I will focus on just five of the most insightful watches I have come across, based on my personal views and feelings.  Also, you are going to find some very different market values in there. I mean, watches which are worth a King’s ransom, and others which are instead affordable almost for a Baron. But hey, you […]

The charm of the vintage timepieces is unquestionable I have a legacy Longines watch (1940s). Do you suggest refurbishing and servicing it at the factory or at a local specialist? This is a very common debate in the vintage world. And the answer has varied in time. As much as the tradition of a brand […]

Finding the best first mechanical watch is almost an art I want to buy a men’s mechanical watch, but I don’t know which brand to buy. Do you have any recommendation? Well, if I had one cent for every time I heard that question, I could buy myself Patek Philippe. Not one watch – the […]

Patek Philippe kills the 5711 and retreats from steel luxury sports timepieces It is the talk of the day. Nope, the year.Well, let’s say: of the 2000s. This watch was the wet dream of horology fans worldwide.And everyone keeps asking himself why. The answer is that Patek Philippe wanted to return back to its roots […]

The Watchonomicon is the blog of The Watch Manual. It features all the elements that have made the TWM such a great resource for its readers: easy-to-read articles, interesting questions stemming from the constant interaction of the readers, and the same down-to-earth tone that is used through the TWM series of books to explain and entertain without sounding dull or pedantic (or at the very least trying NOT to).

This is not your average watch blog: watch blogs generally present new watches, sometimes because they have an interest into presenting them that goes a lil bit further than the interest of their readers. Nothing wrong here – we all have to pay our electrical bills. But we try to do something different here. We would like to let our readers explore the universe of watches and understand why this model is better than that model, not just showing them both.

And also, to understand what you can do with an old watch. How to entertain and service it, or refurbish and maybe, resell it for a fair value. Or how to wear it to the best. Exactly as our line of books do. So, if you like watches, and you would like to understand watches a bit more, and not just to take a look at them, well – this is the place to be.

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