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Watches with off-center dials

Typically, watches have the same general design. That is, the watch face takes up all the area of the face. But what if a watch had an off-center dial? That’s the approach of these watches shown below. While the basic job of any watch is to tell the time, these models go a bit further in also acting as a piece of art and fashion. Because they’re so visually different.. Read More

What is an Atomic Watch?

An atomic watch is a wristwatch that is radio­-controlled to keep the most accurate time on earth. An atomic watch never needs to have its time or date set or adjusted because it receives a low ­frequency radio signal each night keeping it perfectly synchronized with the U.S atomic clock in Colorado. The watch’s built ­in antenna searches once a day for the 60 kHz radio signal emitted from Fort Collins and decodes the.. Read More

What is a Seiko Spring Drive watch movement?

Spring Drive is a unique watch technology. It generates energy like every other mechanical watch but combines this with an electronic regulator to deliver a level of precision that no mechanical watch can match. Specified to one second accuracy per day, the movement uses a conventional gear train as in traditional mechanical watches, but rather than an escapement and balance wheel, instead features Seiko’s Tri-synchro Regulator system in which power delivery to the watch hands is.. Read More

Different types of watch hands (Part 2)

Last week, we introduced you to a handful of different watch hand styles. Even though every watch has hands, it’s a good bet you didn’t realize there are so many different styles. Here are a few more different types of hands you might see on a watch. Leaf hand Lollipop hands Mercedes hands Plongeur hands Snowflake hands Space hands Sword hands Syringe hands

Different types of watch hands (Part 1)

There are a few basic parts to a watch. You have the face, the case and, of course, the hands. How else would you know what time it is without the hour and minute hands pointing it out to you? Here are some different types of watch hands. There are actually so many, we’ve broken it into two parts. Alpha Hands These Alpha hands have a larger base before thinning.. Read More