Grab a cuppa and settle in for part one of our tool watch special!

Sit back and enjoy!

In part one of our tool watches two-parter, Anthony, Richard and Tim delve into the backstory of the now ubiquitous tool watch, try to reach some sort of consensus as to what a tool watch is and highlight some of their original practical uses.

As well as discussing some of the iconic tool watches of the past such as the Omega Speedmaster Professional and Rolex explorer, Tim questions the validity of the ‘polo’ watch, Richard lets his inner geek free as he unleashes his extensive knowledge of moon watches, and Anthony gets a hard time as the boys try and persuade him to finally take his Rolex into the water!

In part-two, coming soon, we will give our top picks for tool watches under £5k!

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Useful links

Article: A short history of Interstellar chronometers

Article: How to use your watch as a compass

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional

Rolex Explorer

Rolex GMT-Master II

Bulova Lunar Pilot

Citizen Promaster Tough

Citizen Promaster Tough Ray Mears

Longines Lindbergh Angle Hour

Brietling Navitimer

Laco

Stowa

IWC

Christopher Ward Worldtimer

JLC Reverso