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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

Here are some Vintage Omega Seamaster divers watches

Launched in 1948 to coincide with its 100th anniversary, the Omega Seamaster line is the oldest in the current collection. Loosely based on the waterproof wristwatches made for the British military at the end of World War II, the Seamaster was first intended as a robust yet elegant watch for active individuals who wanted a watch for “town, sea and country.” The first watches were equipped with self-winding movements in.. Read More

Why is there a shortage of Rolex Watches?

If you’ve read the headlines this year, there seems to be a shortage of everything from chicken wings to lumber. Most of those shortages have to do with disruptions in the supply chain that keep our goods on the shelves and available and not constantly on back order. With Rolex, it is definitely good for business that it is at the top of the watch food chain. So, any sort.. Read More

Unusual materials used for watch dials

The dial is where the show is, and without the same technical and durability constraints of other watch components, it’s one place where watchmakers have some freedom to experiment with unconventional materials that won’t be used elsewhere in a watch. Safely beneath a crystal, a dial can be made from a wide range of things, from the banal to the bizarre (although working with almost any material entails its own.. Read More

How to use the rotating bezel on a dive watch

Measuring time with a rotating bezel is actually a lot easier than you might think. With a unidirectional bezel, you simply spin the bezel counterclockwise so that you can count elapsed time. The added assurance that the bezel can only move one way means that even if you do manage to knock it out of place, it will only ever appear as though you spent more time underwater, not less… Read More

How to take the stretch out of a Rolex band

One of the most asked questions that I get every week is, “Can you repair and take the ‘stretch’ out of a Rolex watch band?” Up until a few weeks ago, my answer was no. It is not a repair that I can make. After lots of research, I was finally able to find the tools to do this job. After a bit of practice, I am now able to.. Read More