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What is a Jump Hour Watch?

Watches with a jump hour complication have an hour hand that does not sweep between the hours. Instead, it points exactly at the current hour and jumps to the next hour as the minute hand reaches 60 minutes. Theoretically this makes telling the time a bit easier, as the current hour is always being pointed at directly. Some watches with jump hour complications use discs with imprinted digits as opposed.. Read More

What is a “Watch Pocket”

Just about everyone has a favorite pair of bluejeans.  What wardrobe would be complete without a great pair of jeans.  Most of us rarely notice that “extra pocket” on the right side of our jeans. Since it has always been there, we don’t give it a second thought. How many of us really know what it was designed for?? The fifth pocket was introduced in the 1800’s as a protective.. Read More

Anti Magnetic Watch

Like most any other metal material a watch can become magnetized when it comes into contact with certain levels of a magnetic field. Magnetic fields can be found in things like Smartphones, computers, tablets, monitors, speakers, kitchen appliances — they all produce magnetic fields and all have the potential to mess with your watch’s accuracy. Magnetic fields are one of the most common factors negatively affecting the accuracy of a mechanical watch. The.. Read More

July Watch Auctions

Kim Kardashian  has secretly bid on and won one of the legendary First Lady’s super-expensive timepieces. Christie’s expected the watch to pull in $120,000 … but Kim’s  winning bid was $379,500! Jackie’s Cartier was acquired when she was First Lady — just months before JFK was assassinated. It’s engraved February 23, 1963. She got it as a gift from brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw “Stas” Radziwill. Kim has vowed not to be.. Read More

What is a Cyclops?

I am a huge fan of science fiction movies. As a kid growing up in the 60’s I loved all of the “Monster” movies that were popular at that time.  Some of my favorites were “Jason and the Argonauts” and “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad”.  One of the best monsters in those movies was the Cyclops.  This fierce one eyed beast has always been one of my favorites.  So naturally.. Read More

What is a Smart Watchband?

Last week’s blog post was about a very simple NATO watchband.  If you have time, you can take a quick look at the blog here: http://blog.watchdoctor.biz/2017/06/18/nato-watch-strap/ This week I thought we would talk about the latest in technology which is a smart watchband.  I started doing a bit of research on this product after seeing a few adds on the internet.  It looked like a cool way to get the latest.. Read More

Nato Watch Strap

  The more correct name for the “NATO” strap is actually the “G10. In 1973 the band  made its debut in the British Ministry of Defence Standard 66-15. For soldiers to get their hands on one, they had to fill out a form known as the G1098, or G10 for short. Issued G10 straps were nylon, only made in “Admiralty Grey” with a width of 20mm, and had chrome-plated brass.. Read More

History of the Mickey Mouse Watch

While the Disney Company of today may be a merchandising machine, it was not always this way.  The early days of the Disney brothers’ company saw them often strapped for cash, prompting Walt Disney to first sell merchandising rights of Mickey Mouse to a man he me in a hotel lobby who wanted to sell writing tablets featuring the famous mouse—Disney earned $300 cash from this first deal.  A few.. Read More

Roger Moore and the Watches of James Bond

Roger Moore, the actor famous for portraying James Bond in seven “007” films between 1973 and 1985, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 89.  I thought that this would be a good time to go over the watches he wore in his James Bond films. 1973/1974 Roger Moore’s debut as James Bond, in Live and Let Die, and its follow-up, The Man with the Golden Gun.  In those movies, he.. Read More

Watches from the Movie Aliens

Alien Covenant was the number one movie this weekend bringing in over $36 million dollars in ticket sales.  It is the latest in the Sci-Fi series about a creepy acid spewing space alien. I thought that this would be a great time to go over the watches that were made famous from the first movie “Aliens’ with its star Segourney Weaver. Seiko Giugiaro 7A28-7000 worn by Ripley in Aliens. The original.. Read More