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Rolex vs Omega – Escapement comparison

This weeks Post will compare the Escapement between the Rolex 3135 and Omega’s Co-Axial movement. ┬áThis is really the heart of the movement and the fundamental difference between the two watches. Standard Lever Escapement Standard escape wheel, pallet and balance wheel Considering the escapement as a unit, it can be seen that the escape wheel supplies the power, whereas the pallet transfers the rotary motion of the escape wheel into.. Read More

Rolex vs Omega: Which Is the Better Watch?

Over the next few weeks I will be doing a series of Blog posts on a head to head matchup between a Rolex Datejust 3135 movement and an Omega CoAxial Seamaster Pro model. I want to compare various design aspects of each watch and give you my opinion of which I like best and why.  I will explore the Automatic unit, the escapement, date functions, crown and case tube, crystal.. Read More

Watches from World War I

Until the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, men who needed to know the time and who had the money to afford a watch, kept it in their pocket on a chain. Women, for some reason, were the trailblazers – Elizabeth I had a small clock she could strap to her arm.   It is not true that wristwatches were invented specifically for World War One – but it is.. Read More