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Omega Constellation

The Omega Constellation watch was once the flagship in the Omega collection. This particular family within their collection dates back to 1952. The first Omega Constellation models had bumper movements and distinctive diamond shaped hour markers.  The Dauphin hands were used till the late 1960s. After a few years, around 1955, the Omega caliber 354 bumper movement with chronometer rating was replaced by the caliber 50x series. This movement had.. Read More

James Bond’s Omega Watches – Omega Seamaster Pro & Planet Ocean

The Omega Seamster’s history begins with its release in 1948. Throughout its history, the OMEGA Seamaster is best known for its role as the trusted watch of 007 agent James Bond. The Seamaster was originally designed, however, to accompany sailors in their marine adventures.  It was modeled after the OMEGA Marine, which was the brand’s first water-resistant watch. The watch’s luminescent arms and markers make it highly visible underwater and.. Read More

Omega Seamaster 30 and Seamaster DeVille

The Omega Seamaster range was created in 1948, the first Omega Seamaster 30 wasn’t introduced until 1962. The “30” in the model name refers not to the depth of water resistance, but instead to the size of the movement. Omega’s 30mm hand-wound movements proved exceedingly popular and were produced in large quantity in the mid twentieth century, ending with Calibre 269. The first Seamaster 30 watches used Calibre 286 (created.. Read More

Vintage Omega Seamaster Divers Watches

Launched in 1948 to coincide with the brand’s 100th anniversary, the OMEGA Seamaster line is the oldest in the current collection. Loosely based on the waterproof wristwatches made for the British military at the end of World War II, the Seamaster was first intended as a robust yet elegant watch for active individuals who wanted a watch for “town, sea and country”. The first watches were equipped with self-winding movements.. 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/adjusted because it receives a low ­frequency radio signal each night that keeps it perfectly synchronized with the US atomic clock in Colorado. The watch’s built ­in antenna searches once a day for the 60 kHz radio signal emitted from Ft. Collins and decodes the signal.. Read More

What is an Atomic Clock?

Accurate timekeeping supports much of our modern world. Global positioning systems, for example, need to be accurate to within about a billionth of a second in order to keep users from getting lost. Satellites for these systems rely on high precision measurements coming from atomic clocks at the U.S. Naval Observatory. GPS are also used for synchronizing digital networks like cell phones and the NTP servers needed to maintain the internet. An atomic clock.. Read More

Ladies Rolex – Model 2235

The last few Blog posts have shown a Rolex mans movement during an overhaul. I thought it was about time that we showed you a nice ladies movement.  Today’s blog will focus on a ladies Rolex model #2235. The complete movement with both the automatic unit and rotor attached. Movement with rotor removed. Auto removed and showing train bridge, barrel bridge and ratchet wheel removed Barrel Bridge removed and a.. Read More

The “Colonel Pogue” Seiko 6139 Chronograph

The First Automatic Chronograph to be Worn in Space For many years it was believed that the first automatic chronograph  to reach outer space was the Sinn 140 model worn by German astronaut Reinhard Furrer during the Spacelab D1 mission in 1985. The watch still is fairly popular with collectors and watch enthusiasts today because of this achievement. In 2007, though, a new revelation came to light that essentially retroactively negated much of the.. Read More

What to Do If I Get Water in My Rolex? Condensation in Watch

I get this same call at least once a month.  The customer just noticed that his watch has suddenly “fogged up” after he (took a shower, went swimming, got caught in the rain, etc) Most of the time they say that the watch has been perfect for “years” and has never done this before.  They have been showering, swimming etc. with it on and now are a bit puzzled as.. Read More

Overhaul an ETA Model 2892

ETA designs and manufactures mechanical and automatic watches, watch movements  and is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Swatch Group Ltd.  Although the company produces finished watches and movements, ETA specializes in the production of ébauche movements used both in watches of sister Swatch Group subsidiary brands and in the watches of competitors.  With the exception of hairsprings manufactured by sister company Nivarox, ETA maintains.. Read More