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Watches that do more than tell time

This week, we’re going to stick with the theme of watch complications. Watches with complications are some of the coolest timepieces sold today. Most of the complex tasks done by these watches are done with the bezel. A bezel is the outer metal ring surrounding the watches crystal. This ring would have various numbers or markings and can rotate in one or both directions depending on the function of the watch. Here.. Read More

What are watch complications?

A watch has one basic job: to tell you the time. It seems simple. However, as you know from reading these blog posts, you know there are hundreds of small parts all moving in unison to tell you the time and make sure you’re not late for your big meeting or dinner at your in-laws. A watch complication is anything that a watch does other than tell you what time.. Read More

What is a gilt watch dial?

As we’ve covered in this space before, there are many different types of dials on watches. There are dark dials, black dials, clear dials or white dials. So what exactly is a gilt dial? A gilt dial is created by polishing a blank dial with clear lacquer then galvanized with a black layer. The clear part won’t stick, so only the remaining metal part is shown. Usually, a gilt dial.. Read More

Watches with a bronze case

When you think of bronze, you probably assume it means third-best after gold and silver. When used as a color for a case, bronze might be tops on the medal stand. Bronze is made from copper and tin. Unlike other metals, it won’t corrode and won’t be affected by saltwater, making it a unique element for a watch. (The Watch Doctor still recommends keeping your watch dry by not showering.. Read More