Watch Movements & Watchmaking Pinterest Board

It should go without saying, but we love watch movements and the many details that go into making a timeless watch.  We have been pinning to Pinterest since April 2012 and have curated quite a collection of articles on watchmaking and beautiful photographs of movements.  You do not need an account to browse these public… Continue reading Watch Movements & Watchmaking Pinterest Board

PJ’s Watch Notes of the Week

This is a great tool watch, over-engineered for extremely rugged wear. This version of the Arctic Diver is made with the tried and true ETA 2824-2 movement over Kobold’s new ‘in-house’ movements. If you’re considering this piece you should know they look exceptionally impressive on custom straps from Rob Montana.     Limited Edition of 299… Continue reading PJ’s Watch Notes of the Week

Omega is Gunning For Rolex

Omega has been stepping up their game every year.  Their current incarnation of the  Seamaster Planet Ocean boasts a ceramic bezel and the reliable Omega 8500 Co-Axial caliber.  The Rolex Submariner still offers one of the best values for a rugged, yet sophisticated Swiss watch. View the conversation on Facebook

PJ’s Watch Notes of the Week

I vividly remember seeing this model on Chef Gordon Ramsay’s wrist on early episodes of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Is that a selling point? We think so. Despite having a long production run (1993-2003) this model comes around very infrequently. This piece was just overhauled by America’s Watchmaker (Stoll & Co in Dayton, OH)    … Continue reading PJ’s Watch Notes of the Week

ETA automatic workhorses, the 2824 and 2892

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

The Story Of Hublot

A young brand by any standard, Hublot is indeed an infant among the centuries-old Swiss giants with which it competes…Yet within years of its founding in 1980 became known as the watch of European royalty. Few brands can claim such a speedy successful rise as Hublot, a feat made possible by the purity of vision… Continue reading The Story Of Hublot