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What is a Braille Watch?

A Braille  watch is a portable timepiece used by the blind or visually impaired to tell time. It is used by touching the dial and noticing the embossments. Both analog and digital versions are available. The analog versions have a protective glass or crystal cover that is flipped open when time needs to be read and the clock-hands are constructed to not be susceptible to movement at the mere touch of the finger that a blind person uses to observe.. Read More

Rolex Milgauss

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is a wristwatch model introduced by Rolex in 1956 with model number 6541. The Milgauss was designed as an antimagnetic watch specifically for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs where electromagnetic fields can cause havoc with the timing of a watch. The current model Milgauss is equipped with a magnetic alloy (Parachrom-Blu) hairspring and movement encased by a magnetic shield.  The name Milgauss is derived from the Latin mille, which means one-thousand,.. Read More

Watches Worn at the Oscars

Nicole Kidman, who was nominated as best actress in a supporting role for her turn in Lion at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, wore more than 119 carats of Harry Winston jewels. Her ensemble was crowned by a beautiful vintage Omega “secret” wristwatch from the Omega museum in Biel, Switzerland on her right wrist. A secret watch hides the time display until the wearer pushes the jeweled lid aside to.. Read More

Russian Watches

Watches come in all shapes, sizes, colors and are manufactured all over the world. This week’s blog will focus on the watches of Russia. Soviet watches and clocks have had an important history in timekeeping, as they provided time signals for navigation and targeting by aircraft and naval vessels, timed world chess matches, coordinated traffic on Trans-Siberian Railroad and were the first timepieces in space. One of the most frequently.. Read More

The Donald Trump Watch Collection

In 2005 Trump released the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection of watches. In 2006 Trump ceased production of the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection of watches. The collection featured around 20 pieces and since production only lasted around  1 year, there isn’t a lot of information about this collection. About 20 models were produced that year. It became the first and final year of the watch brand, making it an ultra rare assortment of watches to own. Donald Trump.. Read More

How to Replace an Oscillating Weight Axel

An oscillating weight axel is the small pinion that supports the oscillating weight in an automatic watch. The weight rotates with the motion of your wrist and the axel supports the weight and is normally held in place with a jewel.  If you drop or bump your watch very hard, you can break the axel. Also if the watch is not serviced on a regular basis, the axel can wear.. Read More

How to put a Watch in Beat

With the power released, if the watch is in beat the pallet fork will be centered between the banking pins on the main plate. It is usually fairly easy to see if the pallet fork is centered. It is put in beat by turning the hairspring collett on the balance staff. On some watches, it is difficult to see the pallet since it is sometimes covered up by the hairspring.. Read More

Watches Worn by Top Tennis Players

Serena Williams set a milestone  last weekend. To begin with, she won the 2017 Australian Open, defeating her sister Venus and making her 23rd Open title.  Williams took the win while wearing a stunning Audemars Piguet Millenary diamond watch on her wrist. A long-time brand ambassador for Audemars Piguet, Williams is often seen sporting an Audemars Piguet on her wrist. During this Open, however, she even wore the  watch during play… Read More

How to Replace a Roller Jewel

This weeks post will show you how to replace a missing roller jewel. This is one of the toughest jobs that I ever need to do. This is a very precise job, close just doesn’t count here, it is either perfect or the watch won’t run properly.  Part fit is critical and the roller jewel is very small and almost impossible to hold, overall not an easy task.  This is.. Read More

Watches Worn by NFL Players and Coaches

Fashion for star athletes is not limited to special edition sneakers or Super Bowl rings. There are many  NFL players who have good taste in the accessories that they choose to wear.  More players are being signed on as ambassadors for luxury products, here I have listed a few of the top NFL athletes and the watches they wear. Tom Brady has led the New England Patriots to 4 Super.. Read More