The Omega Caliber 2500 was developed by Omega in the 1990s. In 1993, Omega purchased the patent for the Co-Axial escapement from English master watchmaker and inventor George Daniels. The Co-Axial Escapement was the first practical new mechanical watch escapement invented for mass market in 250 years. Omega began work to fit the Co-Axial Escapement… Continue reading A Progression of Movements: Omega 2500 & 8500 Calibers
Omega introduced the In-House 8500 caliber in the DeVille Hour Vision in 2007. Omega now had “Manufacture” watches. A manufacture watch is one where all or almost all the parts are made in-house. I remember being moved by how beautifully executed the movement is. I liked that it was larger at 29mm size to fit… Continue reading Musings on the Omega 8500 Caliber
ETA is the largest supplier of movements in Switzerland. Currently about 80% of Swiss watches have ETA movements. ETA is owned by the Swatch Group conglomerate. Eta was formed in 1983 with the merger of ASUAG and SSIH. Prior to that ETA was Ebauches SA which was an alliance of the top three players in… Continue reading ETA automatic workhorses, the 2824 and 2892
A common question for a watch dealer or watchmaker is, “How often should a mechanical watch be serviced?” I asked multiple watchmakers and they generally went along with the watch industry recommendations. Most manufacturers recommend having a watch serviced every five years. Bernard Watch times every pre-owned watch that is being bought, sold, or traded… Continue reading How often should a mechanical watch be serviced? Why does a watch need a service? What is a service?
If you are looking for a genuine Rolex Submariner to buy, please review our Rolex Submariner inventory. We had a gentleman come in one day to offer a Rolex two tone blue Submariner he had bought mail-order from someone in Florida. Original Rolex boxes and booklets accompanied the watch. Nice touch, it makes you want… Continue reading Fake Rolex Tell Tales – Submariner How To Spot a Fake