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Editorial: Jon Snow, Reissues, Limited Editions and Staying Dead

Sometimes, it's just better to stay dead.

A 14-Year Old Explains Why He Bought a 70-Year Old Bovet Chronograph

A young watch enthusiast tells us about his first vintage purchase, a vintage Bovet chronograph from the 1940s.

EDITORIAL: Will Art Survive as Watchmaking Evolves?

Luxury watchmaking evolving into a business that resembles carmaking and fashion. What does that mean for art and craft?

Editorial: Trends, Highlights and Favourites of Baselworld 2016

SJX discusses his thoughts on the trends at Baselworld and the notable new launches.

SIHH 2016: Personal Perspective and Highlights from the Independent Watchmakers

With SIHH 2016 having just closed its doors, it's now time to take stock of what happened during the weeklong Geneva fair. Here's a roundup of what took place at the inaugural Carre des Horlogers, the area dedicated to independent watchmakers at SIHH 2016.

Predictions for the Watch World in 2016 (Part 2)

The final instalment of the two-parter on my predictions for 2016 is all about the independents, outlining the whittling down of the field, but also green shoots with affordable, crowdsourced brands.

Predictions for the Watch World in 2016 (Part 1)

The fine watch industry is entering the new year with caution and some pessimism, giving the tepid demand for its products. This two part story will explain what I think will happen in 2016. 

Six Outstanding Affordable Watches of 2015

Well made and honestly priced timepieces are uncommon but out there. Some of them even have fine in-house movements. This is our pick of the best from the class of 2015.

The SJX Fantasy Christmas Wish List 2015

Being that time of the year, one can hope for gifts that will never come. It is after all the season of hope. In that tradition here is your correspondent's fantasy wish list for 2015. 

EDITORIAL: Why Dubai Watch Week Matters

Dubai Watch Week was a splendid, varied and impartial gathering of the best in watchmaking, particularly the best and brightest in independent watchmaking. If it happens again, and it probably will, the Emirati city will loom large in the watchmaking landscape.


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