SPEEDY Chronos

Mostly vintage chronographs, a few divers, the odd micro-brand and a bit of good design!

Welcome to SpeedyChronos. I have been a watchgeek for almost three years now and I cannot see me getting any better any time soon! I have decided to put this blog together in order to share my passion and my thoughts as I move along the way! Enjoy

August 22, 2018

As far as watch collecting is concerned, toolwatches with the Lemania 5100 and the Valjoux 7750 movements are my kryptonite. Show me something that ticks these boxes and chances are I will not be able to resist. I avoid using the term grail but one watch I have not yet...

July 3, 2018

It’s not a secret anymore; vintage watch market is booming and this means that pieces that were once accessible, if not affordable, have reached new stratospheric price heights and are not really an option for reasonable consumers and collectors any more.

I have long ch...

February 10, 2018

The British Royal navy received its last batch of mechanical divers back in 1982 and these watches have become quite collectible in their own right.

A few years ago, Eddie from Timefactors acquired the rights to the Precista name and set off to make some worthy re-editi...

January 4, 2018

In today’s booming market there are still a few brands that offer amazing bang for your dollar and Guinand is most certainly one of them. If you have followed the blog for sometime you may have noticed my admiration for the brands or microbrands who dare to do somethin...

December 7, 2017

Sinn has always been one of my favourite brands. Mostly appreciated by watch enthusiasts and a few commandos, they have always done things their own way. Founded in the 50s by Helmut Sinn, they set about making a high quality, affordable watch that could cope with the...

December 5, 2017

If you have followed the blog for sometime you might have guessed that I am a huge advocate for the new breed of micro-brands. I love what they are doing and I think that their work should be showcased because they keep coming up with extremely interesting products.


November 14, 2017

Third time lucky is the saying and that couldn’t be more true in this instance. The Scramble is Carl’s third attempt in producing a military inspired chronograph and I think he has nailed it. This is not to say that his first two attempts were not equally remarkable wi...

November 4, 2017

So, I started this blog a few months back and my initial intention was to post an article every couple of weeks.

Some of you might have noticed that things have gone quiet over the last couple of months. Let me assure you that I am still here and I do not intend to put...

August 28, 2017

When summer holidays started looming in I posted an article about summer watches and how to make a choice on what to get. A few weeks down the line and I was finally enjoying the gorgeous Greek sun. What did I bring with me? And how faithful was I to my own advice? If...

July 27, 2017

Lets make it clear from the start; I am a huge fun of the Tudor brand; their heritage, their history and their offerings. The Tudor name first appeared in 1926 and it was registered as an independent company in 1946. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, wanted the Tudo...

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Its a good time to start "learning" Watches!

Welcome to SpeedyChronos, I spend my days as a management consultant and my nights as a "watch hunter"! I have been a watchgeek for more than 5 years now and I cannot see me getting any better any time soon! I have decided to put this blog together in order to share my passion and my thoughts as I move along the way! So if you have ever wondered how a watch collector's mind works, feel free to tag along! Enjoy


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