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    Not a collector myself. Just posting for anyone interested.

    I think we should kick this one off with a tune...............

    Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
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    The Most Timeless Watches On The Market
    Armand The Watch Guy



    Published on Jan 1, 2017
    In this video I would like to talk about the watches which, in my opinion, have the most timeless designs. I find that this is a rather refreshing characteristic when a lot of watches are very specific to a particular era and watches with a very neutral aesthetic are surprisingly rare.

    Equally, I would like to wish you a very happy New Year.
     
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    The Best Value-For-Money Chronographs
    Armand The Watch Guy



    Published on Jan 4, 2017
    This is a video of a selection of chronographs which I think are exceptionally well priced and offer excellent features.
     
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    My Favourite Haute Horology Watches
    Armand The Watch Guy



    Published on Jan 8, 2017
    This is a list of watches which I have a particular admiration for in the world of haute horology due to their interesting innovations and design.
     
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    The State of the Collection - My Watches in December 2016
    Jonathan Ocab



    Published on Dec 26, 2016
    Read more with photos: https://www.ocabj.net/my-watches-the-...

    Swatch SISTEM51 Review: https://www.ocabj.net/swatch-sistem51...

    OMEGA Seamaster 300m Review: https://www.ocabj.net/ocab-jonathan-o...

    OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra Review: https://www.ocabj.net/omega-seamaster...

    Rolex GMT-Master II Review: https://www.ocabj.net/rolex-gmt-maste...

    Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Review: https://www.ocabj.net/blancpain-fifty...

    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-3CR Review: https://www.ocabj.net/casio-g-shock-r...

    Casio G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-1000DC-1A5 Review: https://www.ocabj.net/casio-g-shock-g...
     
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    Duel Of The 90s Iconic Luxury Swiss Dive Watches - Tudor Submariner Vs Omega "James Bond" Seamaster
    The Urban Gentry



    Published on Jan 3, 2017
    It has been a while since the last watch duel on the channel, so today an extra special showdown between two 90s iconic Swiss automatic luxury dive watches. In the blue corner is an old favourite, the one and only James "Bond" Seamaster from Omega. And in the red corner (or should I say pink) is one of the last of the great Tudor Submariners before the brand reinvention of recent years. Get ready to rumble!!!
    FIGHT!!!
     
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    Seiko SKX007 Honest Review
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    Published on Jan 2, 2017
    An honest review of the ubiquitous Seiko SKX007 Dive Watch. An ISO certified dive watch with a strong reputation and a rugged build. Subscribe for more videos!

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    I used to wear a Timex G-shock everyday. My first wife gave it to me for Christmas around 1990. I wore it for years delivering bottled water on the job. Eventually cell phones became popular and I stopped wearing a wristwatch. It was still running when I threw it away around 2004, but the rubber casing and wristband were rotting due to Florida's humidity.
     
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    " Takes a licking and keeps on ticking ! "

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    Will This Smart Watch Convert Me? - The Fenix Chronos Review - Garmin's Best Outdoor & Fitness Watch
    The Urban Gentry



    Published on Jan 1, 2017
    As we kick off the new year, why not do it with a look at a "smart watch"? They will undoubtedly be a big part of the future for watches and horology in general so today I review the top of the line ABC outdoor and fitness smart watch from Garmin. Those of you who follow my channel will know I have been highly critical of smart watches so far and I have yet to see one that I would actually consider buying myself. Will the Fenix Chronos from Garmin change my mind and convert me into a believer or will I remain fearlessly loyal to what I already use? To find out more about the Garmin Chronos and other offerings from their Fenix range click here:
    https://explore.garmin.com/en-US/fenix/

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    5 Quick Tips How To Save Money Towards Your Dream Rolex Or Grail Watch For Your Collection (WWT#75)
    The Urban Gentry



    Published on Jan 9, 2017
    In today's WWT (Wrist Watch Talk) I discuss a common question that pops up in the comments to my videos. How do I save money for watches and are there any tips? So in this episode I share my own top 5 tips of how I saved money to buy my own grail Rolex GMT Master II among many other watches in my collection. Please free free to share any tips of your own or advice for fellow watch enthusiasts and collectors in the comments. That way we can assist each other as much a possible and all get that much closer to the watches we all dream and aspire to own.

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    I've never been a watch collector, hell, I don't even wear a watch and haven't in over 25 years. But, I've always wanted a WWI era trench watch.
     
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    World War I Trench watch
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    Published on May 1, 2012
    Nice WWI trench watch, with original shrapnel guard.
     
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    Waltham Trench Watch Review
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    Published on Sep 29, 2015
    Waltham Trench Watch Review
     
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    Best Value-for-money Bronze Watches
    Armand The Watch Guy



    Published on Jan 10, 2017
    This is a video of my choices for the best value bronze watches at several different price points.
     
