The "Doctor" is Always In!

What is a Staking Set?

In every profession, there are tools important to the trade. Whether that’s an iPhone with multiple apps to help a business person get through the day or a repairman with a toolbox full of instruments, the tools are all meant to help make the job at hand easier. There are likely some tools with multiple uses — tools that are a jack of all trades. Without them, our jobs would.. Read More

What is a Perpetual Calendar?

A timepiece that also tells you the date is, of course, nothing new. However, the simplest form of calendar watch has to be manually adjusted five times a year because of the varying lengths of the months in the calendar So, at the end of every month with fewer than 31 days, the wearer will be called on to advance the date by hand to keep it correct. The perpetual.. Read More

Where are all the Watchmakers?

If you’re reading this newsletter, you probably have sent a watch or two away for repair, probably to the Watch Doctor. What was your process in finding the Watch Doctor for your repair? How did you decide on him to trust with your expensive timepiece or family heirloom. For anyone wearing an expensive watch where it isn’t cheaper just to buy a new one if the first one stops running,.. Read More

Reissued Watches

In many aspects of life, what’s old is new again. In music, it’s artists sampling or using parts of old songs for new hits. In fashion, clothing trends that were hip and cool decades ago are suddenly back in style. (The Watch Doctor’s aviator sunglasses went out and came back into style and now he’s ahead of the curve.) The vintage watch market is a $2 billion industry. Why is.. Read More

Should You Wear Your Watch In Water?

In a fashion-sense, shoes and watches are complementary parts of wardrobes that some can never have enough of. Shoe collecting — you might not know — is a big deal. “Sneakerheads,” as they’re called, track down the release date of every new sneaker, set an alarm and then attempt to be among the first in the online marketplace to get the new releases before they completely sell out. After they’re.. Read More

What is a Type 20/21 Chronograph?

Every day, people around the world are constantly trying to figure out ways to simplify life. That’s where the saying “work smarter, not harder” comes from right? And the reason we are able to use the benefits of technology to streamline many aspects in everyday living. Now (for all the non-pilots out there) imagine how hard and stressful a job it would be to fly an airplane. That’s where the.. Read More

Watches With Blue Dials

What’s a perfect way to purchase a watch that you like, yet still being able to stand out from the crowd? Changing up the dial color is one option. Blue dial watches break from the tradition of timepieces coming in shades of black or white. Instead, blue dials carry a masculine feel and can be worn with business clothes but also in a more casual setting as well. One such.. Read More

Watch Collecting as an Investment

Is watch collecting the new safe form of investing? A few years ago, cryptocurrency, a type of digital currency without a single administrator or bank, was all the rage. It was the future of payment — or just the future. Bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency, peaked in December 2017 when its price reached an all-time high of $19,666, before tumbling down 81 percent to its price in early 2019. In.. Read More

What is a Split Stem?

Have you ever seen a watch without a removable case back and wondered how you get the movement out?? In this post I will show how to remove a two piece split stem from a watch. Some cases were designed as a “one piece case” that does not have a removable back. With a watch like this, How do you remove the movement? The first step to removing the movement.. Read More

I Hate Daylight Savings Time

Like many Americans, you probably spent at least a few minutes on Sunday trying to remember how to change the clock on your microwave and stove. Or at least had an internal conversation with yourself about the pros and cons of just leaving them the way they are for the next several months. Either way, this weekend is, we’re guessing, the least favorite of the year as we travel through.. Read More