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Is the Watch You are Buying Real or Fake?

How do you know if the watch you are buying is real of fake? The old saying is if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. But with Ebay, buying highly sought after items, with a little skill, some luck and good timing, can net a person a rare find while not hurting their wallet enormously. Ebay, the online buying and selling marketplace, is now stepping up its.. Read More

What is a Hamilton Seckron “Doctors Watch”?

Surely everyone has been stuck in a waiting room past your appointment time, endlessly waiting for your time to be called back and seen by the doctor. So for some, it might come as a surprise there is such a timepiece nicknamed “the doctor’s watch.” The Hamilton, officially named the Seckron, was a line of watches produced between 1935 and 1941. With its dual-dial style, it was seen as less.. Read More

What is a Hybrid Smartwatch?

When cell phones boomed into prominence in the first decade of the 21st century, it wouldn’t have been a exaggeration to say watches would see a downturn in popularity now that people could see the time easily on their phones — while doing so many other things like texting, calling, swiping, poking and liking. In recent years, though, timepieces have been making a comeback to wrists left and right. Instead.. Read More

What’s a Caliper Slide Rule watch?

Do you need a need a new watch and want to ask Santa to bring one to you this year? If that’s your wish this holiday season, why not go with the most technological watch — and no, we’re not talking about a smart watch with WiFi, GPS, step tracker or the ability to check your Twitter account with the swipe of a finger. The Slide Rule is a watch.. Read More

Asymmetrical watches

If you were to ask someone to draw a watch, you’d likely come up with similar renderings with circular case and a rectangular band wrapping around. Though the basic outline shape is true for most watches, some stray away from symmetrical design for the watch face. Asymmetrical watches exist in the marketplace as an escape from conformity. One, like English brand Arnold & Son, used their 250th anniversary to release.. Read More

Rolex Cellini

When a person wants to show elegance, pairing a watch with an outfit might be one option. Rolex is the watch standard for elegance. But which type of Rolex should you go with? While Rolex’s sportier models might get more attention and prestige, the Cellini line is Rolex’s jump into the dress watch line with a thinner and more streamlined approach. The line is named after Benvenuto Cellini, a 16th.. Read More

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