Breguet 3800ST Type XX Aéronavale

One of the joys of living in this “nation of shopkeepers”, is that as a watch nerd you have easy access to some of the finest goodies the world of horology has to offer.

And whilst I’ve been disabused from the notion that Napoleon ever uttered that turn of phrase, he was a patron of Breguet, who’s Bond Street location is where I found myself earlier this week, sipping espresso and talking type XX chronographs with boutique manager Stuart.

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Fears Brunswick

There’s something rather Bertie Wooster about the areas of London known as Mayfair, and St. James. Parts of town that are stuffed with grand architecture, and luxury goods, and ooze the elegance and class of a bygone era, with just a hint of heavy drinking, cigar smoke, and bad behaviour.

Seemingly fitting places to keep bumping into Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, 4th Managing Director and Re-Founder of The Fears Watch Company - who could give old Bertie a run for his money when it comes to dapper dressing, and consumption of Gin and Tonic.

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Oris Dexter Gordon Limited Edition

If you had asked me when I started Time 4A Pint, where I thought it would take me, my answer would probably have been “to the pub”.

It most definitely would not have been to the Jazz FM Awards.

And yet, on International Jazz Day 2018, that’s exactly where I found myself, sipping a few cold beers (of course)…

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Farer 37mm Hand-Wound Collection

As someone who’s been in the work-from-home world for the last couple of years, early morning commutes are not my strong point. In fact, getting downstairs for the first cup of Yorkshire Gold can often be a challenge.

That said, a little motivation can do wonders - and eggs benedict, with a side order of freshly launched 37mm hand-wound watches from Farer is more than enough to get this watch nerd up and out with the best of them.

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