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Check out the world’s thinnest watch

Right now, the world is obsessed with thin. Whether that’s in body type or the thin, slim clothes that are now all the rage, thin is in style. But what about thin watches? Watches, by nature, have to have some depth in order to fit all the mechanical parts to make the timepiece work. That doesn’t mean a watch can’t be created thin. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Squelette The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin.. Read More

What is your favorite character watch?

If you haven’t noticed, it seems like more and more people are wearing watches on their wrists. It doesn’t matter if those are smart watches that can tell you the weather, your texts or set your thermostat, many collectors are still interested in the character watches they had their heyday of the 1950s. With faces that used Disney characters, baseball stars, and movie heroes, these watches were all the rage among us.. Read More

Repairing watches right when you’re a lefty

The world is set up for right-handed people. For lefties, it’s not so easy. Surely, right-handed people have gone through the awkward feeling at some point in grade school when they pick the left-handed pair of scissors. They just don’t fit right. There are a lot of lefties out there that need to make their way in a right-handed world. My son Tom is one of those people.  He is a.. Read More

Check out the Rolex Milgauss antimagnetic watch

By now, you have probably figured out that there are watches made for specific industries. Antimagnetic watches have their advantages as to why people in certain jobs should wear them. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is a wristwatch model introduced by Rolex in 1956 with model number 6541. The Milgauss was designed as an antimagnetic watch specifically for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs where electromagnetic fields can cause havoc with the timing.. Read More

Dial refinishing with some before and after photos

October might not be the best time of the year to bring up the act of “spring cleaning.” However, watches could always use a sprucing up or two, no matter what month or season it is. After a watch comes into the shop for a repair, much of the actual work is done beyond what the eye can see. With a dial refinish, you’ll immediately be able to see what.. Read More

Magnetism in Watches

Like most any other metal material, a watch can become magnetized when it comes into contact with certain levels of a magnetic field. Things we come in contact with every day like our smartphones, tablets, monitors, speakers and kitchen appliances all give off magnetic fields. Those can mess with your watch’s accuracy. The most common target for magnetism is the watches hairspring. When the hairspring becomes magnetized, the coils stick.. Read More

Here are a few facts you might not know about Rolex

Rolex might be the most recognizable watch companies in the world and flatly a world-famous brand. Even still, there are a few things people might not know about the watch giant and its iconic green and crown logo. Here are a few of those fun facts about Rolex. All Rolex watches are handmade. Almost all the parts of a Rolex watch are made in-house and the completed product can take.. Read More

The Paul Newman Daytona Cosmograph: The most expensive Rolex.

Originally, watches had one job and that was to tell the time.  Now in the 21st century when everyone seemingly has a clock in their pocket with their cell phone, watches have taken on different forms of use.  Like wine, art, or other hard assets like diamonds, gold, and real estate, people sometimes refer to watches as investments. Certain watches are known to hold their value extremely well — even.. Read More

A movement for the people

Since coming into production in 1982, the ETA caliber 2824-2 has been one of the most well-known movements in the watch industry. But what exactly is it? The movement is considered to be a workhorse with a 38-hour power reserve. The movement is in watch brands big and small. Because of its power, it’s at least partly responsible for the incredible growth of microbands in the last few years. ETA is.. Read More

What’s old is new again? Here are some reissued watches.

How many things in your house are so old they’re back in style? Those aviator sunglasses like the Watch Doctor still wears are so old they’ve come back in style. We see it in clothes as well as music when classic records come back in style, possibly helped by a viral TikTok that catapults Fleetwood Mac back to the top of the charts. In many aspects of life, what’s old.. Read More