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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

" width="540"/>The word "caliber" has a number of different meanings, but in watchmaking the word is synonymous with "movement." Across the entire …

Watches

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 …

Watches

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 …

Watches

The Tudor MilSub: Part II

Following on from Revolution’s look at the role the Marine Nationale played in developing the Tudor MilSub, we look at the military service record of …

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