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Overhaul of an Omega Cosmic

In this blog post, I will go over the steps for an overhaul of an Omega Seamaster Cosmic. The watch arrived to me in need of an overhaul and it also had a broken oscillating weight axel. After much searching, I found the axel and started on the repair. This movement comes with a one piece case and a split stem. Luckily the split stem was still in good shape.. Read More

What is a Braille Watch?

A Braille watch is a portable timepiece used by the blind or visually impaired to tell time. It is used by touching the dial and noticing the embossments. Both analog and digital versions are available. The analog versions have a protective glass or crystal cover that is flipped open when time needs to be read and the clock-hands are constructed to not be susceptible to movement at the mere touch of the finger that a vision-impaired person uses to observe.. Read More

What is an Exhibition Case Back watch?

Whether it’s a world-class competitor or a luxury watch, either of their worth usually boils down to what’s on the inside. For these eight luxury watches, each features a transparent display that allows the wearer to marvel at the movement on the inside with what’s called an exhibition case back. These are the pinnacle of watch observation letting you see the inner elements that keep your timepiece ticking. Best of.. Read More

History of Swatch Watches

In the 1980s, the world’s youth was in search of fresh new ways to stand out. They already had their MTV, were wearing day-glo clothes and patterned leg warmers and organized their school lives with the help of Trapper Keepers. Those kids and teens were perfectly primed for a new way to wear their hearts on their sleeves. In a sea of neutral-colored watches, Swiss watchmaker Swatch revitalized that segment of the accessories industry.. Read More

What is a watch crown?

The crown is the part of the watch with which you set the time of the watch and also manually wind the watch. This is the most important aspect of the crown and why it can be found on almost all timepieces. The crown has traditionally been positioned at 3 o’clock, but it can also be at the 4 o’clock position Oftentimes, the crown can also be used for hand-winding.. Read More

Watches for “Lefties”

All year long, left handed people have to live in a world that is made for “righties”. Doors, desks, tools, and so many other things in this world are designed for the convenience of righties. Have you ever seen a leftie write with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper? Odds are, they ended up smearing the ink all over the paper! Life for lefties isn’t always easy… Read More

The history of Mickey Mouse and other Disney watches

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… Read More

What is a bumper automatic watch?

Imagine making a device that won’t ever need charged or a new battery. What would it look like? What would it do? That’s exactly the thought behind automatic watches. The self-winding timepieces keep working through everyday use and the wearer’s natural motion.  A bumper movement is a type of self-winding, automatic movement. However, unlike a modern automatic, which has the rotor spins a full 360 degrees, a bumper moves back and.. Read More

A little about the Rolex Calibre 3235 movement

The Caliber 3235 is actually not a completely new movement. Instead, it is a new generation movement. it continues to build on the already existing 3135 movement.     The Rolex Caliber 3235 was officially released at Baselworld 2015 Rolex has replaced more than 90% of the parts of the prior caliber the 3135. In the new design of the 3235 Rolex’s criteria as a Superlative Chronometer is twice as exact.. Read More

A little bit about Russian and Soviet watches

Watches come in all shapes, sizes, colors and are manufactured all over the world. This week we’re going to look at the watches of Russia. Soviet watches and clocks have had an important history in timekeeping, as they provided time signals for navigation and targeting by aircraft and naval vessels, timed world chess matches, coordinated traffic on Trans-Siberian Railroad and were the first timepieces in space. One of the most.. Read More