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Past articles by Oren:

10 Watches and Trends We Expect to See in 2023

Forecasting the future for Rolex, G-Shock, Bulgari, Swatch and much more. → Read More

The Best Watches of 2022

It's been a year full of horological surprises. → Read More

The Best Dive Watches for Men Under $500

Both microbrands and bluechip companies offer great divers for five Benjamins and under. → Read More

Inside Bulgari's Rise to the Top of the Watch World

With eight world records in as many years, Bulgari’s Octo line reeled the famed jeweler from the fringes of horology to watchmaking’s elite center. Where does the brand go from here? → Read More

The Rolex Submariner: Everything You Need to Know

The archetypical dive watch's history and vintage collecting scene, demystified. → Read More

The Best Watch Boxes for Your Watch Collection

Don't keep your most worn watches in your sock drawer — invest in a quality watch box instead. → Read More

The Patek Philippe Nautilus: Everything You Need to Know

A thorough primer on one of the most important watches ever made. → Read More

What Will the New Patek Philippe Nautilus Look Like?

The next generation of the world's most hyped watch is coming soon. → Read More

Five Things We Could See from Rolex in 2022

A “Coke” GMT Master II? An updated Milgauss? What's in store from the Crown this year? → Read More

These Are 10 of the Best Tactical Watches

We explore what makes a watch “tactical” and pick out some of our favorites for actual use in the field. → Read More

If You Only Buy One Pilot's Watch, Buy This One

The IWC Automatic Spitfire is a military-inspired cockpit instrument that's perfect for everyday wear. → Read More

How to Change a Watch Strap without a Trip to the Jeweler

Affixing a different strap to your watch can give it an entirely new personality, and learning to do this yourself is an essential skill. → Read More

The Best Rugged Watches You Can Buy

Because sometimes you just need a watch you can beat the hell out of. → Read More

If You Only Buy One Pilot's Watch, Buy This One

A descendant of the famous Mark XI, the IWC Mark XVIII is the essence of a military-inspired cockpit instrument. → Read More

The 10 Best New Watches of the Year

From the newest Omega Speedmaster to an affordable Cartier Tank and a wildly complicated Bulgari and more. → Read More

An Omega Speedmaster Owned by Ralph Ellison Is Coming Up for Auction

The reference 145.012-SP from 1968 was worn for nearly 25 years by the author of Invisible Man. → Read More

These Are the Best Tools for Changing Your Watch Strap

A spring bar tool is essential if you want to change or size your watch bracelet or strap. Here are some of the best available right now. → Read More

Here's Your Chance to Own Eric Clapton's Rolex

The Rolex Turn-O-Graph typically flies under the radar. But this one is Slowhand's. → Read More

This Is the Watch You Should Get Someone New to Watches

This limited edition Timex is automatic, handsome, and inexpensive. It's the perfect gateway watch. → Read More

Don't Captain a Submarine Without This Dive Watch

The Massena LAB X Unimatic U1-MLB is based on a special diver issued to West German naval commandos. → Read More