You told us about the watches you bought and sold, then bought again (and again…)

On the poster for the classic rom-com Groundhog Day, Bill Murray is depicted pointing at a clock.  This, of course, is to signify the film’s basic premise in which (spoiler alert) the central character finds himself stuck living the same day over and over again. But after hearing from the Time+Tide community about the watches you bought and sold, then bought again (and again), I now view the timepiece in Murray’s hand in a different light. For it seems that,…

Hardcore divers at lightweight prices: Great dive watches over 300m water resistance

Let’s face it: most of us will never put on a scuba suit and head down to the darkest depths of the ocean in order to do a spot of sub-aquatic treasure hunting. But watch purchases kindle a sense of emotional connection, a form of expression that conveys our dreams and aspirations. The same way John Mayer becomes Mr. John C. Mayer when he straps on his Patek Philippe, or we all feel a bit more like James Bond when…

Dammit, I wasn’t supposed to buy this Sinn U1 DS, but I just did…

When we talk about what attracts people to watches, you may typically expect the response to be the movement. But when it comes to the larger marketplace, arguably the most important element, aside from case diameter, is the dial. The dial is what catches your eye first. As much as some people jest they would want to wear a watch flipped over on their wrist to be able to see the movement at all times, intriguing dials are the first…

Watches by movement: 5 watches powered with an SW200 from divers to dress

As far as ubiquitous movements go, the SW200 and its variants is one to make your eyes light up when you see it on a specification sheet. Originally a clone of the ever-loved ETA 2824, once the patent had expired, Sellita’s version remains just as reliable, affordable and well-performing as its ETA twin. The 4Hz beat rate, 38 hour power reserve and moderate 4.6mm thickness makes it a great all-rounder movement for any watches that can house it. Here are…

INTRODUCING: The Sinn 103 Sa G is a totally new look for Sinn, and we can get around it

This week, in an unusual move from the obsessive tool laboratory of Sinn Spezialuhren (yes, Special Watches — only tools and instruments may apply), comes a glittery fresh take on the social media and forum hive-mind favourite, the 41mm Sinn 103 pilot’s chronograph. In the Sinn 103 Sa G version they have taken what is a very compact and Leica-quality like monochromatic pilot’s watch and added colour. And what that intense sparkly green has done is transform this serious tool into a…