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Watches direct from Basel

The world’s largest watch fair may be over for another year but the fun is just beginning as BaselWorld’s hottest releases appear on local shores. EMILY MOBBS has the low-down. Read more >>
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Baselworld: back with a bang!

Despite some concerns about Chinese discretionary spending and uncertainties in the EU, BaselWorld 2015 again proved why it is still the world’s biggest watch fair. MARTIN FOSTER reports. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Fashion timekeeping

Have consumers lost interest in fashion watches? Not a chance. EMILY MOBBS discovers the category is still thriving with a plethora of new releases set to excite the market. Read more >>
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Watches are a man’s best friend

As watches continue to be the most popular fashion accessories for men, Emily Mobbs sets out to discover the timepieces expected to capture the attention of males both young and old this season. Read more >>
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Sports watches toe the line

It’s not surprising that sports watches perform well in the local market given the penchant of Australian consumers for both playing and watching sport, as well as spending time in the great outdoors. Read more >>
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Fashionably on time

Fashion watch consumers demand the latest colours, styles and materials. Emily Mobbs says the following roundup of 2014 trends will ensure retailers keep their fingers on the pulse of this competitive sector. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Be a watch expert

With new watch models constantly coming onto the market, Jeff Salton reports it pays to get the fundamentals right to maximise sales opportunities in a sector spoilt for choice. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Techno Timepieces - How the Japanese brands dominate

The Japanese have developed their own niches to compete in the Swiss-dominated global watch market. The high-tech brands have wide appeal and even wider ranges, so much so that the only real difficulty for consumers and retailers is choosing the right watch. Read more >>
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Artists impressions of what Samsung's smartwatch could look like

Samsung smartwatch plans exposed

More details of Samsung’s smartwatch plans have emerged, following the discovery of trademark and patent filings in the US and Korea. Read more >>
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Men's timpieces continue to increase in sales, with more men buying multiple watches and styles.

The two faces of men's watches

Fashion-forward timepieces abound this season but a return to classic styles is also emerging. Jeff Salton investigates men’s attitudes to watches and how it will affect what retailers stock this season. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Swatch wants to reduce its supply of mechanical watch movements to third parties

Swatch forced to ease component restrictions

In what is said to be a victory for independent watchmakers, the Swatch Group has been prevented from dramatically cutting distribution of its watch components to other companies next year. Read more >>
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Citizen at Baselworld 2013 with its installation art, 'Frozen Time', using watch parts.

New Faces Galore at Basel

Following a major redevelopment, BaselWorld unveiled a new look to best-ever visitor numbers. Coleby Nicholson says brands responded with stunning product lines.  Read more >>
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