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Watch Styles: Railroad Watches

Many of humanity's great inventions were born of necessity. This was particularly true in the 20th century, where the post-industrial world saw an explosion of scientific discovery and technological progress. One invention, which pre-dated the 20th century but became increasingly relied upon, was ra...

Watch Styles: Fashion Watches

In a world of luxury watches, the term "Fashion watch" can feel confusing or even derisive. But, in reality, the fashion watch played a huge role in returning mechanical watchmaking back to popularity and reviving the industry overall. In the late 1970s...

Watch features: Repeaters

The field of repeater watches is one of the most exclusive niches in the entire industry. The complexity of these mechanical marvels enabling them to engage with their wearers on multiple sensory levels is understandably awe-inspiring. But what is a repeater and what gave rise to this unusual enclav...

Watch Styles: Luxury Watches

A dictionary definition of luxury is, " a material object, [or] service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity ". The key word, especially in the context of luxury watches, is "necessity". Under that definition, many mechan...

Introduction to Watch Movements

Inside every watch, no matter the power source, there is a little engine that is delivering information to the display. This is referred to as either the "movement" or the "caliber," with both terms referring to the same thing. Generally speaking, there are two types of watch movements: mechanica...

Movements: Manual Wind

Manual wind mechanical movements form the very core of watchmaking. The manual wind mechanical movement was the first watch movement invented, and very few mechanical movements have removed the manual wind function since. When you wind the crown by turning it clockwise, a series of wheels engage wit...

Introduction to Watch Bands, Bracelets, and Buckles

There are many different types of deployant clasps, all with slightly different names. The fold-over deployant clasp means the strap is never under the same stress or strain as it is when using an ardillon buckle. It’s also a security mechanism, because once the clasp has been correctly fitted to th...

Movements: The Spring Drive

While traditional mechanical watchmaking has remained largely unchanged for the past 300 years - even with the introduction of new technology like quartz - there has been some significant innovations, especially when it comes to escapements, the set of components responsible for the accurate time-ke...

Introduction to Watch Styles

A GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) watch is a watch able to show time in multiple time zones simultaneously (normally two or three time zones). The GMT function isn't restricted to any particular style of watch and can be found as an additional complication on a d...

Movements: Automatic

Automatic movements can charge themselves by harnessing the energy created by the motion of the wearer’s wrist. They are often referred to as “self-winding”, and less commonly as “perpetual”. Thanks to the immense convenience of not having to wind your watch or set the time whenever you put it on, A...