Month: January 2014


The G-Shock range from Casio is such an iconic one I’m constantly on the lookout for “the” one that will suit me best.  But unfortunately so far this year here in the UK anyway, I’ve been disappointed.  Invariably the models… Read More ›

Independent Artists (1)

My first “Independent Artists” Post today is the independent French born Watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard, now based in Geneva Switzerland, having worked previously for 3 years with Frank Muller and 7 years with J.P Journe to name but two.  Now an… Read More ›

Soft landing?

It’s amazing how popular these rugged “G” shockproof style watches have become over the years, with their “tough” resin case design and macho looks.  When they first appeared I was pretty impressed at this super tough case idea, though at… Read More ›

Out of reach? I’ll wait.

Once again arguably the best Protrek Casio yet is NOT available here in the UK.  The model PRW3000 series improves on the current range and uses the Ver 3. Triple Sensor (Altimeter/Barometer, Thermometer & Compass), it’s solar powered and Radio… Read More ›

Which Reverso?

Have been toying with the idea of adding to my collection and the Jaeger leCoultre reverso is perhaps the model I wish to purchase.  I already have a few Jaeger LeCoultre watches but they are all round case models and… Read More ›

The Ultimate

I suppose it’s inevitable that when you collect watches for a few years, you at some point come across a model that simply takes your breath away.  And for me it has to be the F.P. Journe Quantieme Perpetuel Watch…. Read More ›

The elegant watch (2)

Another collection of “elegant” watches from around the world.  First from my own cabinet is this, now vintage, made in France, Michel Herbelin Classic with a Swiss ETA movement. Followed by a delicate but classic form of the Romanson of… Read More ›