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Ian Schwam

Ian Schwam

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Contributing writer and watch enthusiast Ian Schwam dons an expert knowledge of all things watches. Having spent a decade in the watch industry his expertise touches on both current and vintage timepieces. A collector himself, he is able to translate business into passion. Follow his timepiece lifestyle on both twitter and instagram @thehairywrist.

Longines Heritage

The Modernization of the Military Watch: Longines Heritage Military 1918

Longines goes digging in the crates once again to create its latest throwback timepiece; the Longines Heritage Military 1918.
omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

The Manual Wind: The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra gets Dimples for the Ryder Cup Limited Edition

Omega hits this one right down the fairway with its latest limited edition; the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ryder Cup Limited Edition.
Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe

The Manual Wind: Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe

Parmigiani remakes a piece of history from the famous Sandoz collection implementing engineering prowess to create the Ovale Pantographe
Bell & Ross Skull Watch BR-01

The Manual Wind: The Tattooed Bell & Ross BR-01 Burning Skull Watch

Bell & Ross tattoos the BR-01 in commemoration of the World War 2 parachutists for their latest limited edition; the Burning Skull Watch.
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The Manual Wind: Grandiose Black Ceramic Grand Seiko Limited Edition Series

Grand Seiko breaks into the five-figure price point with their Grandiose Black Ceramic Grand Seiko Limited Edition series timepiece.
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The Manual Wind: The Affordable Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Life goals often include the purchase of a Rolex. That dream is now attainable with the 39mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual luxury timepiece.
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

The Manual Wind: Tudor Black Bay Bronze

The Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze is the newest addition to The Tudor line. Larger than the previous Black Bay, this bronze watch makes a subtle statement
Bulgari Hora Dumas Dual Timezone

The Manual Wind: Bulgari’s World Traveling Hora Domus Time Zone

Bulgari is not known for over designed watches, but latest, the Bulgari Hora Dumas Dual Timezone, is both simple and complicated.
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The Manual Wind: The IWC Spitfire Chronograph British Film Festival Limited Edition

The IWC Spitfire Goes Blue Steel with the British Film Festival Limited Edition
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The Manual Wind: The Piaget Polo S

How can a watch look bad when it strongly resembles a steadfast classic. Introducing the Patek-like Piaget Polo S.
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The Manual Wind: Victorinox Swiss Army INOX

After 130 years, The Victorinox Swiss Army Inox proves the makers of the original Swiss Army knife still define the word durability.
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The Manual Wind: Bell & Ross Goes Blue & Gold with the Aeronavale

Bell & Ross makes it's value Vintage BR blue and gold for its latest timepiece; the Aeronavale.
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The Manual Wind: Ulysse Nardin Makes a Colorful Black Sea Diver

Ulysse Nardin gets creative with materials with their new Maxi Marine Black Sea Diver.
Faberge Visionnaire, Double Timezone

The Manual Wind: The Fabergé Visionnaire Double Timezone for your Wrist

The esteemed maker of collectible eggs, clocks and object d’art enters the world of watches with their Fabergé Visionnaire Double Timezone
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The Manual Wind: An Affordable Timeless Timepiece with an Appropriate Name

The name fits the style with the Eternity Automatic by Eterna.
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The Manual Wind: Ulysse Nardin Steel Anniversary

In celebration of their 170th, Ulysse Nardin creates a classic out of steel with their Classico Manufacture
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The Manual Wind: Oris Bronze Carl Brashear Limited Edition Diver

Oris embraces bronze in its latest timepiece. The Oris Carl Brasher Limited Edition Diver.
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The Manual Wind: MB&F and Alain Silberstein Create a Colorful Passion Project

Watchmaking is a profession of passion. MB&F and Alain Silberstein have created a masterpiece proving just that with the LM1 Silberstein.
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The Manual Wind: Panerai Made 99 Pieces and You Won’t Get One

Panerai's latest limited edition is all about the detail. Introducing the Pam 672 Firenze 3-day hand engraved.
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The Manual Wind: A Vacheron Constantin World Time Meant for a World Traveler

Vacheron Constantin introduces the most versatile world time watch to date; the Overseas World Time.
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Black on Black with Ceramic: The Breitling Superocean 44 Special

The latest Breitling Diver GMT, The Superocean 44 Special, features contrasting black on black with ceramic.
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The Manual Wind: The Vacheron Quai de L’ile Makes a Comeback in Steel

Vacheron Constantin's Quai de L'ile comes back to life in simple steel.
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It’s all about the black mesh Breitling

The watch market is flooded with all black watches. Breitling's standout limited edition Chronospace Automatic Blacksteel stands out from the pack.
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Nomos Glashutte Creates the Perfect Perfect Square

Nomos Glashutte maintains its stylistic routes with their latest: the Tetra Neomatik Square.
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Tissot Makes it Casual and Affordable with the Heritage 1936

