The "Doctor" is Always In!

What is an ETA movement?

When traveling, you might look down at your watch or glance at a clock and try to figure out your ETA — estimated time of arrival, that is. In watch terms, ETA means something entirely different. An ETA movement is incorporated by a majority of watch companies. ETA SA is a Swiss manufacturer which makes the movement with a history which can be traced back all the way to 1793… Read More

Overhaul of an ETA 2892 movement

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.. Read More

What is an Elinvar hairspring?

Back when trains were first connecting America’s coasts, a railroad worker’s watch would be worn through some tough conditions. First, it must endure temperature and humidity changes, as well as changes in magnetic fields. That’s not to mention regular wear and tear a watch will be presented while working a long day on the railroad. When railroad watches were inspected, they were to run within 30 seconds accuracy. The Elinvar.. Read More

Hamilton “Seckron” Doctors Watch

Surely everyone has been stuck in a waiting room past your appointment time, endlessly waiting for your time to be called back and seen by the doctor. So for some, it might come as a surprise there is such a timepiece nicknamed “the doctor’s watch.” The Hamilton, officially named the Seckron, was a line of watches produced between 1935 and 1941. With its dual-dial style, it was seen as less.. Read More

Watches made for a small wrist

While it’s true watches differ across brands and styles, they are mostly uniform in one aspect — size. So what happens if you want to wear any of the luxury brands of watches and not have it jangling from your wrist because it’s too big? Here are some options of watches made for smaller wrists. Rolex Explorer Omega Seamaster midsize Hamilton Khaki field watch Seiko 5 automatic Tissot mans automatic.. Read More

Watches With a Plastic Case

Whether it’s a collaborative effort between two legacy brands or an effort to clean up the environment, watches made with plastic cases have the ability to show off the timepieces in a different fashion. While luxury watches are known for their hard metallic look, these following watches show that a beautiful watch can be just that no matter what the case is made from. Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Nardin and The.. Read More

Best watches for sailing

When you think of specialty made watches, your mind might go to pilots and athletes. There are also watches that are tailor-made for hiking and ones that can answer your phone calls. But what about being out in the water? These sailing watches give all the information needed with a quick glance at the wrist. Breitling Super Ocean Roles Yachtmaster II Alpina Yachttimer Bulova Marine Star Ulysse Nardin Regatta Omega.. Read More

What is a mechanical alarm watch?

Wrist watches have many different types of complications: chronographs, GMTs, perpetual calendars , day and dates. One uncommon compilation is an alarm in your watch. Alarms are common in digital quartz watches but somewhat rare on a mechanical watch. Alarm watches have been around since the early part of the 1900s when Eterna first patented an alarm wristwatch in 1908. That patent was put into use when the watch was.. Read More

The watches of pilots

What watch do you wear when you’re zooming through the air? Probably one that can give you information in the quickest way possible so you can go back to keeping an eye on the sky and your other instruments. Here are a few examples of fighter pilots’ watches. Bell and Ross Aviator Bremont Alti-Zulu Citizen Eco-Drive Sky Hawk Omega Skydweller Hamilton Khaki Pilot Tom Cruise wearing his Porsche Chronograph in.. Read More

Watches with colorful dials

Warmer and longer days are hallmarks of summer. It is also a time when people tend to wear more colorful outfits to fit the season. Clothes aren’t the only thing that can be brighter in the summer. Adding a colorful watch can be an easy way to make an outfit pop. Here are some examples of watches with colorful dials. Tutima Tissot Seiko Rolex Day-Date Rolex Submariner Patek Philippe Omega.. Read More