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Watches with a compass

All around us in nature, some signs can show us the cardinal directions. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, after all. Moss, at least we were told as kids, only grows on the north side of trees and rocks. Watches used to just tell the time. Now, technology allows all the bells and whistles packed into watches like songs, app notifications, step counters and more. A.. Read More

Watches With Luminous Dials

Some watches shine brighter than others, especially at night. . These watches put Super-LumiNova to good use! Lets take a look at some watches that make use of full luminous dials. Mark Sirianni25 Fraley St.Kane, PA. [email protected] Cell1-814-837-9435

What is a Golf Watch?

Just like any sport, having the right equipment can mean the difference between finishing in first place and getting stuck behind near the back of the standings. The technical term for a golf watch is “a global positioning device that is going to help a golfer navigate the golf course”. In other words, it tells the golfer how far they have to the green and other on-course features such as.. Read More

History of dive watches

“More people have walked on the moon than have been to the deepest place in the ocean.” In 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, filed a patent for an ‘oyster case’ in Britain. The components of the oyster case include a screw-down crown, case back and bezel. When combined, it sealed the watch preventing water from penetrating into its insides. The original design was patented by Paul Perregaux and Georges Peret.. Read More

What is a Rolex Chameleon?

In the 1960s, Rolex offered a ladies model referred to as the “Rolex Chameleon” which had a feature that allowed the user to almost instantly change the leather strap from one color to any other color. The cases were small and conical, with a slot in the back for single-pass straps. Rolex offered many different versions of the Rolex Chameleon and continued the model up through the late 1970s. The.. Read More

What is damaskeening in a watch?

The term “damaskeening” refers to the technique of decorating the plates or bridges of the watch movement with beautiful and intricate engine-applied patterns. While the origin of the term “damaskeening” is unclear, it may be a reference to the swirling patterns found in Damascus steel. Damaskeening is a term that was unique to the American watch industry. Nowhere was the art of embellishment carried to the levels seen on American.. Read More

Rest in Peace Charley

Last Thursday our beloved Charley passed away. She was our “empty nest dog” and for twelve years gave us lots of love, laughter and devotion. She was loved and we miss her dearly.

Watches with cartoon dials

Just like many other artistic and pop-culture influences, animated cartoons have found their place in the watch industry. It isn’t new. The first Mickey Mouse watch was introduced in the 1930s. Cartoon dials are making a comeback today. Below are some of the new cartoon watches on the market. Gerald Genta Mickey Mouse watch Audemars Piguet Black Panther Doraemon Gucci Konstantin Chaykin Minions The Simpsons Oris Kermit Tag Heuer Mario.. Read More

Important watches from the 1950s

The 1950s was a time of tremendous change, and not just because of the advent of rock and roll and the spread of television. The Allied victory in World War II transformed the United States into a global superpower. Everywhere you looked, it seemed risk-takers were diving to the depths of the oceans, summiting the world’s tallest mountains, hitting the race track at new speeds, venturing over the poles and taking to.. Read More

Famous Japanese Watch Brands

Most people probably associate Japanese watchmaking with cheap quartz watches, but this is not true. A rich tradition of mechanical watchmaking in Japan dates back to the late 19th century. The Japanese culture places great value on precision and craftsmanship. The first Japanese watch was produced in 1879, but it wasn’t until Kintaro Hattori founded Seikosha Co. Ltd. in 1892 that watches were produced in larger numbers. Hattori founded Seiko, the most famous.. Read More