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Watches for “Lefties”

All year long, left handed people have to live in a world that is made for “righties”. Doors, desks, tools, and so many other things in this world are designed for the convenience of righties. Have you ever seen a leftie write with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper? Odds are, they ended up smearing the ink all over the paper! Life for lefties isn’t always easy… Read More

Rolex Watches And Their Nicknames – Part 2

In this week’s Blog, we pick up where we left off last time and explore some of the cool Nicknames given to various Rolex models. Papa Smurf: A white-gold ref. 116619 Submariner launched in 2008 with powder-blue dial and bezel. This 2010 example is up for sale at Antiquorum Hong Kong this July, estimated between $10,300 and $20,600. Polar White-on-white dial ref.16570 Explorer II. Thunderbird The rotating-bezel Turn-O-Graph version of.. Read More

Rolex Watches and Their Nicknames – Part 1

Every Rolex tells a story.  But some of the brand’s watches talk louder than others. And those often get a nickname — something used by collectors and fans as shorthand to let others know exactly what they’re talking about. Here are just some of the most notable and amusing Rolex nicknames used to describe the company’s rich history of watchmaking. Batman Some Rolex models don’t have a great reasoning for their.. Read More

History of Timex Part 2 – “From Ironman to Indiglo”

By 1970 Timex had record profits of $27 million on sales of $200 million. Yet change lay just around the corner, as the firm was facing intense competition in a changing market. Although few companies producing watches in the same price range as Timex could challenge the company for quality or popularity, digital electronic watches were rapidly overtaking the conventional watch. Timex began producing digital watches in 1972, but it.. Read More

History of Timex Part 1: “Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking”

Timex evolved from three notable 19th-century clockmakers: the Waterbury Clock Company, the Waterbury Watch Company, founded in 1880,  and Robert H. Ingersoll and Brothers, also an international manufacturer and marketer of pocket watches since 1881. Waterbury became known as the “Switzerland of America” during the 19th century.  Its sister company, Waterbury Watch, manufactured the first inexpensive pocket watch in 1880. By World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which were just.. Read More