The "Doctor" is Always In!

What is a Cushion-Shaped Watch?

When something is ahead of the curve, that mean’s it’s ahead of it’s time. Revolutionary. A sign of things to come. A cushion-shaped watch might not be a historically defining watch, but is something everyone strives to become — different. A cushion-shaped watch is sometimes referred to as a “squircle.” Why? That’s simple. Popularized in the 1940s, this type of watch shows off its masculine appeal with a square-shaped case,.. Read More

Rolex vs. Omega: Replacement Parts and Case Tube & Crown

One of the first questions a Rolex customer typically asks before a watch repair is if I use genuine parts during an overhaul. My normal answer goes something like this:  During a basic overhaul, I shouldn’t need to replace any parts as long as the watch is in decent working condition. If I do need parts, I try to source genuine parts. If those are not available,  I have access to.. Read More

Rolex vs. Omega: Date Mechanism & Escapement

In this week’s comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the differences between date mechanisms and escapements in Rolex and Omega watches. First up, let’s look at the date mechanisms. Specifically, we’ll be focusing on the Omega Co-Axial and the Rolex 3035. Omega Date The Omega uses an ETA type date that has been around for many years. It is simple, sturdy and works very well.   It’s also very.. Read More

Rolex vs. Omega: Which is the Better Watch?

In today’s day and age, everything is up for debate. Are you Team iPhone or Team Android? Is LeBron James better than Michael Jordan? Do you prefer the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? In the watch world, the question is Rolex against Omega. So which one is better? Each watch has its own hits and misses, but the differences will be pointed out since they are the two watches serviced.. Read More

The Automatic for the People

What has a 38-hour power reserve, can be found in watch brands both big and small, and is at least partly responsible for the incredible growth of microbrands over the last couple years? The answer? That would be the ETA 2824-2 movement. ETA is a subsidiary of Swatch Group. The 2824-2 is an automatic 25-jewel movement and is found in watches of all kinds — from affordable ones to higher.. Read More

The Clock that Runs on Temperature Changes

Imagine a device you use every day, whether that’s a remote control, an electric toothbrush, or your smartphone.  Now imagine you never had to change or charge up the batteries. How freeing would that be? Our toothbrushes would never fizzle out, our smartphones would never hit 0%, and that beeping from the smoke detector would stop forever. In the watch world, we think of watches without batteries simply as automatics… Read More

What are the hobbies of the Watch Doctor?

With the holidays now over, professionals all over the country are slowly getting back into their work routines. That means, for some, struggling to get back to being productive for 40 hours (or more) every Monday through Friday. But what happens once you clock out from work and go home? How do you spend your time? If you’re like the Watch Doctor and own your own business, the work never.. Read More

MVP Front Runner Gifts Linemen New Rolex Watches

As far as professional athletes go, offensive linemen might come in last in terms of notoriety. Their faces are never seen, but their mistakes are scrutinized by broadcasters, fans and everyone in between. Linemen will never be as famous as the quarterbacks they protect from being tackled. But at the end of the season, linemen always receive the best gifts. The Baltimore Ravens players who helped protect and pave the.. Read More

Jack Nicklaus, Marlon Brando watches dazzle at auction

As the calendar is squarely in the middle of the holiday shopping season, people all over the world are scouring malls and shops (and probably Amazon.com) trying to find their loved ones the best gifts. Last week, two pricey watches made their way off the open market. While there’s no telling if they are going to be gifts, the time pieces would make quite the impression underneath a tree. Legendary.. Read More

What are some of the top watch brands from England?

England’s contributions to the world are almost endless to list. Today, the hub of world-class watchmaking is found in Switzerland. But what about England’s contributions to watchmaking history? London was actually the center of the watch industry from the 16th to the 19th century with British watchmakers making important innovations during that time. So who are some of the most influential and interesting British watchmakers? Christopher Ward is a new.. Read More