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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