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Blog posts from Andy Callan

Tudor Watches: A Review

There was a time when Tudor was known simply as ‘the poor man’s Rolex’. In fairness, seeing as Tudor is a subsidiary of Rolex, and the brand’s watches have traditionally been priced far lower than those of its controlling company, it is easy to see why. However, the description, which was always somewhat demeaning, bringing […]

The Beckertime Brand Series: Panerai

It seems strange for a watchmaker with a past as long and storied as Panerai that it was virtually unknown outside military circles before 1993. The once-Italian, now-Swiss brand has actually been in existence since the mid 19th century, but spent most of its first 100+ years or so in business making precision timepieces and […]

Breitling Watches: A Review

One of Switzerland’s oldest and most renowned houses, Breitling is enjoying a real resurgence at the moment. Originally making its name with a series of groundbreaking innovations which laid the groundwork for the modern chronograph watch, the company thrived post-war and into the second half of the 20th century. Their relationship with the world of […]

The Beckertime Brand Series: TAG Heuer

With a history reaching back more than 150-years, Swiss giant TAG Heuer has earned its place at horology’s top table. From humble beginnings, the brand became responsible for a string of innovations throughout the 20thcentury, and it is a pattern which has continued into the present day. Perhaps best known for their contribution to the […]

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