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OMEGA De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph, Rome 1960 Ref. 4841.20.32, introduced as part of the 2004 Olympic Collection
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WATCHES

Fine wristwatches add elegance and spice to life for many people. Whether you are a long time owner or a first time buyer, there is much to learn to make the most of your watch owning experience!

 
OWNER'S GUIDE BUYER'S GUIDE
Answers to everyday questions about owning and using mechanical, automatic and quartz watches Get the most out of your purchase by understanding value, resale and types of dealers

TERMINOLOGY

GUIDE TO MAJOR WATCH BRANDS
Know the difference between a chronometer and a chronograph? Is it good or bad that your watch 'hacks?' [NEW!] A beginner's guide to the major watch brands--which are better and which is the best

ACCURACY

GRAY MARKET WATCHES
Dispelling myths and misconceptions about how well a good watch tells time Even reputable dealers may be selling 'unauthorized' watches--know the risks and problems you may face

WATER RESISTANCE

FAKE & COUNTEFEIT WATCHES
What do these ratings really mean--especially to non-divers What are counterfeit watches and how to avoid getting burned buying a watch that was not the real thing

WINDERS

PRODUCT REVIEWS
Learn about these special accessories for automatic watches Real opinions on products and services from independent testers
  • Orbita Bellino: A compact and more affordable watch winder--is it the right choice for you?
  • COMING SOON: Orbita Sempre: The first watch winder for manual-wind wristwatches and pocketwatches.
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