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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

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

Watches in The Ring

Maybe once a year, a prize fight comes around to let the world know boxing is still an immensely popular sport. Last weekend, that fight came around as Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez took on Gennady Golovkin II, otherwise known as Triple G, in a rematch fight in Las Vegas. Though the first match ended in a split draw and Álvarez won by decision on Sept. 15, Triple G is winning.. Read More

Water Resistance in Watches

Perhaps it says it on the back of your watch. Or maybe it’s written in small text on the face. We’re talking, of course, about a watch’s water resistance. Water is necessary for many things to run smoothly, like humans and plants. But when watches and water mix, the results can vary and lead to one unhappy — albeit busy — watchmaker. So what is water resistance? That term, if.. Read More