Rolex Dilemma!

Around 12 years ago I considered whether I should buy myself a Rolex. For many this may appear a simple decision, but not for me.  I had already acquired a some nice watches but had steered clear of Rolex – possibly subconsciously. Why? Well, although they tick most appeal boxes …

Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake

In the past few years I have been warming to many of Seiko’s offerings – including the prestige end of Grand Seiko and Credor. Like many folks I had previously and perhaps unfairly consigned the brand to the also-ran bin – possibly due to the vast quantities of cheap quartz …

Get Shirty about Watches

A few years ago I met a fellow watch enthusiast, who was wearing an interesting shirt. It was a business type, but on his left cuff there was a slight recess cut out in order to show off his watch better. I commented on this and it transpired that he …

Chopard Alpine Eagle

The official Chopard press release states that this new model is a reinterpretation the St Moritz piece, launched in 1980 and created by Karl-Friedrich Scheafele, now co-president of the Maison. There are certainly similarities, both being basically steel sports watches and having exposed screw heads around the bezel. From a …