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Watches and Technology

Robert-Jan Broer
06.01.2017

Fine mechanical engineering and sports don’t usually go well together. However, some brands have made testing their watches in extreme conditions an art form. Let’s talk about watches and sports.

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Isaac Wingold
03.01.2017

Of all the details that you’ll find on the dial of a vintage chronograph, it could be said that some of the most intriguing intricacies are the dial-surrounding scales that were formerly used to perform calculations. In many cases, these scales would have ultimately determined the target market for a particular watch and their legacy for years to come. Let’s now take a closer look at the various types of scales found on our favourite vintage chronographs and how one goes about using them.

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Too often we take it for granted that our sports watches make use of luminescence, which allows us to read the time perfectly in low and no lighting conditions, however, this wasn’t always the case. History shows getting us to this point in time (excuse the pun) was no easy feat and it did indeed cost lives too. As technology has evolved so has the legibility of the lume in our wristwatches and over the many years, a variety of materials and chemicals have been used too, though the first type of solutions were first seen in the early 20th century.

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Robert-Jan Broer
02.12.2016

The movement of a watch plays a big role in the purchase decisions of many watch collectors out there. Not only are they looking for a mechanical movement, either automatic or hand-wound, but sometimes the type of movement inside a watch is also an important factor in buying a watch. In some cases, the aesthetic of a watch plays a smaller role than the mechanics inside.

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Watches with equation of time complication display the difference between the length of an actual solar day and the mean solar day.

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Isaac Wingold
07.10.2016

Retrograde watches are best characterized by hands that reset upon reaching the end of their tracks. Let’s take a closer look at these exciting timepieces.

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Robert-Jan Broer
27.09.2016

This article is about in-house manufacturing and how watch brands work together with suppliers when they are not capable of producing everything themselves.

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Bert Buijsrogge
16.09.2016

Regulator watches feature the hour and minute hand on separate axes and sub-dials. Thus, they will hardly ever cover each other unlike regular watches.

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Robert-Jan Broer
09.09.2016

In the world of watches, finishing means decoration of a movement. It ranges from simple, machine-performed engraving, for example, to hand-engraved bridges.

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Robert-Jan Broer
19.08.2016

For connoisseurs of mechanical movements and mechanisms, a skeletonized watches allow insight into what happens inside a watch.

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