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May 18, 2023

The Grey NATO – 239 – The Watches You Asked Us To Talk About

This week the boys are back to chat about several watch brands and models that the TGN Slack Crew requested as topics. Since Jason and ...  James can’t possibly cover everything that’s of interest, we asked the Crew what watches have been missing from the show and dedicated an episode to filling in some of the blanks. From Christopher Ward to Tag Heuer, new Rolex, Ressence, Longines, and Damasko, it was a blast to discover some new watches, and we thank the Crew for helping to shape this episode.

The Twelve

Christopher Ward doesn't do luxury. Tool watches, yes. Innovative complications, of course. Value for money, most certainly. But luxury - with its show-off implications and forced scarcity - we've largely shied away from. If we were to approach this world at all, it would be on our own terms. Well, we did.

Antarctique Archives - Czapek

(+41) 22 557 41 41 9am - 6pm Tuesday to Friday and 2pm - 6pm on Saturday The Antarctique combines sophisticated style and look with a genuine in-house power movement bound to stake a major claim in the popular sport-chic segment.

A-13A Quartz - a-13a

The A-13A Pilot Watch is a tool, it serves the sole purpose of telling the time in the most accurate, reliable, legible way possible. Both as a timepiece and as a chronograph. It is designed to be robust and to keep out dust and water; it's made to last.

A-13A Automatic (Flyback) - a-13a

Because the A-13A watches are aimed primarily at the aviation community, I thought it made perfect sense for us to entrust the field tests to actual pilots.

Introducing: The Redesigned TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph: Meet The 39mm 'Glassbox' (Live Pics)

The Carrera enters its seventh decade with a midsized case and cool, modern confidence.

Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAN2110 Review - WatchReport.com

In our continued effort to find thin and versatile sport watches we were quite happy to see that the recently refreshed Tag Heuer Aquaracer line up still had a 300m model that retained the classic good looks and modest sizing seen on Tag Heuer's of the past.

Citizen Watch Official Site | CITIZEN

Shop our latest collection of Eco-Drive watches - powered by any light, never need battery replacement. Better starts now. Citizen Watch Company of America, INC.
Ressence Watches

Ressence Type 3 | Design Swiss Made Watches

The TYPE 3 engages with physics like no watch before. The refraction of light as it moves from one substance to another can distort perception. The TYPE 3 cancels this effect through its upper half being flooded with 3.75 ml of oil.
Ressence Watches

Ressence Type 5 | Diving Watches

LIGHTNESS AND PERFORMANCE Rather than protecting the TYPE 5 against the pressure of water depth by using a heavy over-sized case and thick glasses, we used our oil technology. Since the laws of hydraulics state that a liquid cannot be compressed, the oil will compensate for underwater pressure.

Hands-On: The Longines Avigation BigEye

When Longines announced the Legend Diver back in 2007, they were among the first big name brands on the trend of producing vintage-inspired sport watches that specifically set out to capture the appeal of vintage models while offering the benefits of modern production.

Classic Diving Watches | Longines HydroConquest Collection | Longines®

Skip to main content Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, the famous Swiss watch brand Longines can boast a long tradition characterised by the elegance and performance of its products. Those values are perfectly represented by The Longines Sport Collection. The HydroConquest line is dedicated to men and women looking for a high performance timepiece that combines technical innovation and elegance.

Classic Aviator Watches | Longines Spirit Collection | Longines®

Historically, Longines has accompanied legendary pioneers as they conquer air, land and sea. Today, the winged hourglass brand has drawn inspiration from this heritage to create Longines Spirit, a collection with an impeccable pedigree.
Alpina Watches


In 1933, Alpina set the standards of the modern sports watch by unveiling its Alpina4 timepiece: antimagnetic, antishock, water-resistant and stainless steel. True to the Maison's DNA, the current Alpiner collection presents strong and sturdy watches that can resist the toughest conditions whilst remaining pure and easy to wear.
slow watches


Questions? Call us! +49 (40) 7166 8941 slow is not a speed... ...it's a mindset. ...that most of us somehow lost... let's make time to bring slow... ...back into our lives be slow.
Fratello Watches - the magazine dedicated to luxury watches

Dear Omega, Bring Back The Seamaster "Great White" GMT 2538.20.00

I'm starting to think I might have a very specific type when it comes to watches. The Omega Seamaster GMT "Great White" 2538.20.00 is a watch that certainly ticks all the boxes. It's a rugged stainless steel sports watch with plenty of water resistance and a GMT function.

