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Buyer’s Guides:

Buyer’s Guide: Rolex Submariner - The Rolex Submariner, hate it or love it, has been adorning wrists for more than 60 years now. It is arguably the most recognizable dive watch this side of the Galaxy. The dive watch that seems to inspire all other dive watches. 
Buyer’s Guide: Which Omega Speedmaster To Buy? - Looking to buy an Omega Speedmaster. It sounds so simple. If only it were the case. In this guide, we’ll be having a look at a few Omega Speedmasters that you can buy today at your local Omega Boutique or AD.
Buyer’s Guide: Tudor Black Bay - One of the biggest smash hits in recent horological memory is without any doubt the Tudor Black Bay.
Hands-on: Oyster Perpetual vs Explorer - At Baselworld 2018 Rolex came out with a new black & white dial Oyster Perpetual reference 114300. It comes in various sizes and it could be an alternative to the Explorer  1 which comes only in 39mm. 
Buyer’s guide: Rolex Explorer 1 (Video) - Looking to buy a Rolex Explorer I, you’re likely faced with one very personal question: Which one? 

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Price Watch:

Price Watch: Nomos Price Evolution - Nomos is often stated to be a brand that brings a lot of bang for the buck, a good value buy. For more than a few years now, I’ve been eyeing a particular model, but not its price. And now when looking for the umpteenth time to pick […]
Price Watch: Rolex Price Evolution - Not too long ago, I was standing in a Rolex AD in the center of Brussels with a couple of (watch) friends, with two of the group looking at a possible purchase. This was just around the time Baselworld was to open its doors. There was a sense […]

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Reports:

Report: Master Class Haute Horlogerie (Video) - On an exceptionally sunny 6th of October we met up with a group of fellow watch enthusiasts at Maison De Greef for a private Master Class in Haute Horlogerie. A Master Class it was, and Haute Horlogerie we witnessed very much indeed. Without further delay, the full report […]
Report: Pilot Watches & Instruments - Join us as we explore the world of Pilot Watches with none other than one of the Belgian Defence Air Component’s finest. We’ve had the pleasure – no, privilege – to explore the world of Pilots & their watches with the Agusta Helicopter flying Griffon Squadron. These masters […]
Report: Atelier de Griff Meet-Up In Brussels (Video) - Brussels, Belgium. Not just about beer & chocolates anymore…
Visiting Baselworld (Video) - At Baselworld, you have a choice, much like Neo did in the Matrix: You take the blue pill and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, see how deep the rabbit hole goes.Unlike Neo however, you don’t have to take any pills, you just […]
Never attend a watch event… - … unless you like to have a good time. Early February the folks at daily-diogocosta.com organized their second watch meet-up, this time in the fantastic city of Amsterdam. This got us thinking: Why on earth should you possibly even consider joining a watch ‘Get-Together’ type of event?
Event: SalonQP London 2017 - Past November we paid a visit to SalonQP in London and met up with a few of you at the lovely reception organized by Daily-Diogocosta. Following some questions related to the event, we decided to simply put it up here to briefly summarize the event.

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Watch Works:

Watch Works: What is German Silver? - German Silver, is high precision silver which is always on time and highly effective at its job and maximizing productivity. Or maybe not… let’s have a closer look in a new addition to our Watch Works column. What’s in a name? German Silver is essentially, an alloy consisting of […]
Watch Works: Incabloc - What is an Incabloc? Who is Incabloc? Where is Incabloc? Let’s have a closer look in another installment of our Watch Works column where we detail the inner workings of mechanical watch movements.
Watch Works: Tourbillon -   A Tourbillon is the gravity defying engineering feat of the watchmaking world. Or is it?
Watch Works: Vantablack Dials By H. Moser - Vantablack is the blackest black in the world. It shows up in the news once in a while, say during the Winter Olympics when the Hyundai Pavilion in Olympic Park saw its walls coated in Vantablack. And this week, H. Moser & Cie decided to put it to […]
Watch Works: Fusée And Chain - We’ve covered the basics of how a mechanical watch works in a previous write-up which you can find here. Today we highlight another marvel you will find in a few watches out there: The Fusée-and-Chain transmission. This is of course perfectly timed in anticipation to our Master Class […]
Watch Works: How A Mechanical Watch Works - Today we are going to look at a complex mechanical watch movement and attempt to explain it simply.

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Backstage:

Backstage: Konstantin Chaykin - Today we’re having a closer look at Konstantin Chaykin, the independent watchmaker behind more than a few innovative timepieces released in the past years.
Backstage: Arnold & Son - Arnold & Son, makers of haute horlogerie since 1764, with a bit of a gap year here and there.
Backstage: Chronode - Chronode is the company founded by watchmaker Jean-François Mojon.
Backstage: Czapek & Cie - We take a closer look at Czapek & Cie and the men & women behind the scenes.
Backstage: Wilsdorf Foundation - We tried to look at the Wilsdorf Foundation, which is about as easy as looking at a Penguin and feeling angry (very difficult).
Backstage: Moser & Hautlence - We’re kicking off a new column “Backstage”. What we’ll do in this series is have a closer look at the watch industry and the men & women behind the scenes who make sure the industry keeps on ticking (pun absolutely intended).

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How to:

How To: Install A NATO Strap (Video) - How to install a NATO strap, on certain watches it is not as straightforward as it may seem.
Different uses for a Chronograph - We all know what the Apollo 13 astronauts used their chronograph for? As eternalized with the Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ limited edition, they used it to time their perfect rocket burst, to get back to earth. Now here are some of the most popular answers we collected […]
How to use your watch as a compass - Did you know you can not only use your watch to tell time, but also to tell you true North? Fear not dear reader, as you own an analogue watch, thus you shall never get lost in time, nor on your hikes across the globe.. Yep, your watch […]
How to use a tachymètre - The one bezel to rule them all according to some, the most useless decoration to others, it is indeed the tachymètre (aka the tachymeter). It can be used to measure either (average) speed or distance. Found on most chronograph watches, it is easy to forget how to use […]
How to PolyWatch - If you own a watch with a plexi crystal you’ll notice that after a while it’ll pick up scratches. Unlike hard sapphire crystal, the plexi will indeed scratch much more easily. The good news is that you can actually get rid of the scratches if it is plexi, […]
Lug to Lug - “Is this watch too big (or too small) for my wrist” – This has to be one of the most asked questions prior to a watch purchase. One of the most often quoted measurements as an answer to that, is the Case diameter. If that is proportionate to […]
Measure your wrist size - There are different ways to measure your wrist size. But by far the best and easiest to do is to use an old-fashioned tailor’s measuring tape (highlighted in the middle on the below picture).
Lug width - LUG /lʌɡ/ (Noun) 1. A person’s ear. 2. A projection on an object by which it may be carried or fixed in place. That dictionary isn’t too helpful this time around, isn’t it? When we’re asking about your lug width, rest assured we don’t need to know the […]

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