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Seiko “Kakume” or “Square Eyes”, powered by the revered chronograph movement #6138, encompasses the seventies look & feel that make watches from that era so successful today. Square sub-dials, sporty look and undeniable wrist presence: if you want to own one of these, our collector’s guide will help you choose.

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The ultimate Soviet diver watch, the Vostok Nvch-30 is rare, expensive and somewhat mysterious. In this exclusive reference guide, Matt Brace sheds light on the history and origins of this watch used by Russian frogmen and explains the subtle differences between models.

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Poljot represents the birth of the Soviet watch industry. Ironically, unlike other big factories such as Raketa and Vostok, it didn’t manage to survive the new economy. In this article, we go into detail about the history of Poljot watches with a focus on their beautiful vintage chronographs.

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The Japanese giant watchmaker created some of its best watches in the 70’s. Among these, vintage chronographs powered by famous movements 6138 and 6139 hold a special place. In this article, we present you the whole range of watches powered by 6138. Get ready to salivate!

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A Soviet watch sporting an American flag is rather unusual. Even shocking. Was the “Desert Shield” series made for Pentagon as some of the sellers claim? How to recognize the original watches? We prepared this guide to debunk some myths around this model and to help you purchase one with confidence.

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One of the most famous vintage chronographs by Seiko, the UFO – also known as the Yachtman – has a rich history and multiple media appearances. Everybody wants one for their collection, and the market is unfortunately flooded with aftermarket parts. Our guide will help you find the right one.

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One of the most recognizable Soviet watches from the 80’s, the Raketa Worldtimer or Goroda, is a jewel in any collection – provided that you can find one in good condition. In this article, we give you some advice on buying one of these beauties.

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Roamer Vintage Watches

Roamer Vintage Watches

There’s something endearing about the story of a mom-and-pop business rising to international acclaim, especially when that business was dedicated to quality craftsmanship—even when that…

Universal Genève Vintage Watches

Universal Genève

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Genesis of the First Self-Winding Watch

Harwood watch - changing time

This article, written by Mikhail, is devoted to the history of the first mass-produced self-winding mechanical watches. Disclaimer 1. This work is a compilation of…

What is a Marriage Watch?

What is a marriage watch?

Don’t let the name fool you. A marriage watch is not a watch you gift your husband or receive as a token of appreciation. Well,…