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Watch Buying Guides

Don’t know your Audemars Piguet from your Zenith? Confused about the difference between a chronograph and a chronometer? Our Watch Buying Guides provide all the information you need to make an informed choice about your next watch purchase.

Firstly, our Watch Style Guides provide a steer on which watches suit certain wrist types and uses. Secondly, we look at trends including guides to plating finishes, dial colours and case sizes. Additionally, we delve into each Watch Brand with guides to the history and heritage of each. Want to get more technical? We also take a deep dive into movement types, features and manufacturing processes.

Finally and most importantly, we examine what you can expect to get for your budget.

Whilst no single Watch Guide can make you an instant expert, our guides are easy to read. Together with our Watch Specialists News and Articles, they will help you shape your opinions and make an informed choice about your next watch purchase.

How To Change A Watch Strap

How To Change A Watch Strap

Changing a watch strap yourself is very easy. You may want to invest in a Spring Bar Tool to make the job as easy as...

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The Complete Men’s Guide to Watch Straps: Which Strap To Buy?

The Complete Men’s Guide to Watch Straps: Which Strap To Buy?

When a watch is designed, watch manufacturers pay a great deal of attention to the type of strap fitted to the watch. Whether a leather...

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Seiko Spring Drive: All You Need To Know

Seiko Spring Drive: All You Need To Know

28 years in the making, Seiko launched their Spring Drive movement in 2005. Spring Drive combines the best of mechanical watchmaking with the best of...

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Why Buy From Watch Specialists?
"Watch Specialists offers the convenience of buying online with all the support of an independent business that really cares about it's customers."

- Dan Pearson, Hertfordshire

"My wife loves the Oris watch I bought her. Phillips of Ilkley dispatched it promptly, beautifully gift wrapped and with the bracelet sized to fit her wrist. I couldn't ask for more! Five star service."

- Mark Green, Saffron Walden, Essex

"Watch Specialists champions vibrant, Independent watch sellers and offers an unrivalled handpicked selection of fine watches."

- Suzie Brooks, Co-Founder, Watch Specialists