HBO’s mega-hit series Succession, which follows a dysfunctional, foul-talking media dynasty family, wrapped up its fourth and final season last weekend to record streaming numbers. The Roy family owns one of America’s biggest media organizations leading to comparisons from the show’s thesis and real-life Rupert Murdoch’s Fox entities. The show has won multiple Emmys for its acting from players who aptly played the part of billionaire heirs with only the.. Read More
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
Some important Rolex terms to know
There are all sorts of ins and outs of watches that we go into in this blog. While some are easier to comprehend, others aren’t. So, we compiled a list of some terms and slang that might be helpful in learning more about Rolex watches. Rolex 2 line A dial with only two lines of text above the 6 o’clock marker, such as certain Ref. 14060 Submariners without denoted Chronometer.. Read More
What is a Chronodrometer?
“Sometime in the winter of 1859, the clockmakers at the American Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts, made a breakthrough. They created the first-ever mass-produced stopwatch – expressly to allow enthusiasts of a sport sweeping the nation – horseracing – to measure just how fast thoroughbreds could get from a start gate to a finish line. Not long after, the Kentucky Derby was born, a race that would in time be.. Read More
How to regulate a Rolex and other mechanical watches
Many people believe that watch accuracy can be achieved by simply adjusting the regulator screw towards the + or – position. Regulating a watch is a lot more complex than this. Watches that are inaccurate are inaccurate for a reason. Generally, these watches require cleaning and conditioning (oiling and greasing of the winding mechanisms). Conditioning also means ensuring that all of the train wheels are free from obstruction, the hairspring is centered.. Read More
What is a Hamilton Model 21 Marine chronometer?
Since its invention in 1761 by John Harrison of England, the marine chronometer has been used for navigational purposes. Its precision and reliability for accuracy to within seconds are truly remarkable. As a result, many marine vessels were kept safe and on course for hundreds of years. To find longitude at sea, a chronometer would be set to the time of a place of known longitude, like Greenwich, England, the prime meridian… Read More
Watch FAQs: Simple questions and simple answers
In this week’s blog post, I thought that I would go over some simple questions and answers on how your watch works. I have many customers who are getting a mechanical watch for the first time, so they are a bit confused on the “care and feeding of their new watch.” I hope this information is helpful. Can you wind an automatic watch? Yes, you can wind an automatic watch.. Read More
How To Regulate a Watch
Many people believe that watch accuracy can be achieved by simply adjustingthe regulator screw towards the + or – position. Regulating a watch is a lot more complex than this. Watches that areinaccurate are inaccurate for a reason. Generally, these watches require cleaning and conditioning (oilingand greasing of the winding mechanisms). Conditioning also means ensuring that all of the train wheels are free fromobstruction, the hairspring is centered and the.. Read More
Watches worn by race car drivers
Cars and watches are a natural fit. Both are traditionally mechanical and both are products of complex and precise engineering. The watch itself has played an integral role in early motor racing. Early race car drivers wore bulky stopwatches strapped to their wrists to time laps and calculate speeds. Later driving watches had angled dials for easy reading without taking a hand off the wheel. Rolex Daytona For many, the love of watches.. Read More
What is a Skeleton Watch?
A skeleton watch is a mechanical watch, in which all of the moving parts are visible through either the front of the watch, the back of the watch or a small cut outlining the dial. True “skeletonization” also includes the trimming away of any non-essential metal on the bridge, plate, wheel train or any other mechanical part of the watch, leaving only a skeleton of the movement required for functionality. Often, the remaining thinned movement is decorated with engraving… Read More