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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

Watches with a moonphase dial

Watchmakers over the years have expressed their fascination with the moon. In anticipation of next week’s eclipse, I thought it might be a good time to show some beautiful watches that track the movement of the moon. Listed below are some cool watches with a moonphase dial Arnold and Son Audemars Piaget Longines Jaeger LeCoultre Cartier Hermes Rolex Cellini CHARLEY PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Charley is ready for the eclipse.. Read More

Watches with a green dial

The allure of green watches for men lies not only in their aesthetic appeal but also in the symbolism they evoke. Green is a color often associated with renewal, growth and prosperity, which adds a distinctive touch to any timepiece.  Whether you’re thinking of the green grass growing (and the need to eventually fire up the lawnmower to cut it) or just need a festive watch for next year’s St… Read More

What is a Rolex Celebration Dial?

In 2020, Rolex started experimenting with a palette of bright and vibrant colors for the Oyster Perpetual line of watches. This experiment reached its peak with the introduction of the Celebration Dial The Celebration Dial is a blend of Rolex’s traditional craftsmanship and a more playful, modern aesthetic. This new dial features a turquoise dial with a scattering of colorful bubble accents. The bubbles come in shades of pink, blue, yellow, red.. Read More