The balance wheel is to a fine, mechanical watch what a pendulum is to a grandfather’s clock or a mantle clock.
The Sapphire Crystal: Its Creation, History and Applications
Although the term Sapphire Crystal will likely conjure up images of a gorgeous deep blue gemstone, sapphire has been used in non-gemstone applications for hundreds of years. Here, we explore the sapphire crystal–its history and applications.
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
How often should a mechanical watch be serviced? Why does a watch need a service? What is a service?
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?