Doug Young

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Historical Perspectives: What Exactly Is A Sigma Dial? (And Why Does It Matter?)

With vintage watches, small details matter a lot. In fact, they're basically everything. When it comes to assessing the originality of a dial, this …

Slide rule: what is it, and how does it work?

A Technical Perspective – How Exactly Hairsprings are Manufactured – Explained with Videos (and thanks to E2O Innovations)

Very few companies manufacture hairsprings in Switzerland (read our article, Who manufactures hairsprings? See here) Producing this strategic …

Watches

The Seiko 6139 - 600X Collectors Guide

The 1960s saw many in the watch industry looking to capitalise on an increased demand for automatic watches. In 1969, Seiko delivered by introducing …

Watches

How to put on a ZULU (5 Ring)

<b>How to put on a ZULU (5 Ring) Strap</b><p><b>See Also:</b><p><b>Please take a look at our ZULU Straps.</b><p>Up till now, you have a simple option (folow steps 2- 4 below), or …

A Technical Perspective – A Guide To The Hairspring, A Crucial Part Of The Movement (Technology, Manufacturing Process, Future Developments)

Sprung to life: who manufactures Hairsprings? An industry perspective on this key component whose production is still shrouded in secrecy - Barely …

Watches

Point Of Reference: The Standards Of The Geneva Seal | Quill & Pad

by Joshua Munchow<p>Quality, craftsmanship, and reliability; these are the three things that everyone wants when shopping for a new car.<p>It is also what …

Woodworking

How To Understand ‘Swiss Made’ & Switzerland’s Watchmaking Culture

The purpose of this guide is to help people better understand the culture that designs, manufactures, and sells high-end Swiss timepieces – ideally, …

Watches

Historical Perspectives: Why Watch Movements Are Called Calibers

The word "caliber" has a number of different meanings, but in watchmaking the word is synonymous with "movement." Across the entire industry, one of …

Editorial: The Myth and Importance of Hand-Made Watches

Many buyers of fine mechanical watches possess a dreamy and nebulous notion that these precious timekeepers are “hand-made”. Watch manufacturers …

Watches

Video: The Birth Of Silicon (The watch that changed the world)

The realization of the groundbreaking watch that the Freak was destined to be necessitated the use of materials never before used in watchmaking. And …

Watches

Introducing the Frederique Constant Analytics Accuracy Timer, a $99 Stocking Stuffer Just in Time for the Holidays

Devices made for testing the accuracy of a mechanical watch have always been relatively expensive and cumbersome for at-home use. If you’re anything …

Watches

@vintagediver’s Top Ten Vintage Seikos (Part 1)

Not too long ago, I decided to do a rundown of my top ten favorite vintage watches on Instagram. As most collectors would agree, it is not an easy …

Top 10

From the Archives: A Thanksgiving Day Mil-Spec Primer

To our fellow countrymen and women, Happy Thanksgiving! To the rest of our loyal readership around the globe, happy Thursday. Yes, we’re taking the …

Chronographs

The Tudor MilSub: Part II

Watches

Recommended Reading: Deciphering the Typography and Fonts of A. Lange & Söhne

Founder of design agency &Larry, Singapore-based Larry Peh is the designer of Watches By SJX and also an enormous fan of A. Lange & Söhne. A key …

Typography

Rolex GMT-Master History And Overview Of All Major References

Rolex GMT-Master History We feel the Rolex GMT-Master is one of the most iconic travel watches. For a long time, it was a bit in the shadow of the …

Rolex Watches

The Story of A. Cairelli of Roma: An Italian Military Materiel Distributor

Watches

In-Depth: The 'Dirty Dozen,' An Incredible Collection Of 12 (Mostly) Inexpensive Military Watches

The Dirty Dozen is the name of a movie from the 1960s, depicting the misadventures of 12 fictional soldiers during the Second World War. It is also, …

A Primer on Mil-Spec Watches

From the beginning of its existence, the watch has been an information tool, giving its wearer some piece of intelligence that he wouldn’t have on …

Time Spec: Military Watch Markings – Deciphering the Code - Worn & Wound

One of the more interesting and unique characteristics of military watches that sets them apart from their civilian counterparts are the issue …

Watches

How To Spot A Fake Omega Wristwatch | Quill & Pad

by Paul Altieri<p>Omega, which was founded in 1848, is one of the world’s oldest, most highly respected, and popular watch manufacturers, so it should …

What Makes Your Watch Shock Resistant

Gold and Titanium Combined to Create Ultra-Hard Metal

Watchmakers will soon have a new exotic case metal to boast about when Ti3Au makes it to market. Developed by scientists at Rice University and Texas …

A Technical Perspective - A guide to the Certifications and Quality Seals - Monochrome Watches

<b>COSC, Geneva Seal, Fleurier Quality Foundation, ISO standards… Watchmakers endorse their products with various certification marks to demonstrate</b> …

Watches

Atomic Clocks, Accuracy, and (Re)Defining the Second

Today, time as we know it is kept via an intricate network of approximately 400 atomic clocks operating worldwide. Recently, however, scientists have …

Essential Facts About The Rolex 5-Year Guarantee | Quill & Pad

by John Keil<p>Rolex has always been proud of the durability and longevity of its timepieces. And in an increasingly competitive market, the brand with …

Ultra Thin: What It Is, Why It Matters, And Who Does It Best (Part 2)

<i>(Above, the Piaget 20P/Lassale Caliber 1200, the thinnest hand-wound movement ever made</i>.<i>)</i><p>In Part One of this story, we looked at the history of ultra …

History of Chronometers Pt. 3: Enter COSC

As the ‘60s drew to a close and gave way to the early 1970s, the traditional Swiss industry was erupting into full-blown crisis. While the waking …

Watches

A Technical Perspective - A Guide to the Regulating Organ - Monochrome Watches

<b>The regulating organ of a watch is certainly amongst the most important parts. It is what defines the speed at which the watch will run – and because</b> …