Taking a Look at the Yemas at Watches of Knightsbridge

Taking a Look at the Yemas at Watches of Knightsbridge

Here on Fratello Watches, we’ve featured a number of vintage Yema models on our site. These fun, often brightly colored watches represented the affordable side of the hobby: often mimicking far more expensive Heuers with semi-similar design motifs, but costing far less in the marketplace. They were plentiful, robust – with most containing 773x movements […]

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Ginault Ocean Rover Blue Gold | Watch Talk

Ginault Ocean Rover Blue Gold Here is a video and many photos of the Ginault Ocean Rover Blue Gold, one of the newest variations from the Ginault Brand. I did a full review on and video on the first Ocean Rover released and also a follow up video with a slightly different variation. The point of this third video and follow up is more about how I am trying to understand the company, their intentions, the controversy surrounding the brand and does it warrant the asking price they are charging at $1,399 USD. Realistically it is not my place or any reviewers place to tell anyone if a watch is worth the price. It is after all only our opinion. And we all know opinions vary. I almost never reviewed the first Ginault model because of all the issues surrounding it, but then curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to see what the watch was really like. I go over many different things in the video and alternate points of view. This is a brand and a watch that is always going to have its detractors, mainly because of the closeness in look to a Rolex ; the simple fact is some watch enthusiasts hate homage or copy watches. For those that like/love them, as I have said many times, it is a very well built watch and probably the best built Rolex Sub homage on the market. Their claims are something I can not prove, and I have never defended what the company states. I do however think that sometimes we all (myself included) jump to conclusions without all the facts. In this case, I think Ginault can benefit from a little more transparency or showing some of their facilities that they claim to make their watches and maybe as a consumer we should not always be so quick to condemn and say ” You are lying”. I would never tell anyone to buy any watch. I may have in the past, and that was wrong. As a reviewer it is my job to present the watch in the best way I can and give my opinion on quality and price and leave it at that. It is up to you, the reader, the consumer, the buyer. to look into it and do your research and see if any watch or product is worth it for the price. I have no idea what Ginault’s long term plans are, but I hope in the future maybe we will see some original designs and they will be manufactured here in the US. That would be great. As it stands now, it is an expensive, well made homage and the Ginault Ocean Rover Blue Gold is another great looking example. The old saying in the watch community is “Buy what you like and like what you buy”. That is the same with any product. Ginault can make a hell of a watch no doubt, and if you think it is worth it, I think you would enjoy it for the quality that it is.

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First Look- 2017 Heuer Skipper Calibre 18 Hodinkee Edition

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First Look- 2017 Heuer Skipper Calibre 18 Hodinkee EditionToday we can share with you details of the 2017 Heuer Skipper- the first new Skipper from TAG Heuer since the early 1980s. The new watch is a collaboration between TAG Heuer and Hodinkee, a website that has long recognised the special place in the vintage market that Heuer commands. The first watch in this series arrived in 1967 and… Read More
POSTED 22 Jun 2017

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The Goldilocks Carrera: Why the 43mm Carrera Heuer-01 Ceramic is Just Right

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The Goldilocks Carrera: Why the 43mm Carrera Heuer-01 Ceramic is Just RightAt the beginning of 2017 TAG Heuer gave us a (slightly) smaller version of the popular 45mm Carrera Heuer-01 Skeleton dial, shaving a modest 2mm from the case diameter to give us the 43mm Carrera Heuer-01 collection. The star of that range is the ceramic model, which combines the looks of the original 2015 Carrera Heuer-01 with the matte ceramic… Read More
POSTED 17 Jun 2017

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