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Important watches from the 1950s

The 1950s was a time of tremendous change, and not just because of the advent of rock and roll and the spread of television. The Allied victory in World War II transformed the United States into a global superpower. Everywhere you looked, it seemed risk-takers were diving to the depths of the oceans, summiting the world’s tallest mountains, hitting the race track at new speeds, venturing over the poles and taking to.. Read More

Famous Japanese Watch Brands

Most people probably associate Japanese watchmaking with cheap quartz watches, but this is not true. A rich tradition of mechanical watchmaking in Japan dates back to the late 19th century. The Japanese culture places great value on precision and craftsmanship. The first Japanese watch was produced in 1879, but it wasn’t until Kintaro Hattori founded Seikosha Co. Ltd. in 1892 that watches were produced in larger numbers. Hattori founded Seiko, the most famous.. Read More

Watches with a moonphase dial

Watchmakers over the years have expressed their fascination with the moon. In anticipation of next week’s eclipse, I thought it might be a good time to show some beautiful watches that track the movement of the moon. Listed below are some cool watches with a moonphase dial Arnold and Son Audemars Piaget Longines Jaeger LeCoultre Cartier Hermes Rolex Cellini CHARLEY PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Charley is ready for the eclipse.. Read More