Have you ever considered a newspaper article, a photo posted on Facebook or a new hit single to be like a watch band? Probably not, but they’re all very similar. A breaking news story is only as good as its ability to reach the most amount of people quickly. The same with a new song — Bruce Springsteen could have a treasure trove of songs, but if there’s no way.. Read More
Water Resistance in Watches Pt. 2
One of the most common feature on any watch, no matter if it’s a multi-thousand dollar Rolex or a $10 timepiece from a department store, is water resistance. Summer means people will be outdoors more, whether that’s taking a swim in a lake or getting caught in a thunderstorm while on an afternoon run. Some people don’t remove their watches for these activities, so it’s important to have some sort.. Read More
Rolex Cleaning Cost: Rolex Before & After Cleaning Service
Every now and then , a watch comes into the shop that looks like it has had a “hard life”. I received a Rolex a few weeks ago that was desparetely in need of a little “Tender Loving Care”. The Rolex had a badly damaged crystal, the case tube was old and worn, the stem would not stay in place and the band was very dirty. After a first quick.. Read More
What Is a 24 Hour Analog Watch?
The 24-hour watch has an hour marker for each corresponding hour in the day, from zero to 23. The inspiration of the watch comes from sundials, which don’t allow for separate 12-hour a.m. and p.m. designations. Some older clocks in the world still go by the 24-hour display. Reading the time on a 24-hour watch is the same as reading on any regular, non-digital timepiece. However, a 24-hour watch has.. Read More
What is a Rattrapante?
If you want a watch that also can double as a stopwatch, purchasing a chronograph should be first on your to-do list. But what about two stopwatches? That’s where the rattrapante, or split seconds, chronograph comes into play. Deriving roughly from the French word for catch up, (pronounced ratt-ra-pont) a rattrapante does just that — the watch features two stopwatches. That can come in handy if you’re trying to time multiple.. Read More