Rolex Sea Dweller 1665

Rolex Sea Dweller 1665

Life begins at forty for a legend Let me say right now I wish I was 40 next year. Not for all the usual vain reasons of a desire to reverse the ageing process or because I particularly yearn to fulfil a uniquely vivid ‘bucket list’ of ambitions before it’s all too late. Truth be told, there is rarely a day goes by I don’t wish I was still ‘only’ forty, but for the last week or so that fervent longing has been stoked by the latest piece to cross my desk. I promised Mrs Watch Collector some ti...

1971 Omega Speedmaster Professional

1971 Omega Speedmaster Professional

Like a great many of you, I imagine, my list of ‘must-haves’ seems to gather pace each year, far beyond the rate at which I can reasonably collect. However, even the most cursory glance at my collection here will lead you to appreciate the special place Omega watches hold in my heart. And amongst those watches this 1971 Omega Speedmaster Professional holds a very special place. As a young child I watched in awe the vivid images of man walking on the moon in 1972 as Apollo 17 brought to an end...

1915 Asprey Officer Trench Watch

1915 Asprey Officer Trench Watch

Whenever I hold this watch, I'm transported to the fog bound streets of London, 1915, where the stench of war hangs heavy over a blighted continent...   Click To Read More 

Omega Seamaster 300 1968

Omega Seamaster 300 1968

Utrinque Paratus – Ready For Anything As any regular visitor to my site will know, I’m not just passionate about watches, I’m passionate about the stories a watch can pay testimony to. The extreme environments that supreme engineering can withstand, the resilience of exquisite watch making in the face of unparalleled odds. And in particular I love imagining the provenance of a watch that might have survived the second world war or been present at significant events throughout the century. Oft...