Timothy Barber

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Timothy Barber is editor of QP Magazine.

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Sometimes, complicating things just a tad can be a good thing. A watch can give you the time with beautiful simplicity; but just [...]

8 December
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The hot-list: our favourite new watches to buy your loved ones this Christmas. [...]

8 December
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In a thankfully deserted café near the river in Battersea, my acquaintance extracts an unassuming plastic shopping bag from [...]

8 December
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Sometimes you need something with a bit more impact. In wristwatch terms, that doesn’t have to mean bringing the bling – [...]

3 October
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There are plenty of ways to add interest to the dial of a wristwatch, but few do it in such style as the world-timer. It’s [...]

7 July
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A dive watch is the most conspicuous timepiece you can own, and the most hard-wearing: designed to shrug off the toughest life [...]

23 May
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Whether it’s the design symmetry of the counters on the dial, the tactile satisfaction of clicking the stopwatch pushers, or [...]

29 April
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Panerai isn’t well known for ultra-complicated wristwatches, but this one stopped us in our tracks when it was announced in [...]

13 April
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You don’t have to make too many circuits of the Silicon Roundabout and its environs to notice that, even at the heart of the [...]

7 April
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Ties are just so very 2014, aren’t they? Right now, dressing down is the new suited up to the nines, which you’d think would [...]

2 March
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Among the seemingly limitless array of judgment calls that wedding planning involves (I’ve been learning this first hand over [...]

2 July
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One of the more remarkable historic watches I’ve come across recently was a svelte pilots’ model with a black enamel dial [...]

4 June
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In the late 70s and early 80s, had you found yourself living it up in St Tropez, partying with the in-crowd at New York’s Studio [...]

2 April
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There are few things that niggle at me more than the presence of an unnecessary date display on a watch (yes, yes, first world [...]

5 March
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If a wristwatch is still a reliable marker of success, standing and savoir-faire – and by all means scoff away at the idea [...]

5 February
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