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    The Iconic Patek Philippe Calatrava - A Perfect Gentleman's Dress Watch - Review Of Ref. 3919
    The Urban Gentry



    Published on Jan 11, 2017
    In today's watch review we take our first in a series of videos for 2017 looking at the legendary Swiss brand Patek Philippe. I thought the best place to start would be with their best selling flagship model, the Calatrava. This thin, minimalist iconic manual wind dress watch (ref. 3919) personifies many aspects of the haute horology watchmaker and has an equally interesting story of how it came to be. This understated luxury watch could very well be one of the most perfect dress watches for the modern gentlemen.

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    I love watches. Its a shame that a lot of poeple dont wear them anymore becuase of cell phones. I have a decent collection now of g shocks, siekos, invicta, etc., but after my wife picked me up a G shock Rangeman triple sensor its all I wear. I barely ever take it off.

    Solar powered
    compass
    radio sync to exact time every night (auto syncs to time zone)
    barometer
    altimeter
    sunset time
    sunrise time
    calendar with various displays
    all time zones
    other standard equipment such as stop watch, etc.

    [​IMG]

    Im a surveyor, so I completely geeked out on it. I input elevation over a published NGS benchmark on the NAVD88 datum. Did the same for horizontal control on a published monument with state pane coordinates NAD83. The sensor is dialed now to the best it can be. It trips out inside vehicles or buildings, but outside it preforms remarkably accurate to determine elevations and campus readings.

    I highly recommend this watch. I picked mine up on amazon for about $180 IIRC.
     
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    Breitling Aerospace E56060 Honest Review
    The First Watch



    Published on Jan 11, 2017
    An honest review of the first generation Breitling Aerospace watch. A very light weight Ani-digi watch made from titanium with a myriad of practical complications. Subscribe for more videos!
     
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    The Top 3 Premium Swiss Luxury Steel Sports Watches & The Exciting New Kid On The Block (WWT#76)
    The Urban Gentry



    Published on Jan 13, 2017
    In today WWT episode (Wrist Watch Talk) I am joined by my good friend Federico. We discuss the kings of the swiss made steel luxury sports watches. We give a brief introduction to the current top 3, including the Audemar Piguet Royal Oak, to the following Patek Nautilus (both designed by Gerald Genta) and then last but not least, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas. But wait, there is a twist! A new kid on the block from an equally horologically prestigious company with a very special history of making super thin and ultra refined watches to add into the mix! We give our thoughts and initial impressions along with a blooper real too, enjoy!

    Please don't forget to click here to check out more from Federico on his own channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH27...

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    Thoughts on some new Watches
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    Published on Jan 14, 2017
    Omega, Frederique Constant and Timex. Kindly lent in by a viewer.
     
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    Best Value-For-Money Watches - Part II
    Armand The Watch Guy



    Published on Jan 15, 2017
    This is a second video addressing the topic of the best value watches on the market as I feel that the original does require a certain renovation and update.

    The watches:
    Christopher Ward C60 Trident
    Hanhart Pioneer Preventor9
    Seiko Marinemaster 300
    Nomos Orion
    Grand Seiko Spring Drive
     
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    The Sinn 104 Pilot Watch (A Re-Review) - Is It Still A Perfect Everyday Watch? + Breitling Unboxing
    The Urban Gentry



    Published on Jan 15, 2017
    In today's video I re-review an old favourite. The Christmas before last I sold my 104 to give the final push in funds needed to purchase another grail aviation watch. Despite my rave review of the Sinn, at the time it seemed right to let something go in order to get the Breitling Navitimer I had always dreamed about. A week ago I was offered a trade I could not refuse and fate has returned the 104 into my possession. This German made pilots automatic watch embodies everything Sinn is renowned for. At an affordable price tag, practical features, robust and made to a luxury standard, it punches way above it weight. For this and many more reasons I deemed it the "perfect everyday watch". But the question remains, do I still believe in that statement I made over a year and many watches later?
    Also in this video I unbox a fantastic Breitling I have always wanted to take a look at and give my first impressions.

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    Some watch peeps are into knives & pens...................lol

    The Parker 5th Pen: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
    Nick Shabazz



    Published on Jan 17, 2017
    The Parker 5th is a very odd duck, a porous-tip pen which is shaped kind of like a fountain pen. Although it is slightly easier to use and more durable than a fountain pen, it doesn't have any of the advantages of the fountain pen, and doesn't particularly have any advantages of its own, beyond maybe passing for a fountain pen from across the room. So, there's no real reason to buy this, and if you buy a pen of nearly any other type which isn't pretending, you'll end up with a better writing tool.


     
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    Live Show & Watch Discussion With Guests - The Perfect Rolex - Omega Vs. Breitling (Jan.17th 2017)
    The Urban Gentry



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    In this live show recording I am joined by special guests to discuss our perfect dream Rolex, the luxury watch brand Omega verses Breitling and all things horology related.

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    I read a book on kinesiology once that made the assertion that stuff you wore like watches and fabrics affected your energy levels. Personally I'm happy with my Casio, and find a little neurotic how some people look at the clock too often. But some great scientific work has been done with watches and clocks.
     
