A Progression of Movements: Omega 2500 & 8500 Calibers

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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 to their Cal. 1120 movement. The 1120 was basically a decorated version of the reliable Eta 2892-A2 movement. Omega spent … Read More

PJ’s Watch (Panerai) Notes of the Week

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Panerai all over the place!  We have the largest selection of preowned Panerai we’ve ever had.  We frequently sell these watches too quickly to ever have a wide range of models, but we went on a pre-holiday buying spree and posted them all at once. Luminor Marina 1950 42mm : PAM 392 This is a new size offering from Panerai, a 42mm Luminor 1950.  This finally bridges the gap between the traditional 40mm and 44mm … Read More

Rolex Submariner 116610 vs 16610 Comparison

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The 16610 model of Submariner Date was discontinued in favor of the 116610 model Submariner Date, which is often referred to by its most notable feature as the ceramic bezel Submariner. So when discussing features, we should start with the bezel. This is the most exciting and visually accessible difference between the two models. The ceramic bezel (officially Cerachrom) insert is certainly interesting as a material. It is for most purposes scratch-proof unlike the 16610 … Read More

Swiss Dive Watch Photographs & Observations

Cory BerryWatch Comparisons, Watch Tips2 Comments

It is no secret, we sell a lot of dive watches here at Bernard Watch. Like an SUV and rugged terrain, many “professional” dive watches will never see their way around a SCUBA suit or inside a diving bell. Also like an SUV, they are tough and built to withstand the elements. This makes them a great every-day watch! Just about every major Swiss brand offers a diver’s watch of some sort. For this blog … Read More

Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Fake Vs. Real Comparison 116660

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Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Real vs. Fake Comparison 116660

We received a high-quality replica (fake) DEEPSEA today. We will be shipping it back to the person who tried to sell it to us. Below, you will find some of our observations on differences between the genuine 116660 and the fake. In the above photo, the only thing that really stands out is the clasp extension on the fake doesn’t lay flush inside the clasp. The print on any real Rolex is going to be … Read More

PJ’s Watch Notes of the Week

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Panerai – Radiomir GMT Alarm – PAM 98 This is a model we have been fortunate enough to come across a couple of times in the past, but it remains a rare piece, with only 3000 total pieces made between 2001 and 2006.   The Panerai Radiomir GMT Alarm features a Girard Perregaux caliber 59, a movement initially developed by A. Schild (AS 5008).  This vintage movement was reworked by Girard Perregaux and in my … Read More

Omega Seamaster Overview of Modern Models

Cory BerryWatch Comparisons, Watch Knowledge70 Comments

The Omega Seamaster was originally introduced in 1947. Today’s Aqua Terra bears the closest resemblance to the original with a dressier (yet, sporty) look, but it has still evolved quite a bit since then. In this post, we will discuss the 3 main Seamaster lines of today (since 1994 to be more specific): The Seamaster Professional, the Seamaster Planet Ocean, and the Seamaster Aqua Terra.

Why Is It Important To Wind My Automatic Watch With The Crown?

Cory BerryWatch Knowledge, Watch Tips245 Comments

We had a gentleman come into the office today with a nice Breitling Navitimer for sale. Typically when people have a watch for sale, they are not wearing it so the first thing we do is wind the watch up fully via the crown to power it. After that, we put it on our timing machine to see how it is running in the 6 common positions. Since he was wearing it, I assumed it … Read More