The crown is the part of the watch with which you set the time of the watch and also manually wind the watch. This is the most important aspect of the crown and why it can be found on almost all timepieces. The crown has traditionally been positioned at 3 o’clock, but it can also be at the 4 o’clock position Oftentimes, the crown can also be used for hand-winding.. Read More
Watches for “Lefties”
All year long, left handed people have to live in a world that is made for “righties”. Doors, desks, tools, and so many other things in this world are designed for the convenience of righties. Have you ever seen a leftie write with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper? Odds are, they ended up smearing the ink all over the paper! Life for lefties isn’t always easy… Read More
The history of Mickey Mouse and other Disney watches
While the Disney Company of today may be a merchandising machine, it was not always this way. The early days of the Disney brothers’ company saw them often strapped for cash, prompting Walt Disney to first sell merchandising rights of Mickey Mouse to a man he me in a hotel lobby who wanted to sell writing tablets featuring the famous mouse — Disney earned $300 cash from this first deal… Read More
What is a bumper automatic watch?
Imagine making a device that won’t ever need charged or a new battery. What would it look like? What would it do? That’s exactly the thought behind automatic watches. The self-winding timepieces keep working through everyday use and the wearer’s natural motion. A bumper movement is a type of self-winding, automatic movement. However, unlike a modern automatic, which has the rotor spins a full 360 degrees, a bumper moves back and.. Read More