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Watches in Depth - The Chronograph

by Jason on 15 July, 2011

One of the most popular complications in watchmaking is the chronograph, the watch that doubles as a stopwatch as well as a timekeeper. It’s been one of the most prolific complication in the 20th century, second only to the basic calendar complication, and are accessible from entry-level Swiss brands all the way up to the top of the watchmaker’s craft. The chronograph has a long history in fine watchmaking, and has long been a symbol of mechanical prowess combined with everyday functionality. After having become so popular and commonplace, many people overlook just how complicated a fine chronograph mechanism really is.

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Watches in Depth - Mechanical vs Electronic

by Jason on 20 June, 2011

Not too long ago I wrote an FAQ on watches and watch technology for the benefit of our readers and clients... In the spirit of my original FAQ I have decided to begin a series of in-depth blogs on specific subjects – different complications and their variations, the engineering and mechanical work involved in a movement, how a watch is serviced, and other topics for people who wish to learn more about luxury watches.

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Matt Baily and AskMen Grand Prix Pre-Party Thursday June 9th

by Jason on 3 June, 2011

On Thursday, June 9th AskMen.ca will be hosting a Montreal Grand-Prix Pre-Party event at the Time Supper Club (997 Saint Jacques Ouest, Montreal) sponsored by Cadillac. Matt Baily's will be on hand to give style and consumer advice about watches, alongside cigar experts from Casa del Habano, car experts from Cadillac, style experts from Le Pascha, and couture advisors from Pelligrino Castronovo.

Doors open at 7pm and the party goes until 10pm. Come join us for a night of fun, fashion, and luxury!

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Rolex Patent Pending Double Red Sea Dweller

by Jason on 2 May, 2011

This week, Jason profiles one of the most significant collectible Rolex sport watches - the "Patent Pending" Double Red Sea Dweller ref 1665.

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Maintenant Ouvert les Dimanches - Now Open Sundays

by Jason on 1 May, 2011

Now Open Sundays – Maintenant Ouvert les Dimanches

Matt Baily’s is now open Sundays from 12-5 starting April 24th!

Matt Baily’s est maintenant ouvert les dimanches de 12h a 17h, du 24 avril!

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Jason on ABlogtoRead - On Vintage Watches

by Jason on 29 April, 2011

This week Jason has contributed a blog post to ABlogToRead.com on vintage watch collecting.

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Jason on AskMen.com - On Choosing a Watch

by on 26 April, 2011

An interview with Matt Baily's Jason Cormier on choosing the right watch and how to pick a watch size.

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A Brief History of Marvin Watches

by Jason on 18 April, 2011

The Marvin Watch company has been around for over 160 years, and this week Jason gives a short history of the brand from 1850 to the present, covering the development of the company, its disappearance, and its rebirth in 2002.

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A Brief History of the Rolex Daytona - Part II

by Jason on 4 April, 2011

In part two of his profile of the Rolex Daytona, Jason explains why the Daytona has become one of the top collector's pieces in the vintage watch market.

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A Brief History of the Rolex Daytona - Part I

by Jason on 28 March, 2011

In part one of three part series, Jason gives a brief history of the Rolex Daytona - a watch that is celebrating 50 years of production in 2011.

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