…

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Apple Watch Series 3 Vs. Series 4

Picking out a smart watch can be tough. The market has seen lots of innovation in recent years, and there are often lots of technical terms which only makes things more difficult. Today, we aim to clarify things for you! We’ll be taking a look at two watches side-by-side, checking out their differences and similarities, and figuring out which is the better buy. With the Apple Watch in particular, knowing the differences between the available…

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The Best Garmin Watches For Running

Finding a smartwatch or fitness tracker to track your activity isn’t the hard part — it’s about finding the right one for your particular sport or activity. Fitness trackers are designed to provide metrics, and when it comes to running, numbers matter. Accuracy, location, useful features — they all go without saying, whether you’re training for a marathon, or simply sticking to your daily routine. Garmin has made a name for themselves as a go-to…

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A Guide to Rolex Bracelets

When looking at a watch, most of the attention is naturally given to the watch case. This is, after all, not only where the watch’s functions are, but also what makes up most of a watch’s general design. However, a watch’s bracelet is also a significant component of a watch’s overall style. As I’m sure you’ll agree, wearing the same watch case on either a metal bracelet, rubber strap, or leather band gives the timepiece…

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The Best Samsung Smartwatches

Samsung has long made a name for themselves within the tech industry, and that’s no different when it comes to their line of smartwatches. With stunning analog faces, watch hand shadowing, and authentic ticking sounds, Samsung smartwatches really do feel like a real watch. So how do you go about choosing the right one? Thankfully, just about any Samsung smartwatch on the market today is going to perform well. With phones increasing in size every…

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