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Hamilton and its history

Among collectors of American watch history, Hamilton stands out as the finest American watch made. There is no denying Hamilton watches demand a premium among collectors and are without question,the most collectible of all American-made watches. Hamilton watches are made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and began production as the Keystone Standard Watch Company in 1892. After it was forced into bankruptcy, a group of Lancaster businessmen set out to “build only.. Read More

Bulova’s history and collector perception

Bulova is a brand with significant historical presence and a number of notable watches in its back catalog. Founded in 1875 in New York by Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova, it played a part in the United States status as a watchmaking powerhouse in decades past, alongside brands like Hamilton, Waltham, Elgin and others. The brand is also well known for innovation like its 1960 Accutron tuning fork-based (the origin of.. Read More

Forgotten Watch Brands

We all know the major watch brands. You have Rolex and Omega, as well as high-end luxury brands. However, do you remember some of these watch brands from years gone by? Bulova Bulova was founded and incorporated as the J. Bulova Company in 1875 by Joseph Bulova. In 1912, Joseph Bulova launched his first plant dedicated entirely to the production of watches. Manufacturing watches at their factory in Switzerland, he began a standardized mass.. Read More

How to find the age of your Rolex

Where d you find a Rolex’s serial number? Every genuine Rolex has a unique serial number. It will be in one of two places, depending when it was made. Before 2005, it was between the lugs of the 6 o’clock side. From 2005 onward, it was on the inner bezel (dial rehaut) If your watch was made before 2005, you’ll find its serial number engraved on the case between the lugs.. Read More

The differences between an automatic and kinetic watch

The Kinetic watch movement was created by Seiko back in 1986. In many ways, it is similar to an automatic watch. A kinetic watch works through movement. The swinging or moving of your arm moves an oscillating weight within the watch. This turns a number of gears which then produce electricity in a small generator. The generator then charges the capacitor. The big difference to an automatic watch is that.. Read More