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Watches with a wave dial

Since the introduction of the Omega Seamaster 300 in 1993, watches with wave patterns on their dials have become increasingly popular. Representing the sea on a watch dial can deepen your bond with it or just provide a pleasing texture. Below are a few examples of these “wavy beauties.” Omega Seamaster Baume and Mercier Rivera Christopher Ward Mido Ocean Star Breguet Marine Oris Aquis Pro Jean Richard Aquascope CHARLEY PHOTO OF.. Read More

What is a minimalist watch?

 Minimalist watches do what watches were designed to do: tell the time. This means they lack any sophisticated complications like world timers or diving bezels and focus only on what’s necessary. This type of watch is characterized by simple and clean designs with pared-down dials. These watches prioritize functionality and legibility and do away with unnecessary and fussy details. Here are a few examples of classic Minimalist watches. Bulova Classic Ultra Thin.. Read More

Important watch terminology you need to know

The terminology behind watches is almost as complicated as the mechanics that drive them. The following terms serve as Watch Education 101 and features a list of many of the basic terms relating to the parts of a watch. This simple glossary will help cut the confusion — consider this your reference point. Automatic A mechanical watch that is wound by the motion of the wearer’s wrist rather than by.. Read More

History of the Zodiac Watch Company

In 1882, Ariste Calame founded a workshop for the production of watches in Le Locle Switzerland. The original name of the company was Ariste Calame and would later become Zodiac. The name Zodiac was not registered until 1908. The founder’s son, Louis Ariste Calame, was sent to watchmaking school and took over the company in 1895. The first flat pocket watch, launched in 1928, used the Zodiac calibre 1617 movement. In 1930, the.. Read More