The Watch Doctor
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A watch worn by every president since World War II. And it was on the cutting edge of technology. The catch? It’s all made by a company with only five employees. The Vulcain Cricket has been a mainstay in the White House ever since Harry Truman wore one of them. Since then, every president has worn a Cricket in the White House. That tradition might end with the next president,.. Read More
When you think about a clock or a watch, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s the amount of jewels or diamonds encrusted on its exterior that first catch your eye. Maybe it’s the color of the hands. Surely, the color and design of the dial is one that pops out. Well, during the Renaissance, you might have taken notice of the dial because it was made.. Read More
What’s one way to make a luxury watch even more luxurious? Well, if the watch is rare and there are only a few in circulation, that makes it more sought-after. If it’s famous from where it was worn (maybe in space or by James Bond), that can drive up value. But what about if it’s rare simply because it’s made of rare materials? That’s the thinking behind meteorite dials. The.. Read More
For sports fans, July is a month that can drag on. The NBA and NFL are in their offseasons. Baseball is in season, but even it took an extended break for its all-star game celebrations. The U.S. Women’s National Team won its second straight World Cup title, while Novak Djokovic claimed the Wimbledon title and the Tour de France crowned its youngest rider in decades. On the international side, however,.. Read More
Fifty years ago on Saturday, Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. Taking that leap with Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin for the world’s first lunar expedition was an Omega Speedmaster. Omega has a rich history in space. Aside from being worn on the moon, Apollo 13 astronauts famously used their Omega watches to time the 14 seconds they needed to burn off fuel.. Read More
One type of niche are watches with altimeters, which gives the wearer information on how high up it is.
Imagine making a device that won’t ever need charged or a new battery. What would it look like? What would it do? Well, that’s exactly the thought behind automatic watches. The self-winding timepieces keep working through everyday use and the wearer’s natural motion. A bumper movement is a type of self-winding, automatic movement. However, unlike a modern automatic, which has the rotor spins a full 360 degrees, a bumper moves back.. Read More
As one of the top watch brands on the market, Omega is all about reaching new heights and achieving greater goals. It’s how the company has survived and stayed atop the watch mountaintop along with Rolex and other high-end, boutique luxury brands. In December, however, Omega reached a new low, or depth, if you will. Adventurer Victor Vescovo set a record for deepest dive, going 10,928 meters into the depths.. Read More
In short, a canteen watch made the jobs of divers easier. The watch, which earned its name because of its shape and design (it looks like an over-sized cap linked to the case by a chain), filled a need for navy divers in the 1940s. At that time, divers needed water-resistant watches, but most of the reliable watches and technology was still several years away at that time. Canteen watches.. Read More
Drake might just be having the best week ever. The Canadian hip-hop superstar has been sitting courtside for his hometown Toronto Raptors, where he also serves as a global ambassador, during home games. Drake, whose name is Aubrey Graham but goes by his middle name, was part of the massive watch party in downtown Toronto on Thursday night as the Raptors finished off the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.. Read More