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What is my watch worth?

A lucky person remembers their grandfather’s inherited wristwatch. It turns out to be a coveted Rolex, for which collectors pay six-figure sums in euros. Bull’s eye! The marginal note in the daily newspaper stokes curiosity: What is my watch worth? It would be nice to have a DIY checklist to set the price in stone. Unfortunately, there is no such …

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Watch caliber make-or-buy decision

 « Own production or external use in the watch industry » Make it yourself or have it made? Almost every technical discussion on the subject of mechanical watches ends in a discussion about manufacture calibers and bought-in movements. But what factors influence the make-or-buy decision of manufacturers? Is in-house manufacture superior in every case? We contrast the merits of both …

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Top 6 design watches

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak - Design watches

« These watches are from design icons » Gérald Genta, Max Bill, Richard Orlinski: the most famous watch designers of all time are inextricably linked with their masterpieces, some of which have been causing excitement on our wrists for decades. Other design watches come from the pens of talents who are rather unknown outside the watch world. We take a …

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Tag Heuer Carrera Gold-Black

«New golden sportiness for the wrist» Tag Heuer shines its luxurious side for the beginning of 2023, showing an 18-karat gold version of the Carrera. Inspired by the prominent 1970 reference 1158 CHN, the dignified racing model features a black and gold color combination and is fueled by the in-house Heuer 02 chronograph movement. Other versions of the Carrera also …

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Cocktail watches

« New classics for elegant ladies » Small divas with great charisma: cocktail watches are the playful models of the watch world and give their aesthetics top priority. Where functional aspects take a back seat, creativity and glamorous details form a fascinating companion for noble occasions. What distinguishes the cocktail watch and which six models you absolutely have to know, …

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2023 is the wristwatch retro

Elegant man with wrist watch

Time travel on the wrist: for true enthusiasts, the wristwatch is not an accessory but an attitude to life and even has the power to make long-gone decades tangible again. In 2023, retro models will become a big trend: from the glorious pre-war era to the swinging sixties, luxury brands are helping their most legendary classics to regain their brilliance. …

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Latest watches: 2023 watch year outlook

Vibrant colors, immense luxury: the watch year 2023 will thrill us with absolute eye-catchers right up to the highest spheres of horology. The minute hand will be reinvented, the Rainbow pattern revolutionized, and water depth records broken. We show you a selection of the most exciting time indicators that await us in the coming year. Breguet Reine de Naples 9835 …

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Technically speaking: The best diving watch up to 1000 euros

Diver with diving watch

Top performance at affordable conditions: Divers up to 1000 euros are among the most popular categories among newcomers to watchmaking and surprise even experienced collectors with their sensational price-performance ratio. But the choice is huge and raises one question above all: Which is the best diving watch up to 1000 euros? Uhrinstinkt magazine presents you with seven candidates that stand …

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Fresh & Young: Premium watches for young women

Premium watches for young women

Life is too short to be one of many – especially when it comes to jewelry. The Swiss luxury brands prove every year with new creations how fresh, cool and individual premium watches can be for young women. From recycled watch cases to futuristic ceramic models, this year’s selection is particularly exciting. Whether colourful, classic or glamorous – with our …

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Watches and Wonders 2023

Men's watches in a showcase of a luxury store in London.

« Geneva Horology Fair in March» The countdown is on: On March 27, 2023, the Geneva Watches & Wonders watch fair will open its doors for the second time as a presence event. After the brilliant success of the 2022 edition, what is now the most important event in the Swiss watch industry is all about growth and openness. The …

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