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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.  This 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.. Read More

Rolex vs Omega- And the Winner is??

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