Vintage Spotlight : Benrus Sky Chief

BENRUS SKY CHIEF     The Benrus, Sky Chief was first introduced in the 1940’s as a pilot’s watch. Though by today’s standards the modestly sized 36mm case does not instantly indicate an aviation lineage, Benrus based in New York City, became the official supplier to several commercial airlines.       Let’s examine a […]

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Out & About – IWC Big Pilot

Being that this is the first installment of ” Out & About,” I will start with a brief explanation of this portion of the blog. As a guy who enjoys the wonderful world of watches, one of the first things I notice about a person is generally their watch. Thus, the name “Out & About” is […]

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Vintage Spotlight: Omega Flightmaster

Before I talk about the Flightmaster itself  let’s first examine the concept of the “Tool” watch, since the Flightmaster was developed as such, being marketed specifically to pilots with the needs of a pilot in mind…with a twist. To put is simply, a Tool watch is a timepiece that has been designed to perform a specific task. […]

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Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar 100-02-06-13-04    In the world of haute horology the concept of a Limited Edition is somewhat commonplace. We quite often see limited editions of 1000 to 5000 pieces which, while in theory is limited, exclusivity is not a guarantee as these large production numbers are often still readily available and […]

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