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Halloween Timepieces

Watch Buyers like to embrace all the holidays possible and Halloween is no exception! There is always a good excuse to purchase a watch! These are our picks for the best luminous watches – that glow in the dark – the Lume on a dial is rather special and obviously very handy reading the time in the dark. Your watch’s lume might glow blue, green, or somewhere in between.  Omega’s Speedmaster ceramic Pitch Black, Dark Side of the Moon, {below} is not only aptly named for Halloween but glows fantastically... Read More

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Moon Phase Watches

What is a Moon Phase Watch? Its time to pay attention to the fabulous complication on many watches  -the moon phase. A complication is any feature on your watch that is not directly related to the time display. This particular complication tracks the 29.5 day lunar cycle (or 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds to be exact) with some clever engineering and show it in an aperture on the dial, with many beautiful designs and true craftsmanship. They are a striking eye-catching feature and have an army of... Read More

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Cricketers and their favourite watches.

Cricket is the quintessential English sport that has been hot on our screens this summer -and we decided to take a closer look at what famous cricketers wear watch-wise. Fabulous Ben Stokes is often seen wearing a rose gold Hublot Big Bang. Chris Woakes also sporting a Hublot Big Bang in press pics and on Instagram – Virat Kohli is a big fan of his Rolex Daytona, tho its not the only watch he is seen in. Stuart Broad spotted wearing a painted dial Panerai Luminor. MS Dhoni  chooses a... Read More

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The Beginners Guide to Rolex Production Dates.

The value of your Rolex very much depends not just on the model or condition but on the serial number and the production date. These are crucial to the current market value of your particular model.  So where are the serial numbers on your Rolex?  Starting in 2005 Rolex began to engrave the serial number on the rehaut or inner bezel  – the inside of the rim between the dial and the glass – in the 6 o’clock area. Before that date it was behind the bracelet in the 6 o’clock... Read More

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Watches to take on your adventures

The British Camping Association has announced that 31st May – 6th June is the Nation Week of Caravanning and Camping 2021. In particular this year the focus is aimed at newcomers to tent life. There’s two types of watches for the outdoor life –Cheaper, easily replaced, capable of telling the time and sometimes reading your map… or Rugged, good looking, high end timepieces and capable of far more than just telling you the time. Not just an investment luxury watch but also equally wearable once you are back at work... Read More

Richard Mille Watches

The Richard Mille brand of watches is a relative ‘newcomer’ in the world of luxury timepieces. They have been around just a couple of decades yet have taken the high-end watch world by storm, and feature on all watch collectors ‘Want Lists’. All watch collectors know the name yet very few will see one that’s not just online – unless its on a very {very} rich friend.  Because these watches are not just expensive they are exorbitant. So what can we tell you about them and the man behind them?... Read More

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Rock around the Clock

Famous musicians and their watch collections. One of the biggest collectors in the music world is Ed Sheeran – something he says was encouraged by his good friends Elton John and John Mayer. From a Richard Mille RM 38-01 Tourbillon G-Sensor Quartz TPT showpiece to a Patek Philippe 5130R, and Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A, a Hublot Big Bang or two, the IWC Pilots watch mark XVIII and a fair few vintage classics in-between.  It’s no secret Elton John’s watch collection is considered as one of the finest in the world. Brands... Read More

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The Rolex Submariner

Further to the news Rolex is still holding off any new models this year due to Covid, we take a good look back at one of Rolex’s best sellers instead. There is no doubt about it; Rolex is the name when it comes to luxury watches. They are the brand with the most passionate fans and collectors, and the biggest name everyone turns out to see at Basel.  Currently in stock right now at Watch Buyers we have the Rolex Submariner in blue, black and green. The Rolex Submariner was... Read More

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The man behind Hublot

The French name, Swiss watchmaking company, owned by an Italian – so who is behind the company? Carlo Crocco. The watch entrepreneur and founder of the Hublot – worked in the family watch making and watch selling business. However he preferred his own ideas and designs and wanted to create his own watches in a style not seen before.  You might not have heard his name, or seen him in the press too often. He’s a discreet quiet man, by all accounts happier at home with his family, pets and... Read More

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Five watches to put on your list to Santa!

Time to think about that Christmas wish list – or perhaps just narrow down what you deserve to treat yourself – its been a bit of a year after all. Last years everyone had the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5976/1G on their list – but it was a mere dream even if you had hit the top of the good list;  as only 1,300 Patek Philippe Nautilus 5976/1G were produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this iconic timepiece. Maybe now Santa has had enough time to track one down for you? ... Read More