Timepiece Chronicle

In-depth, passionate and entertaining articles that explore the stories behind great watches

This Week in TIme: 21st to 27th May

This Week in TIme: 21st to 27th May

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Saturday

A photo posted by Simon Pollmann (@watchsimon) on

I wish I could travel back in time to see what people thought of certain watches when they were new. What did people make of the Omega PloProf, essentially a brick that tells time back in the 1970s and what would people have thought of this stunning cushioned case Eterna on the wrist of watchsimon? It's over eight years old yet it still looks amazing and fits a NATO strap surprisingly well! I wish more watches these day would have Cathedral hands like this watch but I guess their rarity makes them all the better! 

Sunday

The beauty of a watch that is primarily one color is that you can work so many different straps around it to change the look. This great combo shot from gpr83 shows just how great the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean can look like on a variety of different NATO straps. The top left with orange highlight compliments the Seamaster text and the orange tipped second hand whilst the bottom right brings out the military look so perfectly. 

Monday

A photo posted by Edouard Meylan (@edmeylan) on

I'm not sure if the H.Moser & Cie Swiss Alps watch is a joke and I'm not sure if I'm laughing or not. It's certainly a good looking watch and the milanese bracelet looks stunning on the wrist and that sunburst dial looks amazing but should I be laughing? The entire presentation/mockery/appreciation of the Apple Watch design is something that confuses me yet I can't fault the watch all that much for looking so good. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and if that is the case then the Swiss Alps Watch is one big Apple Watch fan. Thanks to edmeylan for the picture!.

Tuesday

Other than looking gorgeous, there is a reason I really love taking macro photographs of watches. It highlights the details that can either work together to make a beautiful timepiece or can pull against each other to make something hideous. This macro shot of a Speedmaster subdial shows the details that make this watch great. The crisp printed minute markers, the simple typeface, the eggshell patina on the hour markers, it all works together. If you want to see the full watch in all it's glory then click here. Thanks to kidwizzle for a great photo of a great watch!

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Wednesday

A photo posted by Xiang Ning (@laixiangning) on

This ain't that tatty old Seiko you've seen on Ebay for $10, this is a Grand Seiko. Everyone across the watch community has seemingly fallen in love with the Japanese manufacture and their highly priced and highly sought after dress watches. Everything about this watch screams precision and attention to detail; the mirror finish on the hand placed GS & Seiko names, the chamfered end of the hour markers. It's something that I would have looked over a few years ago simply because of the Seiko name, now I'm a little bit wiser! THanks to laixiangning for the picture.

Thursday

I don't want to give any spoilers for upcoming articles but this Doxa Sub 300T sure is pretty isn't it!? The 42mm case looks right at home on the wrist of wristory (Try saying that three times fast!) and looks amazing despite the heavy use it's obviously seen. Issued to the Marine Nationale (French Navy), this yellow dialled DivingStar is just one of the many colors that the Sub 300T came in including the iconic Orange, black and silver. 

Doxa Sub 300T #Divingstar issued to the #marinenationale ⚓⚓⚓

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Friday

A photo posted by M, (@missdatejust) on

The Rolex Datejust is one of those watches that is essentially timeless; whilst the watch has seen a few changes, it isn't surprising considering that it has been around for the last seventy years or so. It looks just as good on a man's wrist as it does on a woman's, as seen here on the aptly named missdatejust. It's a testament to the effectiveness of a simple design executed perfectly. It can be worn for almost any occasion and won't look out of place anywhere. 

Blood in the Water: The Ulysse Hammerhead Shark Chronograph

Blood in the Water: The Ulysse Hammerhead Shark Chronograph

A risk worth taking: Two watches I bought on Ebay

A risk worth taking: Two watches I bought on Ebay

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