10Editor’s Letter 12 Contributors 15 The Dial Up: watch news 24 Collectors’ Corner: is that a watch in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me? 26 Speaking Clocks: two insiders on watch designs that stand the test of time 28 Good Times: Bunny talk and the return of
Playboy style 32 Fifties Watches: revivals from an underrated era 34 Fifties Watches: the men’s styles that the girls are all talking about 40 Anniversary Time: Seiko’s 130th birthday 42 Heroes And Villains: Maskelyne vs Harrison in the quest for longitude 46 World Time: watches that chart the changing global landscape 50 Past Times: how Calvinism shaped the watch world 52 Cooking With Chronos: your watch equals culinary delights 54 Capital Idea: new boutiques and the latest places to buy your next timepiece 56 Dial Directory: all the watch brands in one place. Plus a guide to after-care 58 Clocking off: Land Rover designer Gerry McGovern on why a mobile phone can never match a watch
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