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The Watch Lord Nelson Was Wearing When He Was Shot Is Sold At Auction

The Battle of Trafalgar remains one of the most well-known triumphs in British war history.  A battle which saw intellect outsmart sheer power in numbers, and a battle where the strategist of the whole thing, Lord Nelson, got shot and died. We will cover the historic event in this article, as well as take a closer look at Lord Nelson’s pocket watch which was sold at auction for 322,000 GBP in July 2018. The timepiece was…

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What Do Jewels In A Watch Movement Do?

Have you ever wondered what the jewels in a watch movement do?  Or if they are valuable? Are they just for decoration, or do they serve a practical purpose? We reveal all in this post! For the quick answer: The jewels are mostly used for practical purposes, they reduce friction of the movement. The official definition from the ISO International Standards Organisation for the user of these jewels is: “to stabilize friction and reduce the wear rate…

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The Intriguing Story Behind Elvis Presley’s Recently Auctioned Watch

The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley’s Diamond Encrusted Watch recently went on sale. Before we give you the price tag, we’ll give you the story. How did this watch happen to go up for sale at Phillips Auction House in Geneva more than 50 years after Elvis received it? Elvis received the watch from his record label congratulating him on the number of records sold. On the back of the watch there is an…

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Watch Engraving Inspiration (inc Meghan Markle, Elvis Presley & JFK’s)

A watch engraving is a way to bring further meaning to your luxury watch.  Perhaps you are wondering about a message for yourself, to make a landmark moment in your life.   Or perhaps you are wondering which message to get engraved to make your wedding or anniversary.   Engraved messages for children, for relatives or even to mark a memorial are very common. We hope to give you some engraving inspiration today and we are…

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Customers Are Ready To Buy Luxury Watches Online Announces Breitling’s CEO

The luxury watch world is one steeped in tradition, that’s what makes it so special. But a time does come (excuse the pun) when stepping into the present is required. It’s taken some time but we are starting to see that happening now and we welcome the digital revolution. At Chronoexpert.com we believe in providing an online experience for our customers which is easy, seamless and enjoyable. Three words which often can’t be used to describe…

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Is Artificial Scarcity In The Luxury Watch Market A Reality?

What Is Artificial Scarcity? This is a tactic which is sometimes employed by businesses to make it seem like a product or service can only be produced in small supply – when in actual fact the resources are available to create an abundance of product or service. The effects of this is to create a product or service which becomes sought after by default – because the product is rarer and so more people want to…

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Fathers Day Gift Guide 2018

Fathers day (in the UK) is getting very close so if you haven’t worked out what to get your watch obsessed dad yet then check out this list. We’ve researched the coolest boutiques and on-trend e-shops to find the top gifts for dads who love watches this year. For The Library We admit, a bit tricky to lay your hands on, but this is the gospel of chronograph wristwatches. 3 volumes showcase the history…

Men’s Style Guide: Which Watch Matches Your Look?

We picked three popular & on trend mens looks and matches them up with the perfect luxury watch.  Which of these styles is most like your own? HAWAIIAN PRINT Nothing says bring me a rum & coke now like wearing a Hawaiian print shirt.  Holiday vibes can be had every day this summer – you have our permission to go mental. Credit Hawes & Curtis Purchase outfit from Hawes & Curtis MATCH WITH BUY MAURICE LACROIX…

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Telltale Signs Of A Fake Luxury Watch

If you have never brought a watch from the pre-owned market before then this post is for you.  Working out whether the watch is real or fake isn’t really a problem if you are buying a new watch.   But, in the second hand market it can be tricky to tell. This is because there is a huge and growing industry of replicas out there.  We put this post together so you can use it as…