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What is a LeCoultre Reverso?

Many watches trace their roots to functionality over form before eventually evolving into elaborate, expensive timepieces. Likewise, many watches also have roots in sport. The Reverso is no different. First introduced in 1931, this watch was made specifically for British Army officers playing polo in India. The officers needed something that would tell them the time, yet also would hold up to the constant bobbing, swinging and other movements associated.. Read More

What is a Rolex Thunderbird?

In 1953, Rolex unveiled the Turn-O-Graph ref. 6202 model.  The inaugural Turn-O-Graph ref. 6202 was actually the first serially-produced Rolex wristwatch to feature a rotating bezel. The Turn-O-Graph watch was positioned as a device that offered an easier way to measure and record time. This new principle consists of a bezel around the watch face. This bezel is marked from zero to sixty and is easily turned by hand. To.. Read More

My medal stand watches: The gold, silver and bronze timepieces

Since we are right in the middle of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, I thought that it would be a good time for me to list my top three favorite watches.  I have been a watchmaker since 1977 and have done thousands of repairs. I have worked on just about every good mechanical watch that I can think of — everything from a Bulova to a Rolex.  Like any technician,.. Read More

Watches of world leaders: Putin

When he’s not threatening war against other European nations or conspiring against the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently has a soft spot for luxury watches. Putin is believed to use luxury yachts, hangs out in a $550 million palace overlooking the Black Sea and reportedly owns shares in three major oil and gas companies. Putin may have a net worth of $70 billion, which would make him one.. Read More