Inspired by a 1930s pocket watch, the Tissot Heritage 1936 brings this retro look to the wrist.
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Rolex Rejuvenates their Classic Daytona Chronograph

Rolex Rejuvenates their Classic Daytona Chronograph 1960s Style
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The Manual Wind: Longines Heritage 1918

The past is now with the latest Introduction by Longines at Baselworld 2016; the Longines Heritage 1918.
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The Manual Wind: Girard Perregaux Laureato 2016 Limited Edition

70s style is making a comeback and watch brands are right in step. Introducing the re-debut of a classic Girard Perregaux from the era; the GP Laureato LE
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The Manual Wind: Romain Jerome Tattoo DNA by Xoil

Watch brand collaborations are commonplace. Not as common are collaborations with artists. Introducing the Romain Jerome Tattoo DNA by Xoil.
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The Manual Wind: Tag Heuer Connected Smart Watch Hits the Market

Swiss titanium case meets silicon valley in Tag Heuer's ground break luxury smart watch; the Tag Heuer Connected. Now being sold around the world.
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The Manual Wind: Bulgari Octo Ultranero Finissimo Tourbillon

Ahead of Basel World 2016, Bulgari comes out firing with this ultra-thin, ultra-sleek timepiece; The Bulgari Octo Ultranero Finissimo Tourbillon.
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The Manual Wind: Bespoke Timepieces by Vacher Private Label

High end bespoke timepieces are growing in popularity. One of the top movement houses is looking to break in; introducing Vaucher Private Label.
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The Manual Wind: Bell & Ross BR Desert Type

Bell & Ross takes their classic BR square timepiece and camouflages it for the desert with the latest design; The Bell & Ross BR Desert Type.
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The Manual Wind: The “Affordable” Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Tourbillon Chronograph

The once out of reach Tourbillon complication has been made "affordable" by Tag Heuer. Introducing the Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Tourbillon.
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The Manual Wind: Urwerk UR-105 T-Rex Limited Edition

Urwerk is known for some wild designs and time displays. Their latest, the Urwerk UR-105 T-Rex, looks like something out of the wild.
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The Manual Wind: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph

New year, new watches. SIHH Geneva has the watch world's attention, and so does the latest from Audemars Piguet: The Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph
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The Manual Wind: IWC Big Pilot Heritage Limited Edition

For 2016, IWC has brought back 1940 with the introduction of the Limited Edition Big Pilot Heritage.
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The Manual Wind 2015 Watch of the Year: MB & F Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar

The Manual Wind names the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual as the 2015 watch of the year.
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The Manual Wind: Panerai Radiomir Pam 655 3-Day Automatic

Panerai has broken the mold with its latest Radiomir; the Pam 655 3-day automatic.
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The Manual Wind: Corum Bubble Paiste Symbols Limited Edition

Corum and Paiste combine for a limited run of timepieces symbolic of the classic symbol brand. The Corum Bubble Paiste Limited Edition.
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The Manual Wind: Harry Winston Avenue Dual Time Automatic

Harry Winston defines avant-garde with their first mens piece in their avenue case; the Harry Winston Avenue Dual time Automatic.
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The Manual Wind: Ball Watches Engineer Master 2 Diver

Ball Watch borrows a classic look from IWC for its latest dive watch; the Ball Engineer Master 2 Diver.
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The Manual Wind: Bell & Ross WW1-97 Heritage Power Reserve

Bell & Ross brings you the affordable and elegant pilot timepiece. The Bell & Ross WW1-97 Heritage.
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The Manual Wind: 50th Anniversary Corum Coin Watch

The classic Corum Coin Watch is celebrating its' 50 year anniversary. A limited edition is here to mark this milestone.
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The Manual Wind: Jacquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Mosaic Elephant

Jacquet Droz redefines the artisan timepiece with the Petite Heure Minute Mosaic Elephant.
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The Manual Wind: Baume et Mercier Classima Moonphase

Baume et Mercier introduces another classic and affordable timepiece with they latest Classima Moonphase.
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The Manual Wind: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

A perpetual calendar complication finally meets a 41mm Royal Oak with Audemars Piguet's latest introduction. The Royal Oak 41mm Perpetual Calendar
Longines Mono-Pusher Chronograph

The Manual Wind: Longines Mono-Pusher Chronograph

Affordable classic swiss complication; the Longines Mono-pusher Chronograph
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The Manual Wind: Richard Mille RM69 Erotic Tourbillon

The erotic timepiece has been seen throughout watchmaking history. Richard Mille has created its own version with this sexually suggestive tourbillon.
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The Manual Wind: Cartier Ronde Croisier

Cartier has created a timepiece poised to take over the entry level automatic watch market. The Cartier Ronde Croisier.