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What is a Fusee?

The fusée (French for “rocket”) is a cone-shaped component connected to the mainspring’s barrel by a chain. As the mainspring is wound, the rotating barrel winds the chain around the narrowing fusée. As the watch runs and the power stored by the mainspring decreases, the tension from the fusée’s chain on the barrel, now rotating in the reverse direction, ensures that a consistent amount of energy is released through the.. Read More

What is considered a modern ladies watch?

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, the main function of a watch is to tell you the time. So why are watches made and segmented as a man’s or ladies’ watch? The old adage is that a ladies watch should just be a smaller version of a man’s version. Maybe it comes in brighter colors too. They often came with simpler mechanisms inside and were.. Read More

Part 2: Some more important Rolex terms to know

This week we’re diving back into important terms you should know about Rolex watches. In this post, you’ll learn about some nicknames for certain styles of watch hands and dials. If you missed our first edition on this topic, you can check it out here: Mercedes hands This is a unique Rolex handset featured on many references whose minute hand has a round portion divided into three equally sized portions.. Read More

Watches of HBO’s ‘Succession’

HBO’s mega-hit series Succession, which follows a dysfunctional, foul-talking media dynasty family, wrapped up its fourth and final season last weekend to record streaming numbers. The Roy family owns one of America’s biggest media organizations leading to comparisons from the show’s thesis and real-life Rupert Murdoch’s Fox entities. The show has won multiple Emmys for its acting from players who aptly played the part of billionaire heirs with only the.. Read More

What is a Cushion Shaped Watch?

When something is ahead of the curve, that mean’s it’s ahead of it’s time. Revolutionary. A sign of things to come. A cushion-shaped watch might not be a historically defining watch, but is something everyone strives to become — different. A cushion-shaped watch is sometimes referred to as a “squircle.” Why? That’s simple. Popularized in the 1940s, this type of watch shows off its masculine appeal with a square-shaped case,.. Read More

Some important Rolex terms to know

There are all sorts of ins and outs of watches that we go into in this blog. While some are easier to comprehend, others aren’t. So, we compiled a list of some terms and slang that might be helpful in learning more about Rolex watches. Rolex 2 line A dial with only two lines of text above the 6 o’clock marker, such as certain Ref. 14060 Submariners without denoted Chronometer.. Read More

What is a Chronodrometer?

“Sometime in the winter of 1859, the clockmakers at the American Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts, made a breakthrough. They created the first-ever mass-produced stopwatch – expressly to allow enthusiasts of a sport sweeping the nation – horseracing – to measure just how fast thoroughbreds could get from a start gate to a finish line. Not long after, the Kentucky Derby was born, a race that would in time be.. Read More

How to regulate a Rolex and other mechanical watches

Many people believe that watch accuracy can be achieved by simply adjusting the regulator screw towards the + or – position. Regulating a watch is a lot more complex than this. Watches that are inaccurate are inaccurate for a reason. Generally, these watches require cleaning and conditioning (oiling and greasing of the winding mechanisms). Conditioning also means ensuring that all of the train wheels are free from obstruction, the hairspring is centered.. Read More

What is a Hamilton Model 21 Marine chronometer?

Since its invention in 1761 by John Harrison of England, the marine chronometer has been used for navigational purposes. Its precision and reliability for accuracy to within seconds are truly remarkable. As a result, many marine vessels were kept safe and on course for hundreds of years. To find longitude at sea, a chronometer would be set to the time of a place of known longitude, like Greenwich, England, the prime meridian… Read More

Watch FAQs: Simple questions and simple answers

In this week’s blog post, I thought that I would go over some simple questions and answers on how your watch works. I have many customers who are getting a mechanical watch for the first time, so they are a bit confused on the “care and feeding of their new watch.” I hope this information is helpful. Can you wind an automatic watch? Yes, you can wind an automatic watch.. Read More