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Simple Questions, Simple Answers.

Can you wind an automatic watch from the crown? Yes, you can wind an automatic watch from the crown. That will not hurt the movement. Actually with an older or worn watch, a few manual winds from the crown can be a big help.  What does fully automatic mean? Fully automatic means that the watch can’t be wound from the crown. The only watch that comes to mind is a.. Read More

What is a Chronograph?

A chronograph is a specific type of watch that is used as a stopwatch combined with a display watch. A basic chronograph has an independent sweep second hand; it can be started, stopped, and returned to zero by successive pressure on the stem. Less simple chronographs use additional complications  and can have multiple independent hands to measure seconds, minutes, hours and even tenths of a second. In addition, many modern chronographs use moveable bezels as tachymeters for.. Read More

What is a Chronometer?

If you are a luxury watch enthusiast then you will no doubt be familiar with the term “Officially Certified Chronometer.” But what does it actually mean, who’s in charge of giving this certification?  What is a chronometer? A chronometer is a high-precision watch capable of displaying seconds and containing a movement that has been tested over several days, in different positions and at different temperatures by an official neutral body.. Read More