Our Best Watch Stories of the Year

Here’s a look back at the best stories our watch writers tackled over the course of 2017 – NATO watch straps to affordable mechanical movements.

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365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best stories our watch writers tackled over the course of 2017 — NATO watch straps to affordable mechanical movements.


6 Questions With the Man Selling the Holy Grail of Vintage Watches (Updated)

James Cox shares how he got Newman's Rolex, his own history with the watch and his feelings on its impending sale.

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Opinion: Why I’ve Never Spent More than $500 on a Watch

Great timekeeping doesn't need to cost thousands.

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How a Watch Nerd Turned His Passion Into a Thriving Micro-Brand

Dissatisfied with his office job, Chase Fancher made his vision for a wristwatch a reality.

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Why Do People Go Crazy for Vintage Rolexes?

Making sense of the rapidly growing market for old Rolexes.

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Three Vintage-Style Chronographs, Perfect for Car Lovers

Watches and cars both have personality. Sometimes those personalities match.

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Review: Is the TAG Heuer Link the Perfect Watch for ’90s Nostalgia?

Love it or hate it, the Link's funky bracelet is one of the watch industry's most distinctive design features.

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The Best Vintage Watches to Collect (According to Experts)

How to build an incredible collection.

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Why We Love Bauhaus-Inspired Watches

All about the cool and calming charm of the minimalist watch.

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Celebrate 60 Years of the ‘Moonwatch’ with These Rare Vintage Pieces

Originally a watch for car enthusiasts, the Speedmaster rose from humble beginnings to become an otherworldly icon.

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Four Forgotten Watch Brands Collectors Will Love

Buying watches from forgotten brands is a great way to get a lot with a little.

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If You’re Lost in the Backcountry, Turn Your Watch into a Compass

With little more than a watch and a clear view of the sun, you can find your way to safety.

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The Tissot Swissmatic Revolutionizes the Swiss-Made Mechanical Movement

Though it lacks some finer details, the Everytime Swissmatic packs a movement that could drastically change the watch industry.

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These Are the Best Watches Under $200

Bargain watches get a bad rap, but there are plenty of dirt-cheap options with excellent design and solid build quality.

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The Best Watches to Take into the Backcountry

10 watches that pack equal parts brains and brawn.

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15 Incredible Dive Watches Under $1,000

There's a myriad of great divers you can buy for a few hundred bucks.

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The Best Watches Under $1,000

You can get an incredible amount of watch for under a grand.

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The Fascinating and Humble History of the NATO Watch Strap

From military roots to modern style.

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These Are the Best Watches You Can Buy Under $500

You don't have to drop a ton of money in order to get a great watch that, with a little TLC, could potentially last a lifetime.

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Your Next Purchase: One of These 12 Great Dress Watches

From $1,000 to $20,000 and everything in between.

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The Best Products of 2017

A look back at the year in gear. From superlative whiskey to sustianable denim, these were the best products released in 2017. Explore the Series

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