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Apple Watch and Cheating in Baseball

The Boston Red Sox are busy celebrating another World Series championship today after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. However, the Red Sox found themselves in the middle of a minor scandal last season. When the Red Sox were hosting their bitter rivals, the New York Yankees, Boston was accused of stealing the Yankees signs. Now, sign-stealing is something that has been in baseball since its conception. However,.. Read More

What is “Rebanking”

Amplitude is the measure of the amount of rotation in the swing of the balance wheel, in either direction, expressed in degrees,typically in the range of about 270 to 315 degrees. When amplitude is too high, you get knocking or rebanking. An amplitude of 270 means that a point on the balance wheel is turning 3/4 of a full circle. As amplitude hits 360, the wheel is making a full rotation, and.. Read More

What is a Field Watch?

When a soldier would go into battle, carrying extra weight on equipment was simply not practical. When warfare is being fought, there isn’t enough extra weight for a soldier to carry a bulky pocket watch. Worse yet, pulling out a pocket watch to check the time would just be impractical for the situation. The field watch combines functionality with minimalism. It can be worn on the wrist while its simple.. Read More

Why I Dislike the Rolex “President”

Let me clarify this title by saying that I have no issues with Jean-Frederic Dufour, the CEO of Rolex.  I do have a problem with some of the Rolex “President” movements. The Day-Date or “President” as the model came to be popularly known, debuted in 1956 with calibre 1055 beneath the dial. The President is the watch made famous by Lyndon Johnson. The “quick set” feature on the Day-Date, allowing.. Read More

Universal Geneve Polerouter

Watches weren’t always made as simple objects or to function solely as fashion accessories. Instead, most watches have roots in functionality first and foremost. That, at least, is the case with the Universal Geneve Polerouter Date. The Swiss designer Gérald Genta, who was born in 1931 and died in 2011, helped change the way watches looked with his bold designs. Through collaborations with various companies, Genta has had a hand.. Read More