Woah! The watch blogs were alive this month, with some very interesting articles + a slew of new watch model announcements ahead of 2017’s Basil and SIHH Watch Exhibitions.
Category: Watch Knowledge
Watch Notes Of The Week: SIHH Exhibitors
The SIHH Exhibition is arguably the second largest watch event of the year and it’s about 1 month away (Jan 19). It’s celebrating its 27th anniversary! Richemont Group has the largest presence. Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille are the most well-known brands not from the Richemont roster. Below, are some current and past models offered by brands showing at SIHH.
Chrono Time Lapse Video: Omega, Rolex, and Breitling
Our photographer decided to set up a time-lapse video of a few chronographs. This is the cool result! If you are interested in viewing some of our inventory, check out our in-stock Swiss Chronograph watches.
Modern Rolex Boxes – Fake Spotting
Sometimes unscrupulous sellers will pair counterfeit Rolex boxes with authentic watches in order to increase the prices they can realize for their preowned watches. Not having an original box for a used watch is no sin… After all, people move and misplace things. You really can’t be expected to hold on to a box for… Continue reading Modern Rolex Boxes – Fake Spotting
Watch News Roundup For July 2016
New Swiss watch models and interesting articles.
Should I Sell My Rolex?
Common Concerns When Selling A Rolex: I got it as a gift so is it okay to sell it? What if I changed my mind later? I might have some non-Rolex parts… I don’t have box and papers.. I’m not sure if it’s safe to sell online.. These are fair questions and concerns, and we’ll… Continue reading Should I Sell My Rolex?
SWATCH ETA Movements, Pushing Ahead With Hamilton H-21 and H-31
With the introduction of the Hamilton H-21 and H-31 SWATCH has stepped up their game by providing two very significant improvements to the 40-year old Valjoux 7750 movement: Improved Power Reserve and Accuracy. Learn more about how this budget-friendly brand is bringing great innovations to consumers. We also goes into some minor detail on the (dwindling) supply of ETA ebauches to other non-SWATCH Group brands.
Ask A Watch Guy: When Is A Movement “In-House” or ETA?
A Customer Emailed Us This Question: “About 11 years ago?? maybe more I purchased a GP Richeville from you. The watch is fine. This week I took it to a watchmaker I deal with, who checked it, and casually remarked that the movement was an ETA movement. I just wanted to know if that was… Continue reading Ask A Watch Guy: When Is A Movement “In-House” or ETA?
To Polish Or Not To Polish Your Watch?
You received your brand new watch a few weeks ago and today, horror of horrors, you knocked it on the sink faucet giving your watch a bright shiny new scratch. Or maybe you work in front of a computer and the buckle is already starting to show the classic ‘desk diver’ swirls. Scratches are unavoidable.… Continue reading To Polish Or Not To Polish Your Watch?
What is the Balance Wheel of a Watch?
The balance wheel is to a fine, mechanical watch what a pendulum is to a grandfather’s clock or a mantle clock.