The "Doctor" is Always In!

Rolex: Before and After

Every now and then , a watch comes into the shop that looks like it has had a “hard life”. I received a Rolex a few weeks ago that was desparetely in need of a little “Tender Loving Care”. The Rolex had a badly damaged crystal, the case tube was old and worn, the stem would not stay in place and the band was very dirty.  After a first quick.. Read More

24 Hour Watch

The 24-hour watch has an hour marker for each corresponding hour in the day, from zero to 23. The inspiration of the watch comes from sundials, which don’t allow for separate 12-hour a.m. and p.m. designations. Some older clocks in the world still go by the 24-hour display. Reading the time on a 24-hour watch is the same as reading on any regular, non-digital timepiece. However, a 24-hour watch has.. Read More

What is a Rattrapante?

If you want a watch that also can double as a stopwatch, purchasing a chronograph should be first on your to-do list. But what about two stopwatches? That’s where the rattrapante, or split seconds, chronograph comes into play. Deriving roughly from the French word for catch up, (pronounced ratt-ra-pont)  a rattrapante does just that — the watch features two stopwatches. That can come in handy if you’re trying to time multiple.. Read More

What is a Golf Watch?

Just like any sport, having the right equipment can mean the difference between finishing in first place and getting stuck behind near the back of the standings. Golf is no different. Aside from choosing the right brand of clubs and gloves, it’s almost more important to have the knowledge of what to use in which situation. Though golf is supposed to be a game played without rush, having the right.. Read More

Corum Gold Coin Watch

Like many objects, watches are a currency. They can be traded and purchased. Their value fluctuates over time — though it mostly goes up — and the more rare, the pricier the timepiece. So what should we think about when the watch is actually made from a piece of currency? That’s exactly what the coin watch, produced by Corum and Cartier, does. It’s a watch either made by cutting a.. Read More

Soccer World Cup Watch

With the World Cup set to begin later this week, the world’s top soccer (or football) stars will take to the field to represent their respective countries in the month-long competition being hosted by Russia. The quadrennial event means fans around the world will be glued to their televisions and work office buildings will seemingly see a drop-off in production for the month. If you’re not a soccer fan, the.. Read More

The Watch Collection of Lebron James

It’s not uncommon for LeBron James to steal the headlines after a basketball game, especially in the NBA Finals. But before Game 1 of this year’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, LeBron slightly caused an internet storm by wearing shorts. Except they weren’t basketball shorts, but rather suit shorts. LeBron’s total ensemble for his pregame outfit came in with a price tag of more than $45,000, including a.. Read More

The Watch Collection of Elvis Presley

This August will be the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. The King of rock and roll had seven No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts and 25 songs in the top 10. He’s one of the few stars whose popularity continues on even so long after his death. Even without releasing music, Elvis broke another record recently — his diamond-covered Omega sold at auction for $1.816 million at the.. Read More

The Watch That Saves Lives — Breitling Emergency

Imagine it’s a warm summer day and you’re off away from your day job. Maybe it’s a weekend spent hiking in the woods or some other extreme sport. All of a sudden a rock shifts, you sprain an ankle or something else happens that leaves you stranded. You’re alone. Except with the push of a button on your wristwatch, you’re not alone at all. That’s the concept of the Breitling.. Read More

Cartier Crash Watch

French watchmakers Cartier is a $6 billion company dating back more than 170 years. However, details surrounding one of its most famous watches — the Crash — are still a bit sketchy. The story goes that in the 1960s, a Cartier executive died in a London automobile accident. The watch he was wearing, the Bagnoire Alongee, which is thin and oblong to being with. The watch, under pressure and heat.. Read More