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How to Set Your Rolex Watch

In this blog space, we normally look at interesting watches or take a deep dive at some of the intricacies of different watches. This week, we’re going to keep it simple. We’re going to talk about the proper way to set wind and set a Rolex watch, with some helpful step-by-step instructions. To start the process, first remove the watch from your wrist. Do not wear your watch while you.. Read More

Glowing Watches and “The Radium Girls”

Many old vintage watches—especially military watches—have gold or white-ish colored paint on their hands or the numbers on their dials. This paint could potentially be made of a phosphorescent compound mixed with radium. This compound would cause the hands/numbers to glow in the dark. This type of mixture was often chosen over others because of the superiority of its glow and longevity. Unlike any other glow-in-the-dark paints, the radium-mixed paint.. Read More

A Rook at Rolex’s Rare Watches, the Tru-Beat

Most individuals within the watch collecting community will associate a ticking seconds hand with a battery powered quartz movement, but there’s also a less common mechanical complication that also ticks – deadbeat seconds. During a five-year period in the 1950s, Rolex actually manufactured a mechanical watch with this ticking seconds hand called the “Tru-Beat.” The complication worked similar to older pendulum clocks that made use of anchor escapements; essentially, the.. Read More

The Best and Worst of 2020

2020 was a great, but different, year at the Watch Shop. I thought to start off the new year, I should go over a few of the highs and the lows that happened in 2020.  I had the opportunity to work on some beautiful watches and also had quite a few “basket cases” show up at the shop. The last year was a good one for my blog posts. It.. Read More