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The differences between an automatic and kinetic watch

The Kinetic watch movement was created by Seiko back in 1986. In many ways, it is similar to an automatic watch. A kinetic watch works through movement. The swinging or moving of your arm moves an oscillating weight within the watch. This turns a number of gears which then produce electricity in a small generator. The generator then charges the capacitor. The big difference to an automatic watch is that.. Read More

What is a micro-brand watch?

Before we get into the details of the best micro-brand watches, let’s first define the term. To put it simply, micro-brand watches are those that are not mass- produced. These are your independent brands with limited production. Often, they would have a smaller variety of models compared to the mass-produced watches from bigger, more established brands. And due to limited production, some of these micro-brand watches are typically made to.. Read More

Most significant watches in history

Ever since the advent of sundials, humans have tried to stay on time. As we advanced through history, technology advanced too. Sundials went out and clocks came in. Clocks became smaller and wearable, leading us to wristwatches. Eventually, iPhones and other cell phones changed the way we tell time. (Somehow, some of us are still late, no matter the technological advances.) But what are the most historically significant watches anyway?.. Read More

What exactly is a subdial?

In this week’s blog post, we are going to take another deep dive into some watch terms. This week we will figure out what exactly is a subdial. A subdial is the mini dial that sits on the watch face or dial. They are known as auxiliary dials and serve a few different functions. Those include tracking lapsed seconds, minutes and hours, moon phases or a second time zone across.. Read More

Check out the world’s thinnest watch

Right now, the world is obsessed with thin. Whether that’s in body type or the thin, slim clothes that are now all the rage, thin is in style. But what about thin watches? Watches, by nature, have to have some depth in order to fit all the mechanical parts to make the timepiece work. That doesn’t mean a watch can’t be created thin. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Squelette The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin.. Read More

What is your favorite character watch?

If you haven’t noticed, it seems like more and more people are wearing watches on their wrists. It doesn’t matter if those are smart watches that can tell you the weather, your texts or set your thermostat, many collectors are still interested in the character watches they had their heyday of the 1950s. With faces that used Disney characters, baseball stars, and movie heroes, these watches were all the rage among us.. Read More

Repairing watches right when you’re a lefty

The world is set up for right-handed people. For lefties, it’s not so easy. Surely, right-handed people have gone through the awkward feeling at some point in grade school when they pick the left-handed pair of scissors. They just don’t fit right. There are a lot of lefties out there that need to make their way in a right-handed world. My son Tom is one of those people.  He is a.. Read More

Check out the Rolex Milgauss antimagnetic watch

By now, you have probably figured out that there are watches made for specific industries. Antimagnetic watches have their advantages as to why people in certain jobs should wear them. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is a wristwatch model introduced by Rolex in 1956 with model number 6541. The Milgauss was designed as an antimagnetic watch specifically for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs where electromagnetic fields can cause havoc with the timing.. Read More

Dial refinishing with some before and after photos

October might not be the best time of the year to bring up the act of “spring cleaning.” However, watches could always use a sprucing up or two, no matter what month or season it is. After a watch comes into the shop for a repair, much of the actual work is done beyond what the eye can see. With a dial refinish, you’ll immediately be able to see what.. Read More

Magnetism in Watches

Like most any other metal material, a watch can become magnetized when it comes into contact with certain levels of a magnetic field. Things we come in contact with every day like our smartphones, tablets, monitors, speakers and kitchen appliances all give off magnetic fields. Those can mess with your watch’s accuracy. The most common target for magnetism is the watches hairspring. When the hairspring becomes magnetized, the coils stick.. Read More