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Rolex Submariner: History & Evolution

The Rolex Submariner is arguably the world’s most famous dive watch, often copied but never duplicated. Naturally, Rolex has updated and evolved the watch throughout the Submariner’s seven-decade history. However, despite all the improvements, the brand has ensured that the Submariner has retained its iconic design language. As a result, Submariner watches, whether from the […]

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Quintessential 90s Style Watches

Fashion is cyclical – trends come and go. What’s in style today will eventually be overtaken by the “next best thing,” possibly returning as fashionable a few decades later. While watches are not nearly as vulnerable to changing tastes as clothes and shoes, there are definitely a few watch designs that were more popular in […]

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Guide to Different Watch Case Shapes

Watches come in a wide variety of styles, including sizes, materials, and most importantly, shapes. While the vast majority of watches are round, this is certainly not the only option. Shaped wristwatches became popular in the early 1900s, especially during the Art Deco period. If you’re interested in learning about various timepiece shapes, then this […]

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The History of Watches & Watch Bands

Three Queens, a Hungarian Countess, a young girl, a German Emperor, an Argentinian aviation pioneer and several wars make for an unusual combination that leads to a rather potted history of the watch strap’s evolution! If you’ll kindly excuse the pun, the invention of the wrist watch goes hand-in-glove with the watch strap! Here’s our […]

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History of the Omega Speedmaster

Affectionately called the ‘Speedy’ by enthusiasts, the Omega Speedmaster is one of the world’s most famous chronograph watches. Born in the late-1950s as a watch for motorsports, the Speedmaster gained prominence across the globe as part of the 1969 Apollo 11 spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. There are countless variations of the […]

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NATO vs. Zulu Straps—What’s the Difference?

NATO and Zulu straps are both common types of single-piece watch straps, so what’s the difference? That’s the question we hope to answer for your today! Although distinct, NATO and Zulu straps do share many similarities. As mentioned, both styles feature a single-piece “pass-through” or “slip-through” design, rather than the two-piece design often found on […]

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Top Five Iconic Chronographs

Once upon a time, chronograph watches were considered to be essential tools, used in a variety of fields including astronomy, engineering, medicine, and sports. A chronograph, which is a type of watch that includes a stopwatch function, was exceedingly practical because of its ability to measure and record elapsed time. Doctors could use chronographs to […]

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Famous Criminals And Their Watches

Whether fraudsters, mob bosses, drug lords, or thieves, the one thing that drives many of these criminals is wealth accumulation. And what do these lawbreakers do with all that illicitly gained money? Most like to spend lavishly on homes, cars, yachts, and other luxury items, such as watches. From infamous gangsters that made their mark […]