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    Get yourself a Winning Icon in New York

    Posted 2017-10-25
    There’s the average watch-next-door, the chronograph and the grand complication. And then there’s some models and editions that are best referred to as icons. On October 26 at 6pm EST, PHILLIPS will be holding a watch auction called ‘Winning Icons...
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    Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch "Apollo 15" 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

    Posted 2011-06-07
    Each year Omega releases a new limited edition version of their original Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - alongside the still sold Moonwatch. The limited editions have been offering in a number of styles - each however must hold true to the or...
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    Omega Hour Vision Blue Watch

    Posted 2011-02-01
    In support of the charity organization ORBIS, Omega has released a limited edition version of their Hour Vision watch with a blue dial. ORBIS goes around the world trying to help people with treatable vision problems, and the proceeds from the  sa...
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    Quantative quality: 21 rare Omega Speedmasters on James

    Posted 2011-01-23
    For as long as I can remember, I've felt that there's no brand that gives you so much money for your watch as Omega, especially its trademark Speedmaster model. There are few things as yummy as a well worn Speedy Pro (let's pretend there's no auto...
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    Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds Watch

    Posted 2010-10-28
    Pretty much any new Omega watch with the word "Speedmaster or Seamaster" will get lots of consumer attention. Especially in China where Omega is currently enjoying particularly high demand.  New in the Seamaster Aqua Terra collection is this Seama...
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    The all-new Steel Submariner - only new Rolex worth buying on James?

    Posted 2010-09-04
    Being a tool watch kind of guy, I like my watches to have the bare minimum of design elements and features to do the job the timepiece is designed to do. That's why I've always prefered the no-date Submariners: why would you need a date when you'r...
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    Omega releases slightly more palatable white-dial PloProf

    Posted 2010-03-17
    As BaselWorld starts tomorrow, the entire blogosphere has exploded with news and pictures of some of the watches that will be on display. This mean trying to secure exclusivity to basically anything is pretty pointless, but still, there are some w...
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    James' pick: Mesmerizing De Bethune DB22

    Posted 2010-03-14
    Alright, there's no use denying it: I'm a watch traditionalist. Part of the allure of wearing an Omega Speedmaster or a Rolex Submariner is that they've been more or less left unchanged for almost half a century. I'm definitely not claiming that s...
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    Omega post-Olympic triple whammy on James

    Posted 2010-03-01
    With the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics over and done with, can we once and for all just cool down and agree that, well, the Winter Olympics are kind of arbitrary and dumb? I mean, hockey and figure skating are alright I guess, but do we really ne...
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    Omega cherishes its past with the Milestone 1941

    Posted 2009-12-12
    Old-timey chronographs are some of my favorite kinds of vintage watches. There's something almost renaissance-looking to pre-1960s chronos (as opposed to the more rugged Daytona-like look that became popular with the advent of auto racing) that I ...