The balance wheel is to a fine, mechanical watch what a pendulum is to a grandfather’s clock or a mantle clock.
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.
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
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?