Watches

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Luxury watch sales surge as Britons go on spending spree with lockdown savings
Sales at UK’s biggest supplier of Rolex and Omega watches rise 43% on pre-pandemic levels

Sarah Butler

10, Aug, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Watches of Switzerland increases revenue and profits forecast again
UK’s bigger seller of Rolex and Omega watches to repay £3.3m in furlough money but retain rates relief

Zoe Wood

17, Dec, 2020 @6:45 PM

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Garmin Forerunner 745 review: the run, bike, swim-tracking sweet spot?
Smaller, lighter, slightly cheaper version of the flagship triathlon watch ticks almost every box

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

02, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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UK’s biggest Rolex dealer says sales rising despite Covid crisis
Watches of Switzerland says regional stores are performing better than those in London

Zoe Wood

06, Oct, 2020 @1:38 PM

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How has my sports watch kept going for 25 years without a battery change?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

17, Mar, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Turn back time? What it means to wear a watch in the era of mobile phones
As the need for watches has waned, the timepiece has become a wrist-based statement. Wearing one now can feel like a coded message

Words Eva Wiseman, styling Melanie Wilkinson, photography Louisa Parry

26, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Fossil Gen 5 review: Google’s Wear OS smartwatch at its best
A day’s battery, solid performance and watch-first design makes Wear OS a much more attractive option

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

24, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Danish court rules artist's work cannot be cut up to make watches
Tal R wins injunction against pair of Faroese art provocateurs who wanted to use his canvas to make wristwatches

Richard Orange in Malmö

02, Dec, 2019 @12:53 PM

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Danish artist seeks to stop his work being cut up to make watches
Faroese art provocateurs want to use canvas of Tal R’s Paris Chic as raw material

Richard Orange in Malmö

02, Dec, 2019 @5:00 AM

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World's most expensive watch sells for £24.2m in charity auction
All proceeds from sale in Switzerland go to research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Rupert Neate

11, Nov, 2019 @3:38 PM

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The ripple effect: the best diving watches – in pictures
These watches keep perfect time, even when you’re busy making waves

Johnny Davis

29, Sep, 2019 @10:01 AM

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Raymond Mellor obituary
Other lives: Supplier of official timepieces for an FA Cup final

Jon Silverman

16, Aug, 2019 @4:52 PM

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