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The 10 Most Famous Clock Towers In the World

These famous landmarks were built to become iconic. Their role far exceeds merely telling the time – the world’s most famous clocks have become architectural highlights in the cities they were built, drawing in throngs of tourists to admire their stunning beauty. Here is a look at 10 of the world’s most beautiful clock towers: Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), London, England Officially called Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock tower at.. Read More

The Watch Collection of Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently has a soft spot for luxury watches, but some are wondering why the timepieces haven’t been hard on his wallet. Putin’s collection of pricey wristwatches, are worth nearly $700,000 – about six times his official annual salary of 3,661,765 rubles, or about $115,000.. The Russian Opposition group Solidarity produced a video that  questioned how Putin could afford such a lavish collection, suggesting this was evidence.. Read More

The Best and Worst of 2016

2016 has been a great year at the Watch Shop.  I thought to start off the new year, I should go over a few of the Highs and the Lows that happened in 2016.  I had the opportunity to work on some beautiful watches and also had quite a few “basket cases” show up at the shop. Last year was a good one for my Blog posts, I finally made.. Read More

Watch Type of Watch Does Santa Wear?

I hope everyone has their letters written and sent to Santa so that he has lots of time to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.  One thing that we overlook at this time of year is, How does Santa manage to navigate and stay on schedule to deliver all of those gifts on time?? Since Santa does not give any interviews, I did some research and made.. Read More

The Watch Worn By John Glenn, The First American To Orbit The Earth

When we talk about space exploration and watches, the conversation quickly leads to the Apollo Program and the Omega Speedmaster. However, we do know of watches and indeed men that made it to space earlier. One such man, Mr. John Glenn, died last week  at the age of 95 after a lifetime of achievements, including becoming the first American to orbit the earth. What many may not know is that.. Read More

Watches for “Lefties”

All year long, left handed people have to live in a world that is made for “righties”. Doors, desks, tools, and so many other things in this world are designed for the convenience of righties. Have you ever seen a leftie write with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper? Odds are, they ended up smearing the ink all over the paper! Life for lefties isn’t always easy… Read More

Rolex Watches And Their Nicknames – Part 2

In this week’s Blog, we pick up where we left off last time and explore some of the cool Nicknames given to various Rolex models. Papa Smurf: A white-gold ref. 116619 Submariner launched in 2008 with powder-blue dial and bezel. This 2010 example is up for sale at Antiquorum Hong Kong this July, estimated between $10,300 and $20,600. Polar White-on-white dial ref.16570 Explorer II. Thunderbird The rotating-bezel Turn-O-Graph version of.. Read More

Rolex Watches and Their Nicknames – Part 1

Every Rolex tells a story.  But some of the brand’s watches talk louder than others. And those often get a nickname — something used by collectors and fans as shorthand to let others know exactly what they’re talking about. Here are just some of the most notable and amusing Rolex nicknames used to describe the company’s rich history of watchmaking. Batman Some Rolex models don’t have a great reasoning for their.. Read More

History of Timex Part 2 – “From Ironman to Indiglo”

By 1970 Timex had record profits of $27 million on sales of $200 million. Yet change lay just around the corner, as the firm was facing intense competition in a changing market. Although few companies producing watches in the same price range as Timex could challenge the company for quality or popularity, digital electronic watches were rapidly overtaking the conventional watch. Timex began producing digital watches in 1972, but it.. Read More

History of Timex Part 1: “Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking”

Timex evolved from three notable 19th-century clockmakers: the Waterbury Clock Company, the Waterbury Watch Company, founded in 1880,  and Robert H. Ingersoll and Brothers, also an international manufacturer and marketer of pocket watches since 1881. Waterbury became known as the “Switzerland of America” during the 19th century.  Its sister company, Waterbury Watch, manufactured the first inexpensive pocket watch in 1880. By World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which were just.. Read More