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Watches with Moon Phase Complication

The moon has always played a major role in man’s movements and daily existence, from the ebb and flow of tides to religious ceremonies, crop harvests and maritime navigation, which is why it has always been historically important to keep track of its orbit. The phases of the Moon were tracked thousands of years ago in crude fashion, the moonphase was commonly found in the more complicated pocket watches in the.. Read More

LeCoultre Reverso

Many watches trace their roots to functionality over form before eventually evolving into elaborate, expensive timepieces. Likewise, many watches also have roots in sport. The Reverso is no different. First introduced in 1931, this watch was made specifically for British Army officers playing polo in India. The officers needed something that would tell them the time, yet also would hold up to the constant bobbing, swinging and other movements associated.. Read More

Rolex King Midas

Appearance is everything, or at least how the old saying goes. If you’re truly looking to make a statement, some flashy clothing will go a long way to make you stand out. Just look at the red carpets at the Grammys, Met Gala or even pro prospects at the NFL and NBA drafts where “out-there” clothing, designs and concepts are on full display. If your idea of making a bold.. Read More

Best Sailing Watches

What’s the point of a watch? For some, it’s a show of wealth. For others, it’s just a collector’s item. Sometimes it gets lost in the shuffle that a watch is truly a small machine built for a purpose — to tell the time (and depending on the features, operate as a stopwatch, keep the date and wake you up in the mornings). One of the areas where a watch.. Read More

What is Rolesor?

What’s in a name? For the Rolesor, it’s not much more than just putting two and two together. Rolex’s Rolesor model is a two-toned watch made with half gold and half steel. So where’s the name come into play? Rolex is of course the famous watch company, while “-or” is the French word for gold. It all makes sense, right? From its website, Rolex touts its Rolesor line like this:.. Read More

The 7 Most Iconic Watchbands

Have you ever considered a newspaper article, a photo posted on Facebook or a new hit single to be like a watch band? Probably not, but they’re all very similar. A breaking news story is only as good as its ability to reach the most amount of people quickly. The same with a new song — Bruce Springsteen could have a treasure trove of songs, but if there’s no way.. Read More

Water Resistance in Watches

One of the most common feature on any watch, no matter if it’s a multi-thousand dollar Rolex or a $10 timepiece from a department store, is water resistance. Summer means people will be outdoors more, whether that’s taking a swim in a lake or getting caught in a thunderstorm while on an afternoon run. Some people don’t remove their watches for these activities, so it’s important to have some sort.. Read More

Rolex Cleaning Cost: Rolex Before & After Cleaning Service

Every now and then , a watch comes into the shop that looks like it has had a “hard life”. I received a Rolex a few weeks ago that was desparetely in need of a little “Tender Loving Care”. The Rolex had a badly damaged crystal, the case tube was old and worn, the stem would not stay in place and the band was very dirty.  After a first quick.. Read More

What Is a 24 Hour Analog Watch?

The 24-hour watch has an hour marker for each corresponding hour in the day, from zero to 23. The inspiration of the watch comes from sundials, which don’t allow for separate 12-hour a.m. and p.m. designations. Some older clocks in the world still go by the 24-hour display. Reading the time on a 24-hour watch is the same as reading on any regular, non-digital timepiece. However, a 24-hour watch has.. Read More

What is a Rattrapante?

If you want a watch that also can double as a stopwatch, purchasing a chronograph should be first on your to-do list. But what about two stopwatches? That’s where the rattrapante, or split seconds, chronograph comes into play. Deriving roughly from the French word for catch up, (pronounced ratt-ra-pont)  a rattrapante does just that — the watch features two stopwatches. That can come in handy if you’re trying to time multiple.. Read More