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    My Favourite Watch Updates and Renovations
    Armand The Watch Guy



    Published on Jan 18, 2017
    This is a video of what I think are the best executed redesigns of iconic watch design which adapt to the modern world.
     
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    The Seiko Ripley - A Childhood Dream Watch After A Year - 5 Things I Love & Hate About The SCED035
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    Published on Jan 19, 2017
    In today's video I discuss a very special re-issued watch from Seiko. Not only is it designed by the legendary Italian automotive designer Georgette Giugiaro but it is also the watch worn by Sigourney Weaver's character "Ripley" in the James Cameron epic science fiction classic movie "Aliens". So it's been a year since I first got it and how has it faired in that time? In this video I share my top 5 things I love and top 5 things I hate about this very unique limited edition iconic Chronograph. It certainly is a decisive watch, mainly because of it's 80s style and asymmetrical look but all the same, it was something of a childhood dream come true for me, but do I still feel that way about it?

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    Top 5 Swiss Watches Under $500
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    Top 5 Swiss Watches Under $500

    In this episode of Federico Talks Watches I talk my top 5 swiss watches under $500. The best swiss watches under $500 in my opinion. It is no secret that luxury swiss watches are very expensive. In the video above I give future watch collectors some option to dip their toes into the swiss watch segment. With brands such as Tissot, Hamilton, Victorinox and Luminox. These should definitely get you started in the world of swiss watches and they are my top picks.

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    The Most Underrated Watches On the Market Today
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    Published on Dec 6, 2016
    This is a video covering what I think are watches which are often overlooked either due to other models in their range, misconceptions about price, or simply due to not being well known.

    The nominations are:
    Certina DS Action Diver
    Oris Propilot
    Sinn 103 ST
    Blancpain Bathyscaphe (steel or titanium)
    Omega Constellation
     
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    5 Things I Loves & Hate About The Orient Bambino - Is It Still The Best Dress Watch Under $200?
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    Published on Jan 29, 2017
    Today an old favourite of the channel returns. The Orient Bambino is an affordable entry level automatic dress watch and currently in it's fourth generation. But the question remains, is it still best automatic dress watch under $200? Today I share my 5 things I love and 5 things I hate about the watch and discuss why the 2nd generation is my favourite and the best deal out of the Bambino range.
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    Andrew's Watch Collecting Philosophy
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    Published on Jan 30, 2017
    An Email from a viewer
     
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    Story of an Icon: Tudor Submariner
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    Published on Feb 1, 2017
    In this video, I would like to talk about the history of the Tudor Submariner from it's inception in 1954 to it's discontinuation in the early 2000s.
    I would like to thank the Tudor website which has been invaluable for finding information about the different references made of this watch, some of which are very new to me.
     
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    TGV's Vintage Timex review 60s
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    Published on Feb 1, 2017
    This is a stunning piece. Small inexpensive, thoughtful. Everything I love in a wrist watch. It is circa 1960s made in Scotland, manual wind. Thanks for watching the video.
     
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    Timex Comparison! Red Wing + Timex 38mm vs. Waterbury United Field Watches
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    Comparing Two Timex Waterbury Watches! Description below ↡
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    The Timex + Redwing watch features leather from the S.B. Foot tannery in Minnesota which provides leather for Red Wing's classic heritage boots, in this case in the classic 875 or 877 oro-legacy colorway. Coming in at 38mm, it is a traditionally proportioned field watch with a special strap from Red Wing. But is it a price-grab marketing exercise when there are more affordable alternative? I compare it to another similar Waterbury collection field watch, the Archive Waterbury United also in 38mm.

    Note: I incorrectly identify the strap size as 20mm at the lugs, it is actually 18mm at the 38mm case size. My bad!

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    - 38mm Case, 18mm Lugs
    - Genuine Redwing Leather Strap/Fabric Strap
    - 50 Meter Water Resistance
    - INDIGLO Night-Light
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    - Quartz Movement
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    - Available at Todd Snyder (not sponsored!)
     
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    Vostok Komandirskie Watch Unboxing
    The First Watch



    Published on Feb 1, 2017
    Ordered this watch a month ago and it finally came in so I thought I'd do the typical "unboxing" video for you all. I'll do a more thorough review once I've actually worn the watch a few times. I've got some other videos lined up soon including a scuba diving trip with my Seiko 007. Stay tuned!
     
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    The Best Automatic Watch Under $100 - A Perfect Place To Start - The Iconic Seiko 5 - SNKL23 Review
    The Urban Gentry



    Published on Feb 4, 2017
    Today we go back to my roots! My very first automatic wrist watch was an old 70s Seiko I inherited as a child from my father. Unlike my grandfather's pocket I was also was fortunate inherit, I could actually wear the Seiko. And so it kicked off a love affair that would last most of my life. One of the most frequently asked questions I get on this channel is: what is a good place to start with watches and preferably something automatic for around $100? There is only one company in the world that has such an extensive range, rich horological heritage and the manufacturing capabilities to supply that demand. Today I talk about the Seiko 5, it's ideology, concept and history behind it. In this video I review and talk about my favourite from the range, the SNKL23.

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