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The TAG Heuer Monza – in the shadow of the Carrera and Monaco

Some people may be familiar with this situation: young children like to emulate their elders, but often have a hard time stepping out of the shadow of their older siblings on account of their lack of experience. The TAG Heuer Monza with its big siblings, the Carrera and the Monaco, has had a similar experience – and tragically so, in our opinion. So fasten your seat belts, …

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The history of the ETA SA and renowned ETA movements

If you take a closer look at watches and particularly at movements, you will quickly encounter ETA movements. Many of these movements are used in watches from brands belonging to the Swatch Group, but they also appear in a number of watches from other manufacturers. ETA offers a wide range of calibres – from standard movements to exclusive calibres with complications for …

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Film villains and their watches

What would a story be without truly sinister villains? A hero wouldn't become a hero at all, because there would be nothing and nobody to protect humanity from. And let's be honest, we all want to see a good antagonist on screen. One who never makes it easy for our hero and puts the world in fear and terror. Which is why we'd like to take a closer look at some of the biggest …

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Original watch or a counterfeit: How can one tell the difference?

It is becoming increasingly difficult nowadays to distinguish forgeries from authentic watches. So-called "Frankenstein watches" in particular make it significantly more difficult for prospective buyers to identify a fake by fitting counterfeit watches with individual parts from originals. The days are gone when fake watches carried a fake brand name or when models were …

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