Seamaster Steel Screw-in crown Watch 2595.30.00 | OMEGA US®

Discover the elegant style of the Seamaster Steel watch (Ref. 2595.30.00), and buy it online on the official OMEGA® Website! Take advantage of the full, certified OMEGA® experience for your online purchase and enjoy the performances and authentic style of this timepiece.

GoldenEye (007) Seamaster Diver 300M Quartz 2541.80.00 | OMEGA US®

Discover the iconic watch worn by James Bond in GoldenEye: the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M (Ref. 2541.80.00), a stylish steel watch that will make you feel like 007! Take advantage of the full OMEGA® experience, browse the entire collection and purchase your favorite Seamaster watch online!

TUDOR Black Bay P01 watch - m70150-0001 | TUDOR Watch

Discover the TUDOR Black Bay P01 watch m70150-0001 - 42mm steel case - Brown leather strap
DOXA Watches US

SUB 300 Carbon

With its forged carbon case, a titanium chamber to ensure resistance to pressure, and a dial available in 7 colors along with tone-on-tone rubber straps, the ultra-lightweight SUB 300 Carbon offers a fascinating combination of cutting edge technology and aesthetics with the legendary style of the iconic SUB 300.

TUDOR Pelagos FXD watch - m25707b/23-0001 | TUDOR Watch

Discover the TUDOR Pelagos FXD watch m25707b/23-0001 - Bidirectional rotating bezel - Navy blue dial

1978 Rolex Explorer II Reference 1655

Why This Watch Matters The Explorer II is a fantastic tool watch, as you'd expect to see from Rolex, but it offers a fairly unique design. The Full Story The reference 1655 was engineered for a very narrow market in mind: cave explorers.

Multiply your style with a unique DS+ watch | Certina

One watch, infinite possibilities ➤ With the DS+, celebrate a spectacular and unique new watch concept !
Grand Seiko

SBGE285G | Grand Seiko

Evolution 9 Collection CAD 10,900.00 This "go-anywhere" Spring Drive GMT watch looks as good at the office as it does at home but has a dial that is inspired by the landscape where it was created. It has a delicately textured surface pattern that echoes the morning mist that envelops the mountains of Nagano, the home of Spring Drive, in winter.

Forstner A-12

The Story The Forstner A-12 brings back a long-lost watch style that was once a critical player in U.S. spy plane (and early NASA) programs, and which holds a very special place in Forstner's history.

IWC IW3717-01 : Pilot's Watch Chronograph Stainless Steel / Black / Strap " WatchBase

Ref. 3717 was the 206 successor to the classic 3706. Its case was updated to 42 and both dial and hands got a make-over, while the movement remained unchanged. The present example is fitted with an alligator strap.

A Week On The Wrist: The IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Spitfire

The next generation of the Spitfire brings ample style, personality, and charm to IWC's pilot offering.

Rolex Explorer 40 watch: Oystersteel - m224270-0001

Discover the Explorer 40 watch in Oystersteel on the Official Rolex Website. Model:m224270-0001

BBC Sounds - Hands of Time by Rebecca Struthers - Available Episodes

Listen to the latest episodes of Hands of Time by Rebecca Struthers on BBC Sounds

Why a Former Marine Returned to Afghanistan to Photograph Street Style

With the publication of his new book Afghan Style, Robert Spangle hopes to bring attention to an "achingly stylish" people. Robert Spangle isn't your average fashion photographer: after serving two deployments with the Marine Corps in Afghanistan, the California native began documenting street style at trade shows and fashion weeks for glossy magazines and via his Instagram page @thousandyardstyle.