Many watches were created for a specific purpose. Whether that was for fashion, athletics or being in the elements – watches find a void, and they fill it. With the Bulova A-11, the watch was worn on the wrists of Allied soldiers in World War II. The watch, known as a “hack” watch, got its name because soldiers would pull the crowns out and “hack” the seconds hand at 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
Rolex vs. Omega: Replacement Parts and Case Tube & Crown
One of the first questions a Rolex customer typically asks before a watch repair is if I use genuine parts during an overhaul. My normal answer goes something like this: During a basic overhaul, I shouldn’t need to replace any parts as long as the watch is in decent working condition. If I do need parts, I try to source genuine parts. If those are not available, I have access to.. Read More
Rolex vs. Omega: Date Mechanism & Escapement
In this week’s comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the differences between date mechanisms and escapements in Rolex and Omega watches. First up, let’s look at the date mechanisms. Specifically, we’ll be focusing on the Omega Co-Axial and the Rolex 3035. Omega Date The Omega uses an ETA type date that has been around for many years. It is simple, sturdy and works very well. It’s also very.. Read More