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The Avi-8 Hawker Hurricane Clowes Automatic – An Exceptionally Contemporary Pilot’s Watch

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James is the Co-Founder of 12&60 and has been writing about watches since 2018. He's got a soft spot for divers and tool watches, especially if they've got vintage design cues!
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The Avi-8 Hawker Hurricane Clowes Automatic – An Exceptionally Contemporary Pilot’s Watch

July 29, 2022

As I said in my recent review of the Laco Flieger Pro, the problem I have with pilot’s watches is that they all look alike. Well, Avi-8’s latest watch...

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The Spinnaker Spence 300 – One Of The Thinnest Dive Watches You Can Get

One of the most important things to consider when buying a watch is wearability. It doesn’t matter how nice a watch looks, if it’s not comfortable to wear then...

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July 22, 2022

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Hands-On With The Enigma III Case From To The Hour

Like any valuables, watches deserve to be stored properly, if for no other reason than they can cost a hell of a lot to repair. This is especially true...

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July 22, 2022

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Why The Laco Flieger Pro Is The Perfect Pilot’s Watch

We watch enthusiasts can be a picky lot. We tend to obsess over the tiniest details -it might be a case that’s a millimetre too big, a date wheel...

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July 19, 2022

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The Tudor Ranger 79950 – My Biggest Disappointment Of 2022

So a little while ago I wrote an article on why the Black Bay 36 was the best alternative to the Rolex Explorer. And then last week Tudor go...

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July 13, 2022

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The Tudor Pelagos FXD – A Pure Tool Watch Through And Through

I have to admit that over the past couple of years I’ve become something of a Tudor fanboy. But, when Tudor released the Pelagos FXD in November 2021 I...

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July 7, 2022

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The Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver – A Perfect Vintage Reissue

The Quartz Crisis of the 1970s sounded the death knell for a lot of iconic Swiss brands that had produced some fantastic watches. One such company was Nivada Grenchen,...

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June 26, 2022

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The Seiko Prospex SPB237J1 Captain Willard Re-Interpretation – Why Does It Cost So Much?

As someone who can’t get enough of tool watches, Seiko is a brand I’ve grown increasingly fond of over the past few years. Of course, that’s hardly surprising given...

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June 16, 2022

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Olto-8 Iron X Review – A Futuristic Skeletonised Field Watch

These days, I’m increasingly starting to feel as though the watches I see are all blending together. As a result, I tend to take a little more notice when...

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June 10, 2022

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The Farer AquaMatic – Your Next Summer Watch

This year, it seems as though every man and his dog is jumping on the bandwagon and releasing colourful watches. Not that that is a bad thing. After years...

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May 30, 2022

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The Tudor Black Bay 36 – The Best Rolex Explorer Alternative?

The Rolex Explorer is of course one of the most iconic and desirable watches you can buy today. Since its release in 1953, the Explorer has proven to be...

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May 20, 2022

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A Look At Quality Leather Watch Rolls From Mayfair Watch

As watch collectors, we often get so wrapped up in the watches themselves that we forget to pay attention to how best to store them. But given how much...

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May 12, 2022

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The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical – Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Ask any watch nerd to recommend an affordable mechanical field watch, and I’ll give you good odds they pick the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical. In the few years since...

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