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Evgueni Matoussevitch

Yep, this is me. Just had my beard trimmed. I am Evgueni Matoussevitch, a founding father of this weblog since 2008. Bought my first mechanical watch in 1986 and it took me ten more years to realize that I have a problem: at some point in time watches became my passion. Well, it could be worse.

Glashutte Original Senator Observer Automatic
in German

Glashutte Original Senator Observer Automatic

The Glashutte Original Senator Observer (ref. 100-14-07-02-30) brings you an impressive mix of a perfect self-winding mechanism, a dial that is easy to read in any circumstances, and a nicely sculpted case inherited from an earlier iteration, all seasoned with that attention to even most minuscule details that only German watchmakers exhibit regardless of the price tag that comes with their timekeepers.

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13 Nov 2015
Bell & Ross WW1-97 Heritage Automatic (ref. BRWW197-HER-ST/SCR)
in Swiss

Bell & Ross WW1-97 Heritage Automatic (ref. BRWW197-HER-ST/SCR)

The 2015 Bell & Ross WW1-97 Heritage (ref. BRWW197-HER-ST/SCR) delivers the familiar mix of a well-calculated design, which is both elegant and masculine, and a bullet-proof mechanism, which is both reliable and accurate. All of them are offered at a relatively affordable price that makes this new creation one of the best choices in the "Value for Money" category.

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11 Nov 2015
Longines Heritage Military COSD Automatic (ref. L2.832.4.53/73.x)
in Swiss

Longines Heritage Military COSD Automatic (ref. L2.832.4.53/73.x)

War never changes. Watches, however, do. It is really nice when reputable brands introduce all sorts of homages to the legendary WWII-time models that were issued for armies and navies of all parties involved. For obvious reasons, this 2015 Longines Heritage Military COSD (ref. L2.832.4.53/73.x) can't be called a "reissue". However, it is still a nice choice for a person who wants to buy a military-style timekeeper that doesn't look like it came straight from the Call of Duty: Black Ops. This one was designed with a gentleman in mind.

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07 Nov 2015
Nixon 51-30 Darth Vader Automatic Limited Edition
in American

Nixon 51-30 Darth Vader Automatic Limited Edition

The upcoming premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just a couple of months away and Nixon has already unveiled a number of Star Wars-themed timekeepers. There, if I understand correctly, will be sort of 'official' watches of the series. Besides the inevitable "Stormtroopers", and "Imperial Pilots", there is also a full-black Nixon 51-30 Darth Vader: a limited edition device that pays homage to the most iconic character of the series. And, yes: all three models are dedicated to agents of the dark side of the Force. Ah, that irresistible attractiveness of Evil!

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23 Oct 2015
Alpina Alpiner Manufacture Caliber AL-710 (refs. AL-710S4E6 & AL-710KM4E6)
in Swiss

Alpina Alpiner Manufacture Caliber AL-710 (refs. AL-710S4E6 & AL-710KM4E6)

Presented in two colors of its laconic, easy to read dial, Alpina Alpiner Manufacture makes the time-proven Caliber AL-710 in-house automatic movement its selling point. The "Manufacture" mechanism slowly replaces third-party mechanisms from their relatively inexpensive lines. Accurate and reliable, the AL-710 greatly increases the timekeeper's collectability while still making it a nice daily wearer

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06 Oct 2015
Chr. Ward C9 Moonphase Automatic
in British

Chr. Ward C9 Moonphase Automatic

Once a maker of all sorts of "homages", Christopher Ward puts a lot of effort into becoming a serious brand. This new, dressy Chr. Ward C9 Moonphase is a step in the right direction for the relatively young watchmaker.

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26 Sep 2015
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Ceramic Automatic Diver
in Swiss

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Ceramic Automatic Diver

The iconic TAG Heuer Aquaracer family finally gets a handful of new members that have their stainless steel bezels replaced with ceramic ones. Available in black and blue, with plain or blacked-out steel bodies, and featuring a nice choice of available straps, they are still relatively affordable if you take into account a nice combination of attractive styling, reliability and a bullet-proof automatic movement to finish the picture.

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15 Sep 2015
Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantieme
in Swiss

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantieme

While not terribly expensive (and still not particularly affordable given that so far the collection is only presented in stainless steel), the new Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantieme was designed for those people who believe that a dress watch must only be worn with formal attire. While you still can wear one of them with jeans or even chinos, you must be either a really successful screenwriter or a slightly eccentric serial start-upper to pull off the trick.

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28 Aug 2015
Fortis Terrestis Hedonist Automatic
in Swiss

Fortis Terrestis Hedonist Automatic

The 2015 Fortis Terrestis Hedonist delivers a winning combination of elegant styling, and robust movement offered at a fairly affordable price. This is basically the watch of choice for a person who always thought about adding a Fortis to his collection, but wasn't quite ready to get himself an "aviator" because of their massive cases, cluttered dials and, often, just way too many colors for them to be worn with business attire. Now, you finally have no excuses to backpedal on this purchase, have you?

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14 Aug 2015
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