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Watches and Technology

Bert Buijsrogge
20.10.2017

If you look at the price tag of some watches, it might cause you to raise an eyebrow now and again. Though I can honestly say this still happens to watch collectors from time to time as well. Why do some watches cost as much as they do? Watches can easily be divided into two categories: new and pre-owned, and their prices vary considerably. There are a number of reasons for the hefty price tags on some luxury watches.

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There is just something so charming about mechanical watches. Even a simple automatic Seiko or a mass-produced Rolex are created with a significant amount of handmade assembling – something often forgotten. There are also pieces created by true artisans (master watchmakers), who create breathtaking watches almost entirely by hand, with at least most of the overall value being because of the work of master craftsmen.

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Oliver Siegle
25.09.2017

When looking to sell your watch, its condition plays a big role. The better shape your watch is in, the more likely you are to find potential buyers and obtain a good price. You can drastically extend the life expectancy of your timepiece if you heed a few simple care tips.

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Automatic watches make up the large majority of mechanical watches sold today, but what is the difference? All mechanical watches have a mainspring, which stores the energy needed to power the watch. In a hand-wound watch, energy is stored in the mainspring by rotating the crown. Once that energy is depleted, this action is performed again. Automatic, or self-winding, watches have a rotating weight that winds the watch using the natural motion of the wearer’s wrist.

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Jonathan Arnold
15.08.2017

Widely considered to be one of, if not the most complex watch complication, striking watches are outside the remit of all but a few of the world’s most talented watchmakers. Not all striking watches are the same, however. Whilst the majority sound the time in one form or another, there are variations in the functioning of each different style. Broadly speaking, they fall into one of two categories: repeaters and sonneries. Read on to find out what the difference is between these two categories and to discover some great sonnerie watches.

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Jonathan Arnold
10.08.2017

The technical advances came quickly, such as increased water resistance, louder mechanical alarms, and more accurate timekeeping. Many of the world’s best known luxury watch brands continue to demonstrate their prowess in terms of technical advancements, over-engineering watches to perfection simply to prove that they can.

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Bert Buijsrogge
23.06.2017

For this article we go and compare two different watches that have been designed to have antimagnetic features from their first design. Starting off with the Rolex Milgauss watch and secondly the IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur. Let’s explain a bit about what antimagnetic means for a mechanical watch.

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Robert-Jan Broer
20.06.2017

ETA, the company that initially founded by Eterna, has been part of the Swatch Group for decades. Their aim is to develop and create movements for watch manufactures, from relatively cheap quartz movements to mechanical movements with complications such as calendars and chronographs.

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Jorg Weppelink
24.05.2017

There are only a few brands within the traditional watch industry that are willing and able to evolve with the rapid changes taking place in today’s technological world. Most brands opt to stick to their traditional trade of developing and producing high-quality mechanical watches. One of the few traditional watch brands that has integrated technology in creative ways is Geneva-based Frédérique Constant. Frédérique Constant is well known for offering affordable luxury watches and they’ve recently introduced technological innovations that put them one step ahead of many competitors. These innovations include the Frédérique Constant Analytics, Frédérique Constant E-Strap, and Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch.

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The Geneva Seal, Patek Philippe Seal and seal of approval used by other brands outside of Geneva, only have one aim: to ensure that you, the consumer, not only receive a watch of prestige but one that has been fully tested under the strictest conditions. This only ensures confidence in the brands timepiece and above all, its longevity too.

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