February 2015 - Beckertime, LLC

Rolex’s Little Brother

Last week we touched on Tudor’s current releases, the Heritage Ranger and the Heritage Chrono Blue. These seemingly homage watches are actually extensions of popular watches of decades gone by. They represent the tip of a resurfacing iceberg. That of Tudor Watches, which in 2013 came back to US shores. Years and decades ago, Tudor […]

Homages, Damned Homages, And Fakes – Part 3

My last two posts have been discussing the various levels – or grades – of homage watches. Rolex of course, being as popular a brand as it is, is most often the target of those who wish to pay tribute – and profit at the same time. And there is the whole “imitation is the […]

Homages, Damned Homages, And Fakes – Part 2

A few days ago I began discussing an issue which Rolex aficionados are very sensitive about – and one that hits a nerve with Rolex themselves, too. The issue of homages and fakes. Now, to be sure, there are honest homages. And lets be realistic. There are only so many ways you can design the look […]

It’s A Brave New Smartwatch World

Well campers… it seems the time has come to acknowledge that smartwatches represent a modern day horological Pandora’s Box. It’s been opened and there’s no stuffing the new gadgets back inside. Indeed, several luxury and high end brands (LVMH – specifically TAG-Heuer, and Montblanc among them) have announced plans for smartwatches. This, in contrast to […]

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