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Watchnation’s Father’s Day Gift Buying Guide For All Types of Dad’s!

By Dave / 13 June 2022 / Comments Off on Watchnation’s Father’s Day Gift Buying Guide For All Types of Dad’s!

We all know that buying a Father’s Day gift can prove to be far more stressful than it needs to be, especially when your Dad is totally insatiable when it comes to presents. However, we have something for each type of Dad out there. Our buying guide includes a wide price-range to accommodate all the…

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A Legend Reborn – From the Seiko SKX to the Seiko 5 Sports SSK

By Dave / 8 June 2022 / Comments Off on A Legend Reborn – From the Seiko SKX to the Seiko 5 Sports SSK

A blog documenting WatchNation’s relationship with Seiko and the 5 Sports GMT… Our story with Seiko began in the Grand Seiko boutique, in Knightsbridge, London – one of the world’s most luxurious shopping districts. The after-effects of this meeting are still felt throughout WatchNation on a daily basis, as it marked the beginning of a…

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THE INDELIBLE LEGACY OF ‘PEANUTS’

By Dave / 10 November 2021 / Comments Off on THE INDELIBLE LEGACY OF ‘PEANUTS’

Peanuts was written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, the cartoon ran from 1950 until 2000 amassing a readership of 355 million people in 75 countries across the world. It became renowned for its complex physiological humour, as well as its ensemble of compelling and indelible characters!  The cartoon enjoyed its peak during one of…

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The History of Halloween:

By Dave / 13 October 2021 / Comments Off on The History of Halloween:

The history of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was a festival that took place between October 31st and November 1st. It marked the end of Summer and the harvest, and signified the beginning of the dark winter. The Celts believed that the barrier between the living and…

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The Khaki Field Far Cry 6 – Hamilton’s First Video Game Timepiece

By Dave / 11 October 2021 / Comments Off on The Khaki Field Far Cry 6 – Hamilton’s First Video Game Timepiece

Since their first Hollywood cameo in 1928’s Shanghai Express, Hamilton watches have gone on to feature in over 500 films. The brand has earned itself a reputation for being Hollywood’s go to watch and the ‘grand watchmaker in cinema’. Hamilton watches have most recently featured in Christopher Nolan’s, Tenet, and previous to that in Nolan’s…

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Introducing the latest addition to the Seiko Prospex collection, inspired by the Seiko Speedtimer…

By Dave / 4 October 2021 / Comments Off on Introducing the latest addition to the Seiko Prospex collection, inspired by the Seiko Speedtimer…

Many of Seiko’s most recent endearing releases are with watches that pay homage to some of the brand’s most celebrated models from its decorated past. Take for example the Seiko Presage 60s style collection that is inspired by the Crown Chronograph, which was released in 1964 and was Seiko and Japan’s first wristwatch equipped with…

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The emergence of the Swatch Watch:

By Dave / 20 September 2021 / Comments Off on The emergence of the Swatch Watch:

Quartz Crisis: Prior to the ‘Quartz Crisis’ of the 1970s the Swiss watchmaking industry had been responsible for producing around 95% of all mechanical watches that were sold across the world. It was also responsible for the jobs of 90,000 people in Switzerland. Part of Switzerland’s successes in the industry can be traced back to…

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Swatch x NASA Space Collection

By Dave / 20 September 2021 / Comments Off on Swatch x NASA Space Collection

Swatch has long positioned itself deeply in the roots of popular culture through its countless collaborative collections. The brand’s first collaboration dates back to 1985 with Kiki Picasso, it consisted of just 120 pieces and now sells for around £20,000. The brand has since gone on to collaborate with a plethora of artists, musicians, sporting…

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2021 Seiko Prospex Alpinist European Limited Edition SPB201J1

By Dave / 11 February 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 Seiko Prospex Alpinist European Limited Edition SPB201J1

Off the back of the success of the previous Alpinist release late last year, Seiko have unveiled the Seiko Prospex Alpinist: 2021 European Limited Edition SPB201J1. Whereas the previous edition had a green dial with striking black leather bracelet, the new version of the Alpinist takes a more traditional approach with a grey dial and…

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Seiko Island Green Limited Edition Collection

By Dave / 27 January 2021 / Comments Off on Seiko Island Green Limited Edition Collection

The new Seiko Island Green Limited Edition Collection is a trilogy of stunning watches designed to reflect the dense verdant forest on Japan’s Iriomote Island– one of the world’s best places for diving. Subtropical primeval forests cover most of the island, enriching the surrounding waters, nourishing the coral reefs, said to be among the world’s…

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