Articles by Hamish Robertson

Articles by Hamish Robertson
Steel Breitling Duograph split seconds chrongoraph with blue hands and two subdials with white dial and black strap.
Breitling Chronographs - a short History

Nov 18 · 4 min read

We explore a few of the historic Breitling chronographs and their modern reissues.

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What to expect at a Watch Show

Nov 4 · 4 min read

We explain what happens at a watch show and how to enjoy it

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Women's Watches through History

Oct 21 · 4 min read

A Short history of Women's Watches

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Black and Grey Omega Seamaster Professional No Time to Die James bond Edition
What's Special about Titanium Watch cases?

Oct 7 · 3 min read

We explore the benefits of Titanium for watch cases and bracelets

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Group of watch collectors at a watch store, 5 mena nd one woman standing arounf a bar talking about watches, wearing different coloured jackets.
Upcoming Events and Club Plans

Sep 30 · 3 min read

What to look our for from The Watch Collectors' Club

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Dark grey watch with black dial and large luminous numbers on dark grey strap.
Adventure Watches for Any Activity

Sep 23 · 3 min read

We explore watches that can take a beating.

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The watches of Queen Elizabeth II

Sep 16 · 2 min read

We explore some of the watches in Her Makesty's Collection

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Large Blue dive watch with blue bezel and three silver subdials with red GMT hand and long thim lumed main hands, on a blue rubber strap.
What makes a watch Waterproof?

Sep 9 · 3 min read

We explain how waterproof your watch is and what activities are safe to do while wearing it.

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A Pocket watch hanging from a brooch, both in gold with blue enamel and diamonds set in a floral pattern.
What makes a good Watch Case?

Sep 2 · 4 min read

A history and guide to different watch case designs, including some historic lots of examples and different styles.

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Squqare steel watch with aged white dial with Roman numerals and small Black Breguet style hands and sapphire on crown on black strap
A Short History of Pilot's Watches

Aug 26 · 4 min read

We look at Pilot's watches from 1904 up to the present day.

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Patek Philippe Beta 21 Watch with blue shiny dial and white gold case and bracelet, dagger hands and an elliptical case
The Most Difficult Decade

Aug 12 · 4 min read

An explanation of why the Swiss Watch Industry collapsed in the 1970s.

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Swatch - The making of an Icon

Aug 5 · 3 min read

How Swatch watches came to be and why they were so successful

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Six watches made by Jaeger LeCoultre sitting on a table with different case colours, dials and straps
How To Start a Watch Collection

Jul 29 · 3 min read

We explain how starting a small watch collectioncan be very easy

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Grey and orange Breitling watch with large white numbers and white hands
What is a Sports Watch?

Jul 15 · 3 min read

We consider sports watches of all types.

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Steel silver Ball Corp. watch shown from the rear showing the engraved and decorated Rotor and movement
What is an Automatic Watch? - in Under 500 words.

Jul 8 · 2 min read

We explain exactly what an automatic watch is.

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Patek Philippe calatrava watch with white dial and white gold case and hands, on red cloth background
Why are some time-only watches so expensive?

Jun 24 · 4 min read

We explore the range of watches that simply tell the time.

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Two Rolex steel watches lying on a table with black faces and polished bezels
June Meetup Highlights and Club Plans

Jun 17 · 2 min read

A selection of fantastic watches from our Meetup earlier this week.

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The Story of the Speedmaster "Ed White"

Jun 10 · 4 min read

Exploring the origins of this classy vintage and modern Speedmaster

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Bregeut Classique in gold case with white gold dial with dark blue hands on wrist
Was Abraham-Louis Breguet the most innovative Watchmaker of all?

May 20 · 4 min read

A Short Introduction to Louis Breguet

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Black adn gold logo on white background for The Watch Collectors' Club
What is a Watch Club?

May 6 · 4 min read

We explore what happens with a watch Club, and mention some established places to go.

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